"We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written." ~ Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

"We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written." ~ Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

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"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself."

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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"And love is smiling through all things." ~ Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

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"There are three kinds of fighters: the aggressive fighter who charges in blindly trying to get the upper hand, the defensive fighter who blocks and evades until his opponent is tired, and then the most dangerous type of fighter, the one who waits for his opponent to make a mistake." ~ Aaron B. Powell, C-Town

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"1 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare."

— Isaiah 55:1

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"I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me." ~ Hermann Hesse, Demian

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"What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting." ~ Frank Herbert, Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)

"What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting." ~ Frank Herbert, Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)

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"Resist the suppressive pressure to contract, and instead expand in defiance."

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

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"Never confuse movement with action."

— Ernest Hemingway

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"You must concentrate upon and consecrate yourself wholly to each day, as though a fire were raging in your hair." - Taisen Deshim

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"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." ~ L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

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"Be grateful for the life of those who mass up challenges on the paths to your fulfillment. At least they taught you self-defense!"

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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