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Annie Dillard

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energ

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
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Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our pl

Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our planet alone is a blot; our planet alone has death.
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Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alo

Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.
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As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, i

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
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The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms

The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in complexity are the fringes of beauty, and in variety are generosity and exuberance.
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It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating

It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
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You can't test courage cautiously.

You can't test courage cautiously.
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The surest sign of age is loneliness.

The surest sign of age is loneliness.
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So live. I'll be the nun for you. I am now.

So live. I'll be the nun for you. I am now.
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Why do you never find anything written about that idiosyncratic thought you

Why do you never find anything written about that idiosyncratic thought you advert to, about your fascination with something no one else understands? Because it is up to you. There is something you find interesting, for a reason hard to explain because yo
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There must be bands of enthusiasts for everything on earth-fanatics who sha

There must be bands of enthusiasts for everything on earth-fanatics who shared a vocabulary a batch of technical skills and equipment and perhaps a vision of some single slice of the beauty and mystery of things of their complexity fascination and
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In literary history generation follows generation in a rage.

In literary history generation follows generation in a rage.
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