Words that matter

IN THE WORDS OF….

Anais Nin
“Last night I wept.
I wept because the process by which I have become woman was painful.
I wept because I was no longer a child with a child’s blind faith.
I wept because my eyes were opened to reality….
I wept because I could not believe anymore and I love to believe.
I can still love passionately without believing. That means I love humanly.
I wept because I have lost my pain and I am not yet accustomed to its absence.”

“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.”

“Life expands or contracts in direct proportion to one’s courage.”

“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic”
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Karen Blixen
“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea”

“Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.”

“But the trouble is not as you think now, that we have put up obstacles too high for you to jump . . . . It is that we have put up no obstacles at all. The great strength is in you . . .”

“God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”

“Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.”

“Write a little every day, without hope, without despair.”

“It is no happiness for a woman to put a man in place. It is no humiliation for a man to bow to a woman. But it is humiliating for the women of a society to not be able to esteem its men. And it is humiliation to the men of a society to not be able to honour its women”
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Jacqueline Carey

“All knowledge is worth having.”

“It is my observations, though, that happiness limits the amount of suffering one is willing to inflict upon others.”

“For this too I learned, that a storyteller’s tale may end, but history goes on always. These events, so distant in legend, play a part in shaping the very events we witness about us, each and every day.”

“There are those who are awkward in the face of sorrow, fearing to say the wrong thing; to them, I say, there is no wrong in comfort, ever. A kind word, a consoling arm … these things are ever welcome.”
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John Norman
“Truth not won is not possessed. We are not entitled to truths for which we have not fought.”

“I know of no language in which the truth may be spoken. The truth can be seen, and felt, and known, but I do not think it may be spoken.”

“Each of us learns it, but none of us, I think, can tell another what it is.”

“In your weakness and need, and love,” I said, “in your honesty, and truth, you are a thousand times stronger, and greater, than such caricatures of women, than such travesties of women, than such pseudomales and facsimile men, denying themselves and their feelings, holding themselves rigid, not daring to feel or be themselves.”
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Zig Ziglar
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
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T. S. Elliot
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
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Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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