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“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”
Virginia Woolf
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God Is in the Manger by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Waiting is an art that our impatient age has forgotten. It wants to break open the ripe fruit when it has hardly finished planting the shoot. But all too often the greedy eyes are only deceived; the fruit that seemed so precious is still green on the inside, and disrespected hands ungratefully toss aside what has so disappointed them.”
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Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Marriage is more than your love for each other. It has a higher dignity and power, for it is God's holy ordinance, through which He wills to perpetuate the human race till the end of time. In your love you see only your two selves in the world, but in marriage you are a link in the chain of the generations, which God causes to come and to pass away to His glory, and calls into His kingdom. In your love, you see only the heaven of your own happiness, but in marriage you are placed at a post of responsability towards the world and mankind. Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal - it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
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Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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Bonds That Make Us Free by C. Terry Warner
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The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Brilliant. The writing, the substance, the style, the renderings and re-renderings of characters. Everything, utterly brilliant.
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“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince

Milan Kundera
“The characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented. It is that crossed border which attracts me most. For beyond that border begins the secret the novel asks about.”
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Victor Hugo
“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”
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John O'Donohue
“We seldom notice how each day is a holy place Where the eucharist of the ordinary happens, Transforming our broken fragments Into an eternal continuity that keeps us.”
John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Invocations and Blessings

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“No matter how brutal life becomes, peace always reigns in the cemeteries...When she felt low, she would get into the car, leave Prague far behind, and walk through one or another of the country cemeteries she loved so well. Against a backdrop of blue hills, they were as beautiful as a lullaby.”
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