Thoughtful Quotes page 149

There is a reason the word 'belonging' has a synonym for 'want' at its centre: it is the human condition.
'Vanishing Acts' by Jodi Picoult
At least if you were ignorant, you could do what you wanted, you had no idea what had been achieved in the past. You were free, instead of chewed at by bleeding impotence, dissolved away like a pearl in acid.
'Paint it Black' by Janet Fitch
The easiest person to fool is yourself.
Aubrey Charasz
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Kris Kristofferson
Through evolution creatures become, in some ways, more like their environment than like each other.
Aubrey Charasz
Two things are necessary for developing lasting friendships, focus on a persons good points and use your good points to cover their weaknesses.
Allen Steble
Life is only a one way road if you're a negative thinker, once you chose to be optimistic many paths reveal themselves.
Allen Steble
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake
The faster you are, the slower life goes by.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran
It's a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Excessive solitude often breeds madness.
Avaris
Overzealous governments may have, in their care of the country's security, sacrificed the very values the war against terror should protect
The armies of the ambitious. For them, the future was like a giant oxygen mask, as if there was nothing to breathe in the present. When the present was all there was ever going to be.
'Paint it Black' by Janet Fith
Historical fact: people stopped being human in 1913. That was the year Henry Ford put his cars on rollers and made his workers adopt the speed of the assembly line. At first, workers rebelled. They quit in droves, unable to accustom their bodies to the new pace of the age. Since then, however, the adaptation has been passed down: we've all inherited it to some degree, so that we plug right into joysticks and remotes, to repetitive motions of a hundred kinds.
'Middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof
Marcello Truzzi
It showed him how how brave and strong and happy a person could become. How torture is torture and humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer. "Savior" isn't the right word but it's the first word that comes to mind. And it's funny how when somebody saves you, the first thing you want to do is save other people. All other people. Everybody. The kid never knew the man's name. But he never forgot that smile. "Hero" isn't the right word, but it's the first word that comes to mind.
"Choke" by Chuck Palahnuik

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