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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

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

“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

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

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

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

Kamand Kojouri
“If today is not your day,
then be happy
for this day shall never return.
And if today is your day,
then be happy now
for this day shall never return.”
Kamand Kojouri

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Amen.”
Katie Henry, Heretics Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Jaide Fox
“(Darcy) "Why do you suppose she decided to come back…after all this time, I mean?"
(Nick) "The barmaid?"
"Bronte"
"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

“It's a universal law that what you put out you get back in return. If you want to have more, you have first become and give more.”
Melissa Ambrosini, Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love

“Happiness attracts debris as something new sometimes.”
Goitsemang Mvula

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The moment you think you are entering a road of no return, you automatically close the return of that road with your own hands!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“I would give you my heart, but you would just give it back, so I give you my words instead.”
N'Zuri Za Austin

Jean Baudrillard
“It is not even remotely a matter of rehabilitating the Aboriginals, or finding them a place in the chorus of human rights, for their revenge lies elsewhere. It lies in their power to destabilize Western rule. It lies in their phantom presence, their viral, spectral presence in the synapses of our brains, in the circuitry of our rocketship, as 'Alien'; in the way in which the Whites have caught the virus of origins, of Indianness, of Aboriginality, of Patagonicity. We murdered all this, but now it infects our blood, into which it has been inexorably transfused and infiltrated. The revenge of the colonized is in no sense the reappropriation by Indians or Aboriginals of their lands, privileges or autonomy: that is our victory. Rather, that revenge may be seen in the way in which the Whites have been mysteriously made aware of the disarray of their own culture, the way in which they have been overwhelmed by an ancestral torpor and are now succumbing little by little to the grip of 'dreamtime'. This reversal is a worldwide phenomenon. It is now becoming clear that everything we once thought dead and buried, everything we thought left behind for ever by the ineluctable march of universal progress, is not dead at all, but on the contrary likely to return - not as some archaic or nostalgic vestige (all our indefatigable museumification notwithstanding), but with a vehemence and a virulence that are modern in every sense - and to reach the very heart of our ultrasophisticated but ultra-vulnerable systems, which it will easily convulse from within without mounting a frontal attack. Such is the destiny of radical otherness - a destiny that no homily of reconciliation and no apologia for difference is going to alter.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

“Mama mea era pe patul de moarte și-mi spunea: «Copil prost, nu ai nici o datorie, ăștia fac mișto de tine când te întorci!» Locuiam în bloc cu o fostă balerină, de fiecare dată când veneam din Belgia discutau și aceasta îi spunea «Ți s-a întors prostul!»”
Dan Andrei Aldea

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