Reflective Quotes

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“Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

Jim Rohn
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Jim Rohn

Sarah J. Maas
“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”
Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight

Nicholas Sparks
“He felt as though he were failing in practically every area of his life. Lately, happiness seemed as distant and unattainable to him as space travel. He hadn't always felt this way. There had been a long period of time during which he remembered being very happy. But things change. People change. Change was one of the inevitable laws of nature, exacting its toll on people's lives. Mistakes are made, regrets form, and all that was left were repercussions that made something as simple as rising from the bed seem almost laborious. ”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

“Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' gold
And like the sky my soul is also turnin'
Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind”
Ray Lamontagne, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise

John Ruskin
“The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.”
John Ruskin

Michael Ondaatje
“What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power.”
Michael Ondaatje, The Cat's Table

Criss Jami
“I write about adversity, I praise adversity, not to be pessimistic, but rather to strengthen myself. The more familiar that you are with it, the less likely you are to have a breakdown when it occurs. You become more reflective of its purpose, you understand God's reason for it, and are then able to make the best of everything that you are handed. The darkness is only frightening after constant sunshine.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

David James Duncan
“We hear nothing so clearly as what comes out of silence. ”
David James Duncan

“Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

Bryce Courtenay
“Inside all people there is love, also the need to take care of the other man who is his brother. Inside everyone is a savage, but there is also happening tenderness and compassion.”
Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

Janet Evanovich
“These are desparate times." - Stephanie Plum”
Janet Evanovich, One for the Money

Barbara Kingsolver
“I did it to win love, and to prove myself capable. Not to move mountains. In my opinions, mountains don't move. They only look changed when you look down on them from great height.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Douglas Coupland
“You see, when you're middle class, you have to live with the fact that history will ignore you. You have to live with the fact that history can never champion your causes and that history will never feel sorry for you. It is the price that is paid for day-to-day comfort and silence. And because of this price, all happinesses are sterile; all sadnesses go unpitied.”
Douglas Coupland

J.M. Coetzee
“With the buck before me suspended in immobility, there seems to be time for all things, time even to turn my gaze inward and see what it is that has robbed the hunt of its savour: the sense that this has become no longer a morning's hunting but an occasion on which either the proud ram bleeds to death on the ice or the old hunter misses his aim; that for the duration of this frozen moment the stars are locked in a configuration in which events are not themselves but stand for other things.”
J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

Oscar Wilde
“Hoy en día la gente conoce el precio de todo y el valor de nada.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Erich Maria Remarque
“This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Chimnese Davids
“My wandering imagination never gives up on me and always finds ways to explore what my emotions entail.”
Chimnese Davids, Muses of Wandering Passions

Brad Meltzer
“From ancient to modern times, the human animal knows how to find fighting.”
Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

Siri Hustvedt
“We chart delusions through collective agreement.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men

Freya North
“Currently she was midway through a bittersweet David Nicholls novel that any other time might well have made her self-indulgently reflective.”
Freya North, Chances

“Nadie se forma en la cola de las tortillas para comprar pan”
Regina Kuri

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“Qui se humilliat exaltabitur”
Cervantes, Don Quixote

C. JoyBell C.
“Anything that's shiny, shines due to its reflective quality. Reflection. People usually think that you are shiny because you are shiny. But what does it actually mean? It means that you reflect back to others the beauty in themselves and the love and care that they give to you. It's never actually about you. It's actually about everyone else. Your capability to reflect determines how luminous you are.”
C. JoyBell C.

Kamala Suraiyya Das
“All round me are words, and words and words,
They grow on me like leaves, they never
Seem to stop their slow growing
From within... But I tell my self, words
Are a nuisance, beware of them, they
Can be so many things, a
Chasm where running feet must pause, to
Look, a sea with paralyzing waves,
A blast of burning air or,
A knife most willing to cut your best
Friend's throat... Words are a nuisance, but.
They grow on me like leaves on a tree,
They never seem to stop their coming,
From a silence, somewhere deep within...”
Kamala Suraiyya Das, Summer in Calcutta

George Oppen
“There are things
We live among ‘and to see them
Is to know ourselves’.”
George Oppen

Stephen King
“Lloyd realized he was looking at Don Pitcher's brain. That Don had been thinking with that very stuff perhaps only minutes ago seemed to render the whole world meaningless.”
Stephen King, Laurie

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I can rush off a cliff or I can build a bridge across it. And if you look around, we seem to be awfully light on bridges these days because we’re incredibly limited on patience.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“She's always in my hair”

Margaret Kennedy
“When they got to their hotel she went straight up to bed, but he paused to get a drink. There was, in the vestibule, a flower stall and he bought a handful of roses, stiffly wired into a bouquet, before proceeding to the oppressive gorgeousness of their bridal suite. The lift was lined with looking glass, so that as he shot upwards he got an endlessly duplicated version of himself, stout and nervous, a light cloak flung over his shoulder and flowers in his hand: an infinitely long row of gentlemen carrying offerings to an unforgiving past.”
Margaret Kennedy

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