Factober

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

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Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the abi

Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing.
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And you know once a man has fished, or watched the thrushes hovering in flo

And you know once a man has fished, or watched the thrushes hovering in flocks over the village in the bright, cool, autumn days, he can never really be a townsman, and to the day of his death he will be drawn to the country.
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Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your go

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
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To thoughtful natures, events are like depth charges: the surface is calm,

To thoughtful natures, events are like depth charges: the surface is calm, but the shock spreads further.
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Only a few days earlier he had explained to her that he did not merely read

Only a few days earlier he had explained to her that he did not merely read books but traveled with them, that they took him to other countries and unfamiliar continents, and that with their help he was always getting to know new people, many of whom even
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Too long, much too long.

Too long, much too long.
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I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
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Anger at happenstance for its absurd timing. Anger at myself for being so a

Anger at happenstance for its absurd timing. Anger at myself for being so angry. I hate being angry and every time I got this angry it made me more angry at the fact that I was so angry. I realized though that I couldn't really be mad at any of those thin
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If you are ready to cry..to feel the pain..to take the risk? You are ready

If you are ready to cry..to feel the pain..to take the risk? You are ready for love
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We fight ceaselessly to live or we live joyfully to fight.

We fight ceaselessly to live or we live joyfully to fight.
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I loved the idea that looking at a painting or listening to a concerto coul

I loved the idea that looking at a painting or listening to a concerto could make you somehow "transcend" the day-in, day-out bullshit that grinds you down: how in one instant of pure attention you could draw something inside that made you forever larger
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We must have infinite faith in each other.

We must have infinite faith in each other.
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