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Carl Sandburg
“Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”
Carl Sandburg

Thomas Merton
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.”
Thomas Merton, The Way of Chuang Tzu

Rainer Maria Rilke
“You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.
So many live on and want nothing
And are raised to the rank of prince
By the slippery ease of their light judgments
But what you love to see are faces
that do work and feel thirst.
You love most of all those who need you
as they need a crowbar or a hoe.
You have not grown old, and it is not too late
To dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

John Green
“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Chang-rae Lee
“For sometimes you can't help but crave some ruin in what you love.”
Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

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