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….But I’m thinking of what Sarah said… that “Love is – watching someone die…”
So who’s going to watch you die?…
– DCFC “What Sarah Said”

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It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult. — Seneca

There is nothing like being.. alone …To boil one’s coffee and fill one’s pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it. — Knut Hamsun

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. — Albert Einstein

… crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations. — David Sedaris

…Think before you drink before you drive me mad — Lenny Cole “RocknRolla”

Action is the foundational key to all success. — Pablo Picasso

Do one thing every day that scares youEleanor Roosevelt

Insanity:  doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein

Never confuse motion with action— Benjamin Franklin

Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret. — Lawrence J. Peter

I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic. — Lisa Alther, Kinflicks, 1975

What is a friend? One soul inhabiting two bodies — Aristotle

All art is quite useless.– Oscar Wilde

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it — Aristotle

Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said. — Mark Twain

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. — F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940), “The Crack-Up” (1936)

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be brokenSamuel Johnson

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it — Henry David Thoreau

Believe that you will succeed. Believe it firmly, and you will then do what is necessary to bring success about — Dale Carnegie

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentionsAugusten Burroughs

The only dependable thing about the future is uncertainty – Amarant Coral (Final Fantasy IX)

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody — Bill Cosby

Courage is grace under pressure — Ernest Hemingway

For those of us who don’t have money, there’s music. For the rest of the world, there’s therapyDave Jackson

Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is — Anonymous

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work — Emile Zola

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will — Mohandas K. Gandhi

If you have a job without aggravation, you don’t have a jobMalcolm Forbes

Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body’s beauty lives
Wallace Stevens

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely and the likely definite — Author Unknown

Love is giving someone the power to break youStephanie Meyer

Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings — David Sedaris (Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim)

The person who has no opinion will seldom be wrong — Unknown

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…Every time I turn around
I’m looking up, you’re looking down
Maybe something’s wrong with you
That makes you act the way you do?
Maybe I am crazy too…

–Sheryl Crow “Soak Up The Sun”

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Being angry is the easy part. Being angry at the right person, at the right time, and in the right way. That’s the hard part   –  Fireflys [captaincynic.com]

Life does have an expiration date. This isn’t meant to be a downer – just a reality we all share. It’s what you do with this information that will make the difference — Unknown

Know your enemy and know yourself and in one hundred battles, you shall never perish — Sun Tzu from The Art of War

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! — Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessup in the 1992 film A Few Good Men.

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You see that pack of Virginia killing sticks on the end of the piano? ..

…All you need to know about life is retained in those four walls. You will notice that one of your personalities is seduced by the illusions of grandeur – the gold packet of king size with a regal insignia, an attractive implication towards grandeur and wealth, the subtle suggestion that cigarettes are indeed your royal and loyal friends, and that, Pete, is a lie.

…Your other personality is trying to draw your attention to the flip side of the discussion, written in boring bold black and white, it’s a statement that these neat little soldiers of death and in fact trying to kill you and that, Pete, is the truth.

…Oh, beauty is a beguiling call to death and I’m addicted to the sweet pitch of its siren. That which starts sweet ends bitter, and that which starts bitter ends sweet.
That is why you and I love the drugs and that is also why I cannot give that painting back. Now please, pass me a light…

– Johnny Quid – “RocknRolla”

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Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare. — Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. — Oscar Wilde

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income — Errol Flynn (1909 – 1959)

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears — Robert W. Sarnoff

I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man — Themistocles (527 BC – 460 BC), from Plutarch, Lives

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives — William James (1842 – 1910)

What I dream of is an art of balance — Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954), O Magazine, April 2003

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone — Lev Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Going down to the bare bones of existence, you cannot find absence of love. Love brings you into the world each day and carries you through it. It is the conscious act of loving your world that keeps your world together and you belonging to it.

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about — Oscar Wilde

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…I thought my life would be different somehow
I thought my life would be better by now…

-Aimee Mann “31 Today…”

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