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  • #1
    John Boyne
    “There's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them.”
    John Boyne

  • #2
    Paula Fox
    “The minute you become conscious that you are doing good, that's the minute you have to stop because from then on it's wrong.”
    Paula Fox

  • #3
    Anne Lamott
    “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
    Anne Lamott

  • #4
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

  • #5
    Mike Wech
    “We all draw different lines. Sometimes they intersect. Sometimes they don’t. We agree on forms of evil, but judge degrees of it, saying only the worst of humanity is truly bad. And everything along the grey lines is subject to opinion.”
    Mike Wech, SEVEN-X

  • #6
    O. Henry
    “Each of us, when our day's work is done, must seek our ideal, whether it be love or pinochle or lobster à la Newburg, or the sweet silence of the musty bookshelves.”
    O. Henry

  • #7
    Walker Evans
    “Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
    Walker Evans

  • #8
    David Foster Wallace
    “...in real life I always seem to have a hard time winding up a conversation or asking somebody to leave, and sometimes the moment becomes so delicate and fraught with social complexity that I'll get overwhelmed trying to sort out all the different possible ways of saying it and all the different implications of each option and will just sort of blank out and do it totally straight -- 'I want to terminate the conversation and not have you be in my apartment anymore' -- which evidently makes me look either as if I'm very rude and abrupt or as if I'm semi-autistic and have no sense of how to wind up a conversation gracefully...I've actually lost friends this way.”
    David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

  • #9
    Andre Agassi
    “Walking to the net, I'm certain that I've lost to the better man, the Everest of the next generation. I pity the young players who will have to contend with him. I feel for the man who is fated to play Agassi to his Sampras. Though I don't mention Pete by name, I have him uppermost in my mind when I tell reporters: It's real simple. Most people have weaknesses. Federer has none.”
    Andre Agassi, Open

  • #10
    Andre Agassi
    “Our best intentions are often thwarted by external forces—forces that we ourselves set in motion long ago. Decisions, especially bad ones, create their own kind of momentum, and momentum can be a bitch to stop, as every athlete knows.”
    Andre Agassi, Open

  • #11
    “We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”
    Archilochus



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