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“Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they'd lock us up?"
All the time.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you."

The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?"

The old man replied simply, "The one you feed.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Maybe some things aren't meant to be known. maybe there just meant to be accepted.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Life is short, have dessert first.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“The people on the train with me don't know it, but in my head I'm dancing.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“A wise man once remarked that we can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many apples are in the seed.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Life is short...eat desert first!”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“I made sure to pay attention to everything I was doing. To be fully in the moment. Because that's all life is, really, a string of moments that you knot together and carry with you. Hopefully most of those moments are wonderful, but of course they won't all be. The trick is to recognize an important one when it happens. Even if you share the moment with someone else, it is still yours. Your string is different from anyone else's. It is something no one can ever take away from you. It will protect you and guide you, because it IS you. What you hold here, in your hand, in this box, this is my string.

"Until recently, I thought it was death that gave meaning to life--that having an endpoint is what spurred us on to embrace life while we had it. But I was wrong. It isn't death that gives meaning to life. Life gives meaning to life. The answer to the meaning of life is hidden right there inside the question.

"What matters is holding tight to that string, and not letting anyone tell us our goals aren't big enough or our interests are silly. But the voices of others aren't the only ones we need to worry about. We tend to be our own worst critics. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: 'Most of the shadows in this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.' ... Wisdom is found in the least expected places. Always keep your eyes open. Don't block your own sunshine. Be filled with wonder.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“It's not an old book, or a treasure map. Nope. Staring up at me was a pile of rocks.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Reach for the stars and even if you miss you will land among the stars”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Finl & the Meaning of Life
“...I believe that once you find something you love, something that works, why keep looking for more? People always think there is something better around the corner. I decided a long time ago I'd stop wasting my time looking for something better and enjoy what I had.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was 'Life is short; eat dessert first.' How can I argue with that?”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“So softly Lizzy has to lean over to hear me, I say, 'I can't face the world until I know why I'm here.'
You're kidding me.'
I shake my head vehemently. 'No. I need to figure out my purpose. Until I do, what's the use of getting up?”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“fMr. Oswald places the telescope on the desk in front of us. "This," he says proudly, "Is a Broadhurst. It was the most powerful telescope for backyard veiwing in its day."
Which was when?" Lizzy asks.
The nineteen thirties," he replies. "Isn't it a beauty? On a clear night, you could see the whole entire solar system with this one."
Unable to stop myself, I blurt out, "My very energetic mother just served us nine pizzas."
Lizzy gawks at me like I have two heads. "He's lost it; he's finally lost it. I knew this day would come."
Mr. Ozwald chuckles. "Jeremy has just given us a mnemonic device for remembering the order of the planets.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
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“Some choices are forever....Just because people aren't in our lives anymore, doesn't mean they stop thinking about us and vice versa.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“We are here because over billions of years, countless variables fell into place, any of which could have taken another path. We are essentially a beautiful fluke, as are the millions of other species with which we share this planet. Our cells are composed of atoms and dust particles from distant galaxies, and from the billions of living organisms that inhabited this planet before us.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Everything we think we know is really only perceived by our senses,' he explains patiently. 'The sounds we hear are just waves in the air; colors are electromagnetic radiation; your sense of taste comes from molecules that match a specific area on your tongue. Hey, if our eyes could access the infrared part of the light spectrum, the sky would be green and trees would be red. Some animals see in completely different ways, so who knows what colors look like to them. Nothing is really how we perceive it.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“If an object - a star, for instance, like our own sun - is eight hundred light years away from the Earth, it would take light leaving that object eight hundred years until it reached our eyes. So when you look at that object, you are seeing it as it appeared eight hundred light years ago, not as it looks today. It might not even exist anymore. Every time you look up at the stars, you are looking into the past.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“I'm sorry for the randomness of what I wrote, Mr. Oswald. There's been a lot to absorb.'
Without looking up, he says, 'Never apologize for writing your truth, Mr. Fink. There are no right or wrong answers.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Wisdom is found in the least expected places.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Maybe some things aren't meant to be known. Maybe they're just meant to be accepted.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“My sweat smells like peanut-butter.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“The harder something is to acquire, the more satisfying it is when you finally find it.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Life gives meaning to life. The answer to the meaning of life is hidden right there inside the question.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Always keep your eyes open. Don't block your own sunshine. Be filled with wonder.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Sometimes people think they are looking for the meaning of life, when really they are looking for an understanding of why they are here. What their purpose is, the purpose of life in general. And that's a much easier question to answer than the meaning of life.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“The meaning of life is to give life a meaning.”
wendy mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“We are all connected at a deep, chemical level. We are all connected to the universe, and the universe is inside us.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Best friends always know when the other's lying.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
“Before an apple tree is planted, no one will know how many apples will one day sprout from it. It's all about potential, and potential is hidden from all of us until we embrace it, find our purpose, plant ourselves so we can grow.”
Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

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