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Anna was saying to herself: why do I always have this awful need to make other people see things as I do? It’s childish, why should they? What it amounts to is that I’m scared of being alone in what I feel.

Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

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The political campaign won’t tire me, for I have an advantage. I can be myself.

John F. Kennedy

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The ancients said: “The hanged man cannot cut himself down.” But in due time Nature is stronger than all his ropes and bonds. It was always so. Where is the reason to be discouraged?

Chuang Tzu

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“As long as we have some definite idea about or some hope in the future, we cannot really be serious with the moment that exists right now.”

Suzuki Roshi,
Zen MindBeginner’s Mind

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“Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is Power.”

Gregory Corso, Power

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“Here I am, fifty-eight, and I still don’t know what I’m going to be when I grow up.”

Peter Drucker

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One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self: of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.

Nietzsche

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get rained out.

Satchel Paige

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Each phenomenon on earth is an allegory, and each allegory is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can pass into the interior of the world where you and I and day and night are all one. In the course of his life, every human being comes upon that open gate, here or there along the way; everyone is sometimes assailed by the thought that everything visible is an allegory and that behind the allegory live spirit and eternal life. Few, to be sure, pass through the gate and give up the beautiful illusion for the surmised reality of what lies within.

Herman Hesse, Strange News
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