Thoughtful Quotes page 120

Virtual reality is the only reality we can understand through murder, power and sex. All other realities are far too real to stimulate without accepting death.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
D.H. Lawrence
The end was contained in the beginning. But it was frightening; or, more exactly, it was like a foretaste of death, like being a little less alive.
George Orwell, 1984
It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I am of nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Nicholas Sparks
Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, while imagination encircles the universe.
In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Let me tell you about our planet. Our planet is four and a half billion years old. There has been life on this planet for nearly that long. Three point eight billion years. The first bacteria. And, later, the first multicellular animals, than the first complex creatures, in the sea, on the land. Then the great sweeping ages of animals-the amphibians, the dinosaurs, the mammals, each lasting millions upon millions of years. Great dynasties of creatures arising, flourishing, dying away. All this happening against a background of continuous and violent upheaval, mountain ranges thrust up and eroded away, cometary impacts, volcanic eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving…Endless constant and violent change…Even today, the greatest geographical features on the planet comes from two great continents colliding buckling to make the Himalayan mountain range over millions of years. The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us.
Michael Crichton, Jurrasic Park
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
George Carlin
He was so different, her son, so special…but the world did not love people like that. The world tried to root them out, like tares from a garden.
Stephen King, Insomnia
You should learn to say nothing that will cause you regret. You should not say what is in your heart – or what is only in your heart for a moment.
David Guterson, Snow Falling On Cedars
The discovery that grief could attach itself with permanence – something that Ishmael had already discovered. It attached itself and then it burrowed inside and made a nest and stayed. It ate whatever was warm nearby, and then the coldness settled in permanently. You learned to live with it.
David Guterson, Snow Falling On Cedars
The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching.
Anson Dorrance
Duty is the most sublime word in the english laguage, you can never do more than your duty; and never wish to do less.
Robert E Lee
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why, then to get the whole and geniune meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.
Henry David Thoreau
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Robin Williams
Often when you think about something for a long period of time,say jumping out of an airplane, you never end up doing it. Its the spontanaeity that makes it worth while.
Katelyn Borden
They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could we go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?
Jeanette Winterson
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Ben Okri

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