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Rumi
“A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe.”
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T.S. Eliot
“I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you
Which shall be the darkness of God.”
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Vincent van Gogh
“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”
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Flannery O'Connor
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SHE: “Mobby Dick. I’ve always heard about that.”
ME: “Mow-by Dick.”
SHE: “Mow-by Dick. The Idiot. You would get something called Idiot. What’s it about?”
ME: “An idiot.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

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