Thoughtful Quotes page 121

I don't want to eke out my life like a resource in short supply. The only selfish life is a timid one. To hold back, to withdraw, to keep the best in reserve both overvalues the self and undervalues what the self is. Here's my life - I have to mine it, farm it, trade it, tenant it and when the lease is up it cannot be renewed. Here's my chance. I'll take it.
The Powerbook, Jeanette Winterson
Children are not subtle creatures. They are like new rocks, all jagged and half-formed. Time alone renders them smooth and lets you see the grain beneath the surface.
Isabelle Carmody
What a strange world it is where you can have as much sex as you like but love is taboo. I'm talking about the real thing, the grand passion, which may not allow affection or convenience or happiness. The truth is that love smashes into your life like an ice floe, and even if your heart is built like the Titanic you go down. That's the size of it, the immensity of it. It's not proper, it's not clean, it's not containable.
The Powerbook, Jeanette Winterson
Love has got complicated, tied up with promises, bruised with plans, dogged with an ending that nobody wants - when all love is, is what it always is - that you look at me and wante me and I don't turn away. If I want to say no, I will, but for the right reasons. If I want to say yes, I will, but for the right reasons. Leave the consequences. Leave the finale. Leave the grand statements. This simplicity of feeling should not be taxed.
The Powerbook, Jeanette Winterson
The only things that are infinite are the universe and the stupidity of man, and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein
Kairos: in the fullness of time, the propitious moment for a decision or an action. Fate and Luck are other words for it but it feels more like a science - biding your time, pacing yourself.
Zadie Smith
We must blame the thief first before we say that where the owner put her property was improper.
Yoruba Proverb
Why don’t you just sit down, close your eyes and invent your own world? When you were little you did, even with your eyes open.
Axel Hacke – Little King December
Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
Robert McNamara
I'm full of depth today.
Pooja Dabir
It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone´s fault. If it was Us, what did that make Me? After all, I´m one of Us. I must be. I´ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No-one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We´re always one of Us. It´s Them that do the bad things.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo
Our world is no more permanent than a wave rising on the ocean. Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.
Arthur Golden, 'Memoirs of a Geisha'
The mountain you seek is higher than you know and farther than you imagine, for its existence is only true if it is believed, not conquered.
A. Jamal
When you do something small but you put your whole heart into it, it can be very powerful. It can change your whole world.
Diego Luna
If you have not crossed the river, you should not abuse the crocodile.
Igbo Proverb
The world was one thing, but all the people are not of it. Some are better than it, apart from it, more splendid, untouchable and pure.
Anne Rice – The Feast Of All Saints
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment.
Leonardo da Vinci
Tiny is bigger than insignificant.
Nepal Digest
Love is the bread of life, but music is the butter.
Entertainer Okie Duke circa 1963, Moravian College Publication

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