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    Donald Miller
    “Writers don't make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don't work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck's book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. We then lie across the couch facedown and mumble to God to forgive us because we are secretly afraid He is going to dry up all our words because we envied another man's stupid words. And for this, as I said, we are paid a dollar. We are worth so much more.”
    Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #3
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #4
    Leon C. Megginson
    “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
    Leon C. Megginson

  • #5
    John le Carré
    “There are moments which are made up of too much stuff for them to be lived at the time they occur.”
    John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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