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Olga Tokarczuk
“Perhaps that’s the whole point of prayer – to think to yourself in peace, to want nothing, to ask for nothing, but simply to sort out your own mind. That should be enough.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk
“Newspapers rely on keeping us in a constant state of anxiety, on diverting our emotions away from the things that really matter to us. Why should I yield to their power and let them tell me what to think?”
Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Anton Chekhov
“Well, he used to say that the great thing in married life was patience. Do you hear, Vanya? Not love, but patience. Love cannot last long. You have lived two years in love, and now evidently your married life has reached the period when, in order to preserve equilibrium, so to speak, you ought to exercise all your patience. . . .”
Anton Chekhov, The Duel

Colette Dowling
“Everything going into performance can be quantified, measured, made visible. The mystique of innate inability has been penetrated and the truth revealed: high performance for women is eminently achievable. The more unbiased the instruments used to understand and assess performance, the clearer it became. Studies show gender to be be barely relevant as a predictor, or limiter of athletic performance. What really counts are acquired skills, trained muscles and movement efficiency that comes from refined technique.”
Colette Dowling, The Frailty Myth: Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls

“start to assess your life step by step and work out who you are and how much more dangerous you could be if you got fearless and ferocious.”
Deborah Frances-White, The Guilty Feminist: From Our Noble Goals to Our Worst Hypocrisies

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