Cycle Quotes

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Thomas  Harris
“God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

Alberto Caeiro
“She’s a manner of speaking.
Even the flowers don’t come back, or the green leaves.
There are new flowers, new green leaves.
There are other beautiful days.
Nothing comes back, nothing repeats itself, because everything is real.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

David Almond
“Look at all the life in this," she said. "Every pip could become a tree, and every tree could bear another hundred fruits and every fruit could bear another hundred trees. And so on to infinity."
I picked the picks from my tongue with my fingers.
"Just imagine," she said. "If every seed grew, there'd be no room in the world for anything but pomegranate trees.”
David Almond, Skellig

Toba Beta
“Witchcraft had once been widely used before cursed by the society.
I see today the society presumes technology will have a different treatment.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Val Emmich
“You're born and you keep getting older and grayer and sicker, and no matter what efforts you make to reverse the process, you die, every single time. To repeat: worse, worse, worse, and then death. I have a long way to go before the worst. This is only the beginning.”
Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

Mitch Albom
“My funeral," the Blue Man said. "Look at the mourners. Some did not even know me well, yet they came. Why? Did you ever wonder? Why people gather when others die? Why people feel they should?
"It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.
"You say you should have died instead of me. But during my time on earth, people died instead of me, too. It happens every day. When lightning strikes a minute after you are gone, or an airplane crashes that you might have been on. When your colleague falls ill and you do not. We think such things are random. But there is a balance to it all. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole.
"It is why we are drawn to babies . . ." He turned to the mourners. "And to funerals.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“Death is nature's way of making things continually interesting. Death is the possibility of change. Every individual gets its allotted lifespan, its chance to try something new on the world. But time is called and the molecules which make up leaf and limb, heart and eye are disassembled and redistributed to other tenants.”
Peter Steinhart, The Company of Wolves

“The perfect orchestration of the symphony of life is one of the Creator's greatest and most beautiful miracles.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Eckhart Tolle
“When you are fully present and people around you manifest unconscious behavior, you won’t feel the need to react to it, so you don’t give it any reality. Your peace is so vast and deep that anything that is not peace disappears into it as if it had never existed. This breaks the karmic cycle of action and reaction.”
Eckhart Tolle, Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

“In the spring you smell last fall's death and this year's growth as the elder lichen shows the young how to grow.”
Tanya Tagaq, Split Tooth

Ruth Ozeki
“I was thinking about what she aid about waves, and it made me sad because I knew that her little wave was not going to last and soon she would join the sea again, and even though I know you can’t hold on to water, I still gripped her fingers a little more tightly to keep her from leaking away,”
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

J.R. Rim
“When you feel thankful, you can be appreciative for a moment, then not at all the next. It seems the tank is full, then it becomes empty, and the cycle continues. If you don't feel the same gratitude for a moment, know that it's possible in the next moment that comes around.”
J.R. Rim

Graham Hancock
“The Sanskrit texts make it clear that a cataclysm on this scale, though a relatively rare event, is expected to wash away all traces of the former world and that the slate will be wiped clean again for the new age of the earth to begin. In order to ensure that the Vedas can be repromulgated for future mankind after each pralaya the gods have therefore designed an institution to preserve them -- the institution of the Seven Sages, a brotherhood of adepts possessed of unerring memories and supernatural powers, practitioners of yoga, performers of the ancient rituals and sacrifices, ascetics, spiritual visionaries, vigilant in the battle against evil, great teachers, knowledgeable beyond all imagining, who reincarnate from age to age as the guides of civilization and the guardians of cosmic justice.”
Graham Hancock, Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

Deyth Banger
“Comedy is fun.. and okay… but the moment you go deeper you playing with deep shit cycle.”
Deyth Banger

Ikrame Selkani
“Il existe des dates éternellement marquantes et irréprochablement perpétuées à travers les cycles, les époques où l’intervalle du temps qui commence et ne finit jamais.”
Ikrame Selkani, Une goutte d'espoir dans un océan de doutes

Casey McQuiston
“So, imagine we're all born with a set of feelings. Some are broader or deeper than others, but for everyone, there's that ground floor, a bottom crust of the pie. That's the maximum depth of feeling you've ever experienced. And then, the worst thing that could have happened. The thing you had nightmares about as a child, and you thought, it's all right because that thing will happen to me when I'm older and wiser, and I'll have felt so many feelings by then that this one worst feeling, the worst possible feeling, won't seem so terrible. But it happens to you when you're young. It happens when your brain isn't even fully done cooking - when you've barely experienced anything, really. - It happens to you, and it goes all the way down to the bottom of what you know how to feel, and it rips it open and carves out this chasm down below to make room. And because you were so young, and because it was one of the first big things to happen in your life, you'll always carry it inside you. Every time something terrible happens to you from then on, it doesn't just stop at the bottom - it goes all the way down.”
Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

Maya Angelou
“Late October

the leaves of autumn
sprinkle down the tinny
sound of little dyings
and skies sated
of ruddy sunsets
of roseate dawns
roil ceaselessly in
cobweb greys and turn
to black
for comfort.

Only lovers
see the fall
a signal end to endings
a gruffish gesture alerting
those who will not be alarmed
that we begin to stop
in order to begin
Maya Angelou, The Poetry of Maya Angelou

Colleen Hoover
“I thought for sure she was the one. I felt it in my bones.
Now all I feel is remorse, because it wasn’t until ten seconds ago that I realized I’ve already moved on to another cycle. I’ve moved on to Willow.”
Colleen Hoover, Layla

Nitya Prakash
“My sleep cycle is so messed up that when I tell friends I'll try sleeping now, instead of 'good night', they say "best of luck".”
Nitya Prakash

Steven Redhead
“You are in a continuous cycle of renewal, where all you comprehend doesn't stay unchanged for long.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

Steven Magee
“It was only when I stopped working with electricity that I realized that electromagnetic exposures had been routinely triggering my mating cycle.”
Steven Magee

Ruth Stone
“All things come to an end.
No, they go on forever.”
Ruth Stone, In the Next Galaxy

“An ending is the illusion that we create because we believe that God will eventually reach some end so final that it will exceed His ability to create. And that’s the illusion that we need to stop creating.”
Craig D Lounsbrough

Claude Lecouteux
“The bonds joining man to the universe of course extended to the family, both to ancestors and to children not yet born. The belief in an inextinguishable vital principle ensured that nothing perished in an irreversible fashion, which explains Norse ethics: death was but one stage of a cycle, the return to the immanent or transcendent world and the return to the sacred. "Retirement to the kingdom of the dead," Regis Boyer notes judiciously, "is not actually timeless as much as it is irrelevant to the present time. It is capable of opening at any moment to create a path for returns."ts In this mental universe, which could be difficult to grasp by minds permeated by Roman and Christian culture, "the dead individual is not really dead. He has returned to one of the states of the cycle, but remains active in the form of landvaettr"—that is, tutelary spirit (genius loci). Revenants were no cause for surprise to the Germanic peoples; they fit perfectly within their mind-sets, their place has not been usurped, and we cannot dismiss these stories as "old wives' tales." The roots of the belief are too deep.”
Claude Lecouteux

Santosh    Kumar
“Before taking any decision you must complete the thinking cycle of any given situation, cycle means positive and negative of the side.”
Santosh Kumar (San)

“When you unknowingly being programmed as a child that you are not enough, what you say is of no importance, and your opinion doesn't matter: it makes it very difficult to do so when you become an adult. So to cover up this lack of self, some turn to toxic behaviors to make themselves feel like something for once, even if just for a minute. These behaviors continue until one's head is so tired of spinning around the same vicious cycle, finally take that leap off the merry go round, and slowly start to figure out the life one was meant to always have.”
Christine E. Szymanski

“Are you repeating the same cycle of toxic behaviors you grew up with or did the cycle stop with you? You can continue to blame others for the cards you were dealt or grab a fresh deck and deal yourself a better hand.”
Christine E. Szymanski

“Hop off the merry go round you continue to spin on. Life is meant to be a journey not one continuous vicious cycle.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Mick LaSalle
“World War I was the final straw. Youth turned on their elders for making a hash of the world. Older men’s values had produced a cataclysm, and young men had paid with their lives. “The older generation has certainly pretty well ruined this world before passing it on to us,” wrote a young man in the Atlantic Monthly of September 1920, expressing the prevailing sentiment. How could the younger generation, the idea went, possibly do any worse?”
Mick LaSalle, Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man

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