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The Sun Magazine

Quotations

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To stand on one leg and prove God’s existence is a very different thing from going down on one’s knees and thanking him.

Soren Kierkegaard

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Man with wooden leg escapes prison. He’s caught. They take his wooden leg away from him. Each day he must cross a large hill and swim a wide river to get to the field where he must work all day on one leg. This goes on for a year. At the Christmas party they give him back his leg. Now he doesn’t want it. His escape is all planned. lt requires only one leg.

James Tate

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It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

Anne Sexton

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Transcendence or detachment, leaving the body, pure love, lack of jealousy - that’s the vision we are given in our culture, generally, when we think of the highest thing. . . . Another way to look at it is that the aim of the person is not to be detached, but to be more attached — to be attached to working; to be attached to making chairs or something that helps everyone; to be attached to beauty; to be attached to music.

Robert Bly

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We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow-men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.

Herman Melville

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The friend does not count his friends on his fingers; they are not numerable.

Thoreau

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If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth.

Hans Reichenbach

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That sudden and ill-timed love affair may be compared to this: you take boys somewhere for a walk; the walk is jolly and interesting — and suddenly one of them gorges himself with oil paint.

Anton Chekhov