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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
“When she does not find love, she may find poetry. Because she does not act, she observes, she feels, she records; a color, a smile awakens profound echoes within her; her destiny is outside her, scattered in cities already built, on the faces of men already marked by life, she makes contact, she relishes with passion and yet in a manner more detached, more free, than that of a young man. Being poorly integrated in the universe of humanity and hardly able to adapt herself therein, she, like the child, is able to see it objectively; instead of being interested solely in her grasp on things, she looks for their significance; she catches their special outlines, their unexpected metamorphoses. She rarely feels a bold creativeness, and usually she lacks the technique of self-expression; but in her conversation, her letters, her literary essays, her sketches, she manifests an original sensitivity. The young girl throws herself into things with ardor, because she is not yet deprived of her tr ...more Simone de Beauvoir
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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“You remember too much," my mother said to me recently. "Why hold onto all that?" And I said, "where can I put it down?”
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Jalaluddin Rumi
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”
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Hazrat Inayat Khan
“If people but knew their own religion, how tolerant they would become, and how free from any grudge against the religion of others.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Bowl of Saki: Thoughts for Daily Contemplation from the Sayings and Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Paulo Coelho
“I came to set fire to the earth. And I am watchful that the fire grow.
May the fire of love grow in our hearts.
May the fire of transformation glow in our movements.
May the fire of purification burn away our sins.
May the fire of justice guide our steps.
May the fire of wisdom illuminate our paths.
May the fire that spreads over the Earth never be extinguished.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Do not wake me from this slumber, but be assured that just as I have wept much, I have also wandered many roads with my thoughts.”
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“Beautiful women are always drawn to men they think will keep them beautiful.”
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