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Outside In Outside In by Doug Cooper
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“There’s a drive in a lost soul—in one that is searching for acceptance, companionship, belonging, whatever you want to call it. The slightest coincidence ignites a spark that one hopes will lead to something meaningful.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“I'm learning quickly, once you quit one thing, it gets easier and easier just to leave situations rather than deal with shit.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“t may not be the life you imagined, but it’s your life. You came here for a reason. Is it time for you to go and begin again?”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Questions from earlier circle like buzzards. Am I running away or moving forward?”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“The waves splash against my face, carrying a message: Welcome, you belong here.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“To exist here, I’ll have to become skilled in saying no—an art in which I was once well accomplished, but one I no longer care to practice.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“I am two people. One goes through the motions, rolling from one thing to the next; the other is withdrawn, watching a complete stranger.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Nothing worse than someone who goes to the dance, is excited to dance, dances all night, and then complains all the next day about his feet being sore.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Variety may be the spice of life, but consistency pays the bills.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Silence has built walls, walls that I attempt to break by pedaling faster, only to be imprisoned a hundred feet down the road.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“I have nowhere to go and no place I’m supposed to be. Am I lost or completely free?”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Just remember, there comes a time when the party isn’t a party anymore; it’s your life.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Even the best buzz wears off, and you wake up more trapped than the day before.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“I never get used to the faces--wide-eyed and full of possibility--staring bad at me.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“When compared side by side, my days can barely be distinguished from one another. The only difference is what I do after work and with whom I do it.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“I’m like a fish in a pool, turning quickly to avoid what challenges it. My only decision is whether to go right or left to sidestep confrontation.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Now I just accept that we’re born each day and we die each night. In between we live our lives.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Strangers don't see through the cracks as easily as people who know you.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“My discontent has accumulated over the past months, searching for a leak in the dam I’ve constructed to separate my true feelings from the situation closing in around me.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Now I feel free, and hope is creeping back. Maybe because I'm paying attention to what I have rather than what's missing.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Identity cannot be found or fabricated but emerges from within when one has the courage to let go.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“You earn brotherhood—the purest friendship, trust, love, whatever you want to call it—moment by moment through how you treat others.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“True conversation is its own experience, and experience, not words, is the thing that brings people closer.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Cause and effect are rarely directly related. Justice has a mind of her own.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Time doesn't age you; experience does.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“Don't let yourself get bored. Exist to question; question your existence.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“The world communicates subtly. Most people don't hear or see the signs because they're so wrapped up in their day-to-day lives.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“TIME PASSES SWIFTLY WHEN A PERSON DOESN’T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING. Or maybe it’s that when a person looks back, he doesn’t recall anything significant to mark the passing time, so he remembers it as one complete piece of his life.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“On the island, the recipe for an entertaining evening is drink this, smoke that, snort this, eat that. How do you feel? Well, try this and some of that.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In
“All that remains is to forge the #commitment. Regardless of how right everything feels, words never last.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In

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