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Have you found something in a book that made you pause...for ANY reason? Post it here! 78 People

    "It's a troublesome world.

    The people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful - a whole heaping lot - for the people and places you're LUCKY you're NOT. That's why I say Duckie, don't grumble, don't stew. Some critters are much-much, oh, ever so much-much, so...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response May 27

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    The Door !

    "You see, only one who wanted to find the Stone -- find it, but not use it -- would be able to get it..."                              ...
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    Happiness Habit

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you", that would suffice. M. Shimoff, Happy for No Reason Chapter 5, The pillar of the heart
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Dancing On The Edge

    "The room was quiet. I hated the silence. All kinds of thoughts could pop up in that silence. Silence was like the dark- anything could be hiding in it."-Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 24, 2012

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    Let The Madness Begin Muhahahahahaha

    “Oh hey guys how’s it hanging?” he asked noticing us at the end of the hall not seeming to care about his lack of clothing. I looked away covering my eyes. Yet another traumatic event was carved into my brain against my will. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sleep...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Aug 29, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    " Your ego will make an argument

    for why you have to "sell out", in a thousand ways. It will rationalize that you need security, safety, certainty, control, acceptance, and a paycheck. But what is the price for selling out your soul? Every time you betray the truth of your soul, you split from your true self...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 23

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    A Recent Obsession

    I can't seem to get this out of my mind lately. It comes from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and was written by John Donne: "No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    From The Claw Of The Conciliator..

    "We were one, naked and happy and clean, and we knew that she was no more and that I still lived, and we struggled against neither of those things, but with woven hair read from a single book and talked and sang of other matters."
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    "But I like the inconveniences.""We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably.""But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.""In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Love And Obsession

    What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm in love with you, And I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, And I know that love is just a shout into the...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    They amaze me and make me feel as if I were in the book 📚
    sarahdessen15 sarahdessen15 13-15, F Nov 6

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    And lose pals. Or clothes. Or a few apartments. So i quit alcohol. Or hide from it. Dont want to relapse. Or puke during fun. Or use the bottle as a weapon.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 19

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    i am now 18, me and my girlfriend ran from home at the age of 17, and she was 16, we was both fed up and done with our parents not letting us see eachother, so therefore we took...
    willtheonly123 willtheonly123 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm glad today that I was able to get an opportunity to rest. It wasn't enough time, but it was a little more than it usually is. My sisters got back from school today also. It...
    princmos princmos 22-25 2 days ago

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    The first job I ever got a year ago I lasted two weeks before I was fired because I was drunk on the job and had brought alcohol there. It's one of my most embarrassing moments. I...
    SonofDarkness SonofDarkness 22-25, M Nov 5

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    My account was some how deleted I have re-signed up happen to anyone else ????
    scot987 scot987 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Sorry just deleting some people on my circle. I'd rather have few on my circle than have a long list but you never actually spoken to them.
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    "The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts." - Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F Nov 4

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    "Stay golden PonyBoy." -The Outsiders
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F Nov 4

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    "I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met." John Green, Paper Towns
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    All that is gold does not glitter Not all those who wander are lost The old that is strong does not wither Deep roots are not reached by the frost
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Nov 6

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    “I'm not going to wear a red dress," she said. "It would look stunning, My Lady," she called. She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. "If there's anyone I...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F Nov 10

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    I feel infinite ❤️~ The Perks Of Being A Wallflower~❤️
    hopewojo hopewojo 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Sohhh awwwesome. Got lucky. Love them.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    My family, my old old friends, people on here, everyone. Sometimes I feel like I'll eventually just fade away into nothing.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    God is Speaking to prophets during our Generation! www.TrumpetCallOfGodOnline.com
    listentogod listentogod 22-25, M Nov 10

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    I got to hangout with her at a haunted house thing, back in October :) She was so pretty, too bad I was super shy to even really say anything XD Me and my shyness, I swear -__...
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    Had to leave city life behind.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Ah they are everywhere. There are books on my wardrobe, books on my bed, books in the kitchen, books in my head. Books on the table, books on the shelf, books in my bag and books...
    nelby710 nelby710 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Spiritual Realms of Earth: Imps, Goddesses and Legends By: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Paranormal Researcher Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    The past year should have been one of the best in my life - It wasn't! I have to admit that I am a bit of a free thinker - what I believe about life, people and how we are meant...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I love wattpad books. They have some good books on there. I have to find another book to read now :(I can't find more good books. I read a lot of books on there. It was addicting...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 19

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    This is true . At this point I allow myself one bookcase for books. Just trying to keep it simple ....I used to have waaay too many books so I donated most of them. This is one...
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have not been in many as I would like,however the ocassions when I have seen second hand books at street markets or the few stores I visited I was enchanted.Something special...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I decided that I would be proactive and do work these few days. It has been productive, those hours- those hours I sat in front of the screen to finish a few documents for...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    For many years I have felt like I just was a waste of space. I felt like something was missing. A strange as It was, when I was standing there, bound to the wall, getting caned, I...
    0happycamper 0happycamper 22-25, F Nov 18

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    It's been slowly happening over the last two years but in the last few months it's been dramatic there are a few people hanging on but I guess that's because they've never spent a...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I have a mental disease ... Today I was walking on the street,and the sky turned into darker...I felt depression and I wanted to cry on the street...Totally loneliness and scary...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Yes! I have a dream dictionary book that my mom got me a few Christmases ago. Most of the dreams that I've looked up seem to have been accurate for the most part. (That I remember...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F Nov 16

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    So yesterday was my birthday. It was great. I celebrated with my hubby and our beautiful son. I was anxious all day, expecting an unannounced visit from NM, because that's what she...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Tuesday is veteran's Day. For many it is just a government day off. Few who aren't veterans ever seem to really care about those who left their blood on the beaches of Normandy...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses Nov 10

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    I have been this way since I was 12 Yrs old, due to my parents divorcing and me having to live in 2 other towns at different times. I became suicidal at age 15 and that lasted up...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I cannot look at him without every thought that I have ever had being sucked away from my grasp. I try to speak but nothing will come out. I will have a whole speech planed and...
    bjssoi bjssoi 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I've written before about the torch I'm carrying for an ex girlfriend, my first love. We've been facebook friends for years, but weren't communicating at all. Over the past few...
    LookingForFK LookingForFK 31-35 1 Response 2 days ago

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    At first he happen to be caught in her glance, she had not noticed him her eyes were only focused on a friend as they whispered. Then slowly his existence started to grow, her eyes...