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Masaru Emoto
“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
Masaru Emoto, Secret Life of Water

Margaret Atwood
“Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence. Time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived, and it's noon with its merciless light, and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Bret Easton Ellis
“I have to return some videotapes”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Charlotte Eriksson
“So I am not a broken heart.
I am not the weight I lost or miles or ran and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on. Like concrete.
I am not this year and I am not your fault.
I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because they broke that day,
but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore.
I am the way a life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.
I am not your fault.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Thomas Wolfe
“You can't go home again”
Thomas Wolfe

Vera Nazarian
“A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it.

But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target.

So does gossip.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Mary Oliver
“And now you'll be telling stories
of my coming back
and they won't be false, and they won't be true
but they'll be real”
Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

Christopher Hitchens
“As a convinced atheist, I ought to agree with Voltaire that Judaism is not just one more religion, but in its way the root of religious evil. Without the stern, joyless rabbis and their 613 dour prohibitions, we might have avoided the whole nightmare of the Old Testament, and the brutal, crude wrenching of that into prophecy-derived Christianity, and the later plagiarism and mutation of Judaism and Christianity into the various rival forms of Islam. Much of the time, I do concur with Voltaire, but not without acknowledging that Judaism is dialectical. There is, after all, a specifically Jewish version of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, with a specifically Jewish name—the Haskalah—for itself. The term derives from the word for 'mind' or 'intellect,' and it is naturally associated with ethics rather than rituals, life rather than prohibitions, and assimilation over 'exile' or 'return.' It's everlastingly linked to the name of the great German teacher Moses Mendelssohn, one of those conspicuous Jewish hunchbacks who so upset and embarrassed Isaiah Berlin. (The other way to upset or embarrass Berlin, I found, was to mention that he himself was a cousin of Menachem Schneerson, the 'messianic' Lubavitcher rebbe.) However, even pre-enlightenment Judaism forces its adherents to study and think, it reluctantly teaches them what others think, and it may even teach them how to think also.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

“Thing were falling apart. We just could not slow down. We were evolving into something greater, perhaps too much for our own good. And one thing always remained as I moved on. I saved a little bit of love just in case you would ever return home.”
Robert M. Drake, Beautiful Chaos

Criss Jami
“Love does not dwell on how much one receives in return. If there is ever any balance in love, it is in a contest of who can love who more.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Tahir Shah
“Usually, there is nothing more pleasing that returning to a place where you have endured hardship.”
Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines

Robin Hobb
“The knowledge that he had left me with no intent ever to return had come over me in tiny droplets of realization spread over the years. And each droplet of comprehension brought its own small measure of hurt...He had wished me well in finding my own fate to follow, and I never doubted his sincerity. But it had taken me years to accept that his absence in my life was a deliberate finality, an act he had chosen, a thing completed even as some part of my soul still dangled, waiting for his return.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

George Washington
“[death]...the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return”
George Washington

Kamand Kojouri
“Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kahlil Gibran
“Yea, I shall return with the tide.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Dejan Stojanovic
“Arrival in the world is really a departure and that, which we call departure, is only a return.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Kamand Kojouri
“Think the tree that bears nutrition:
though the fruits are picked,
the plant maintains fruition.
So give all the love you have.
Do not hold any in reserve.
What is given is not lost; it shall return.”
Kamand Kojouri

“When man will return to nature, nature will return to him.”
Grigoris Deoudis

Mina Marial Nicoli
“May the light be in you forever,
May the sun love you and keep you,
May the dream make you awaken.
For the stars love to shine upon you,
And the heavens cry for your loss.

May goodness and love flow
through you once more,
Drink of the light and the love here,
Find that we all need you,
May your spirit come back across.”
Elyra Mirabell, The Magic of Avalon Eyrelin

Mauricio Rosencof
“But you know, as I do, that the storm will pass
And that the implacable sun doesn't simply stop
When obscured by a dark, pernicious cloud,
Which is why I know I'll return to your house-
On a Sunday that's there on the calendar-
And laugh with you over a glass of grappa.”
Mauricio Rosencof

Katie Henry
“I believe in love. I believe in the love Lucy shows me, the kind I'll try hard to give back to her in full. I believe in things I can't put into words, but things I know to be true.
I believe in us. I believe in this.
Katie Henry, Heretics Anonymous

Mohsin Hamid
“Maximum return was the maxim to which we returned.”
Mohsin Hamid

Sana Szewczyk
“I believe that each person has a favorite place, a tree, a mountain, or a beach which they want to come back to, even if the return can only take place in the boundaries of their imagination.”
Sana Szewczyk, Under a Ginkgo Tree and Other Stories

Jaide Fox
“(Darcy) "Why do you suppose she decided to come back…after all this time, I mean?"
(Nick) "The barmaid?"
"If I were to hazard a guess, I would suppose her mother finally convinced her she was on her deathbed."
"I suppose, but since she's been on her deathbed for the past ten years that I know of. I'm thinking Bronte probably wouldn't fall for it."

Jaide Fox, His Wicked Ways

Deborah Bravandt
“Emotional Intelligence can be learned. Try it on for the size always fits, needs no return, and never wears out.”
Deborah Bravandt

Deyth Banger
“You want to take all my money slow with success, so far you have taken 120$ and they aren't return back and you want more and more and more...”
Deyth Banger

Elizabeth Bowen
“You never quite know when you may hope to repair the damage done by going away.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

Richie Norton
“Bring your best to your mentors and expect nothing in return, then true value will be created.”
Richie Norton

Charles Ringma
“Because we cannot repair the loss of years away, homecomings are almost always conflicted. We are not longer at "home" in our former familiar place. And we do not live between two or more cultures, but rather in both. We are neither fully away, nor fully home.

In the pain of this tension, there is a strange blessing, a nudge that helps us to realise the fundamental sojourner status of our human existence. Life moves towards death. And for the Christian, there is the sense that this world as it is now is not our final home. Having made the return, our pilgrim status in the journey of faith becomes even more evident. This reminds us that in some strange way we are too early for heaven and too late for this world.”
Charles Ringma, Sabbath Time: a hermitage journey of retreat, return & communion

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Trust is what I give to others out of the hope that they will give it back to me. But too often the return on such an investment is that it doesn’t return.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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