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  • #1
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • #2
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #3
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away... and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast.... be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.... and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #4
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes”
    Vladimir Nabokov

  • #5
    Douglas Adams
    “You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
    "Why, what did she tell you?"
    "I don't know, I didn't listen.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #6
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “So this is it," said Arthur, "We are going to die."
    "Yes," said Ford, "except... no! Wait a minute!" He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur's line of vision. "What's this switch?" he cried.
    "What? Where?" cried Arthur, twisting round.
    "No, I was only fooling," said Ford, "we are going to die after all.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #8
    Douglas Adams
    “Did I do anything wrong today," he said, "or has the world always been like this and I've been too wrapped up in myself to notice?”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #10
    Douglas Adams
    “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #11
    Douglas Adams
    “One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphod was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn't be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid. He was renowned for being amazingly clever and quite clearly was so—but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence, the act. He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #12
    Robert  Morrow
    “If you want to know what a truly healthy relationship is, it’s one where both people wake up every morning and say, “I choose to be with this person.”
    Robert Morrow, Ringing True

  • #13
    Douglas Adams
    “I don’t know what I’m looking for.”
    “What not?”
    “Because … because … I think it might be because if I knew I wouldn’t be able to look for them.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #14
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. Because we are alone with the unfamiliar presence that has entered us; because everything we trust and are used to is for a moment taken away from us; because we stand in the midst of a transition where we cannot remain standing. That is why the sadness passes: the new presence inside us, the presence that has been added, has entered our heart, has gone into its innermost chamber and is no longer even there, - is already in our bloodstream. And we don't know what it was. We could easily be made to believe that nothing happened, and yet we have changed, as a house that a guest has entered changes. We can't say who has come, perhaps we will never know, but many signs indicate that the future enters us in this way in order to be transformed in us, long before it happens. And that is why it is so important to be solitary and attentive when one is sad: because the seemingly uneventful and motionless moment when our future steps into us is so much closer to life than that other loud and accidental point of time when it happens to us as if from outside. The quieter we are, the more patient and open we are in our sadnesses, the more deeply and serenely the new presence can enter us, and the more we can make it our own, the more it becomes our fate.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • #15
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #16
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “[A]t bottom, and just in the deepest and most important things, we are unutterably alone, and for one person to be able to advise or even help another, a lot must happen, a lot must go well, a whole constellation of things must come right in order once to succeed.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #17
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #18
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • #19
    Charles Dickens
    “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #20
    Charles Dickens
    “For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. If my career were of that better kind that there was any opportunity or capacity of sacrifice in it, I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you. Try to hold me in your mind, at some quiet times, as ardent and sincere in this one thing. The time will come, the time will not be long in coming, when new ties will be formed about you--ties that will bind you yet more tenderly and strongly to the home you so adorn--the dearest ties that will ever grace and gladden you. O Miss Manette, when the little picture of a happy father's face looks up in yours, when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you!”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #21
    Charles Dickens
    “Perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
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  • #22
    Charles Dickens
    “I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #23
    Charles Dickens
    “Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #24
    George Harrison
    “If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there”
    George Harrison

  • #25
    Lewis Carroll
    “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #26
    Lewis Carroll
    “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
    "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #27
    Lewis Carroll
    “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #28
    Lewis Carroll
    “Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
    "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
    "You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
    "Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #29
    Lewis Carroll
    “Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.

    "I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."

    "Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #30
    Lewis Carroll
    “And what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversation?”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland



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