Category Archives: life

I have no children, I do not watch television, and I do not believe in God — all paths taken by mortals to make their lives easier. Children help us to defer the painful task of confronting ourselves, and grandchildren … Continue reading

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Everything I ever wanted in life came from music, books and animals. ~Britt Collins

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A few times in my life, I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few, brief seconds, the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel, rather than think… I could never make these moments last. I cling … Continue reading

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If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days. ~Sylvia Plath

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One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. ~Lewis Carroll

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Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. ~Henry Ford

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If we load too many expectations on ourselves to live extraordinary lives, such as waiting for some undying passion to come our way, we stagger under the burden of our dreams. ~Sally Brampton

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