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    Mahatma Gandhi
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Joseph Campbell
    “When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else. ”
    Joseph Campbell

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    Sarah Addison Allen
    “She couldn't change who she was, and she no longer wanted to, even if she could. She knew that who you are is a stone set deep inside you. You can spend all your life trying to dig that stone out, or you can build around it. Your choice.”
    Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

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    Diane Setterfield
    “People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

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    “I died as mineral and became a plant,
    I died as plant and rose to animal,
    I died as animal and I was human,
    Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
    Yet once more I shall die human,
    To soar with angels blessed above.
    And when I sacrifice my angel soul
    I shall become what no mind ever conceived.
    As a human, I will die once more,
    Reborn, I will with the angels soar.
    And when I let my angel body go,
    I shall be more than mortal mind can know.”
    Rumi Jalal ad'Din