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Sep
28th
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People don’t change their ideas, much less their lives, because someone comes along with a clever argument to show that they’re wrong. As a way of making real and deep changes in society, this shouting and arguing is mostly a waste of time.
— John Holt
Teach Your Own
Sep
26th
Fri
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It was a quiet little corner in which I had lived when I was younger. It was a corner in which anything was possible, where magic was not an improbably daydream, but an obvious fact - if still only just out of reach. In those days I had know there must be monsters in the world, but I would happily accept them, knowing that, by the same logic, there must also be wizards and wants and flying carpets. I had never really closed that part of my mind, just slowly stopped visiting it as I grew older.
— Abigail Rook (William RItter)
Jackaby
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She has saved this town and its people from countless monsters countless times. That the battles are usually in her head does not lessen the bravery of it. The hardest battles always are.
— R. F. Jackaby (William Ritter)
Jackaby
Feb
19th
Wed
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I don’t know why people do the things they do to each other. We’re all here to live our lives, to do our work, to raise our families, to love who we love. We’re all here for the same things, but some, they can’t let that be. They can’t be happy or content with that.
— Teesha Maddox (J.D. Robb)
Concealed in Death
Feb
2nd
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Egypt loved the lotus because it never dies. It is the same for people who are loved. Thus can something as insignificant as a name—two syllables, one high, one sweet—summon up the innumerable smiles and tears, sighs and dreams of a human life.
— Dinah (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent
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I could only be what I was. And I was a woman.
— Dinah (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent
Jan
9th
Thu
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I’d chosen the regret I could live with best, that’s all. I’d chosen the life I belonged to.
— Sarah, ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd
Dec
31st
Tue
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There is no past apart from the backstory we give our present.
— Lama Marut, ‘A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life’
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We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great.
— Art Buchwald (quoted in ‘A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life’)
Nov
2nd
Sat
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Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.
— Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner