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    'The reason death sticks

    so closely to life is not biological necessity - it is envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.' - Yann Martel - 'Life of Pi'
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 18-21, F Apr 1

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    From the Winter of Our Discontent

    Some quotes from THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by John Steinbeck: "All men are moral. Only their neighbors are not." "Only God sees the sparrow fall, but even God doesn't do anything about it." "Did you ever know a child to die of overwork? No -- only...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 10 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    I Love to Find Them

    I'll be reading along when suddenly a sentence or phrase will strike me and I'll think, I should really write that down to save, but I always forget. So, I thought maybe if I tried to post the quotes here I might have an incentive for remembering to save them.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Aug 10

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    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F May 25

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    Dont Quit

      When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2010

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    Decisions...

    Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Dec 4, 2012

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    Recommendation, By Thich Nhat Hanh

      Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now, while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me: Even as they strike you down with a mountain of hatred and violence; even as they step on you and crush you like a worm, even as they dismember and...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 20, 2010

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    Life

    “Life, it turns out, goes on. There is no cosmic rule that grants you immunity from the details just because you have come face-to-face with a catastrophe. The garbage can still overflow, the bills arrive in the mail, telemarketers, interrupt dinner.” ― Jodi Picoult...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2013

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    Tones Of Great Quotes

    Books are inexhaustible source of quotes. Quotes from books covers so many topics like art,nature,life,relationships,virtues,humor,politics etc...The best nuggets of wisdom are short and have an obvious point.I have a very cute little book and I write a lot of quotes from books...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    "I never wish to be parted from you from this

    day on." - Pride and Prejudice
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 16-17, F Aug 10

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    "I did not want passion,

    I did not want pleasure. Perhaps I didn’t even want proof. And I did not want words, small talk, big talk, bike talk, book talk, any of it. Just the sun, the grass, the occasional sea breeze, and the smell of his body fresh from his chest, from his neck and his armpits. Just...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M Sep 22

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    From George, Nicholas & Wilhem By Miranda Carter

    "All down history nine tenths of mankind have been grinding corn for the remaining tenth and have been paid with husks and been bidden to thank god they had the husks." ---Lloyd George
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    Al

      THE CLASSICAL scholar Gilbert Murray one day encountered Einstein sitting in the quadrangle of Christ Church, Oxford. The exiled scientist was deep in thought, with a serene and cheerful expression on his face. Murray asked him what he was thinking about. "I am...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 19, 2010

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    It took you walking away to make me realize

    that a dream doesn't change even if you can't have it. It just waits. :-)
    shortandfat shortandfat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    My Favourite Quotes From Great Books

    'The cold water embraced him like no woman ever could' from to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee'not once did he ever feel remorse for ending the life ofthe man who ruined his' from A Brave New Squad by Connor Fitzgerald'i see the boy i once knew in the man before me' from Robin...
    collegeprofesser collegeprofesser 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    A Sportman's Crede

    "Win if you can, lose if you must, but ALWAYS cheat!" -- Jesse Ventura
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    The wise man doubteth often

    and changes his mind. The fool is obstinate, and doubteth not, he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 23

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    Dante

      The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis Dante Alighieri Heaven wheels above you displaying to you her eternal glories and still your eyes are on the ground
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    We...

          ...still live in a violent world!,  see it, open your doors its there. ...are the most dependent , independent people (U.S.) !!! ...still ask for the truth (i dislike cliche)  we know the truth,or are we just stupid? ...dont want...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 16, 2010

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    Believe

    "Whatever you are", he said, " male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy -all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it. The flame...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly 26-30, F May 16, 2013

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    My status today is brought to you by the movie "That Thing You Do!". (As an aside, you have to respect a movie with an exclamation point in the dang title, don't you?) There's a...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Stolen "You destroyed the only thing I have truly loved. Me." It's a bit overly dramatic but it feels like everyone I ever liked had...somehow. Don't you just love quotes like...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 3

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    "If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation , you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures that soul...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 25

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    It's effortless to let go of self-absorbed people. It's challenging to let go of someone you care about and it's exceedingly difficult to let go of an ideal and a belief in someone...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30, F Oct 6

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    I hate you and then i love you. It's like i want to throw you off a cliff then rush to the bottom to catch you <3
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    "Life is like a box chocolate. You never know what you are get."
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F Oct 3

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    What do you know you're a door, you only like knock knock jokes. Safe it for inside.
    MyAnaconda MyAnaconda 16-17, F Oct 4

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    Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know, maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F Oct 9

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    Daughter: Mommy, what's it like to have the most awesome daughter in the world? Mother: I don't know. Ask your grandmother.
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Oct 9

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    When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. Abraham Lincoln
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    We should not let failures discourage us. Instead, we should consider failures as ‘delayed success.’ If someone has failed, it only means that they tried; that they...
    bruxby bruxby 26-30, M Oct 11

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    When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, in the end you end up polished and they end up useless - Andy Biersack
    youbrokeme youbrokeme 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    "Think about what you can't do and overhaul your weakness so you can do it!!
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 22-25, M Sep 23

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    "Don't chose the better guy, chose the guy who makes you better."
    stajapandabear stajapandabear 13-15, F Sep 27

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    "I must admit, I miss you quite terribly. The world is just too quite without you nearby." ~Lemony Snicket
    welcometomysociety welcometomysociety 13-15, F Oct 2

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    "A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it." (One of my penpals shared this with me this morning. Too funny)
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M Oct 2

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    "Suppose death had a heart to love and to release you, to whom would he turn this passion, would you chose a person from the crowd there. A person to suffer as you suffer...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 3

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    "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" "Oh I'm funny? In what way do I amuse you?" "Men and women can never be friends because the sex thing always gets in the way!"
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 3

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    "You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.- Arnold Schwarzenegger
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M Oct 3

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    "Really? I don't think so. They've got you trapped, Rose. And you're gonna die if you don't break free. Maybe not right away because you're strong but... sooner or later that fire...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Stu: Liver alone Sidney: You sick ****, You've seen one too movies. 😄 From Scream
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Oct 4

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    "It's a serious movie," "Do you wanna see the story parts?"
    CoyaRaimi CoyaRaimi 16-17, F Oct 4

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    "KING KONG AINT GOT SH*T ON ME!!" Denzel Washington
    4everbored 4everbored 16-17, M Oct 4

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    "We are gonna need a bigger boat".
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
    jaml jaml 41-45, M Oct 4

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