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“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.”Jack Gilbert

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You have trouble feeling alive, so you stab your own heart just to feel something. It was the emptiness that was killing you. You created the sadness and the fear to fill it.

Yasmin Mogahed

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A man who wants to lead an orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

James Cook

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Thich Nhat Hanh

There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

Paulo Coelho

So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger - because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being.

Jack Kerouac

Having seen how lucidly and logically certain madmen
justify their lunatic ideas to themselves and to others,
I can never again be sure of the lucidness of my lucidity.

Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.

Steve Irwin

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I don’t know who I am. Or maybe I do know who I am and I just don’t want to be her anymore.

Gayle Forman

April was too lonely a month to spend alone. In April, everyone around me looked happy. People would throw their coats off and enjoy each other’s company in the sunshine—talking, playing catch, holding hands. But I was always by myself.

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

When you’re traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.

William Least Heat-Moon

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