Category: stop and think

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?”

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The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

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GiovannisRoom

Somebody…should have told us that not many people have ever died of love.  But multitudes have perished, and are perishing every hour — and in the oddest places! — for the lack of it.

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When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

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The Perks of Being A Wallfloer - UK

So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons.  And maybe we’ll never know most of them.  But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.

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Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

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Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”