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Anybody can do bad work, but not everybody does good work.

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To devote yourself to the creation and enjoyment of beauty, then, can be a

To devote yourself to the creation and enjoyment of beauty, then, can be a serious business—not always necessarily a means of escaping reality, but sometimes a means of holding on to the real when everything is flaking away into… rhetoric and plot.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Life is not just the passing of time; it’s also a collection of experiences

Life is not just the passing of time; it’s also a collection of experiences from your past, present and future.
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First times are always sacred. May we never run out of "firsts

First times are always sacred. May we never run out of "firsts
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The higher our self-esteem, the more likely we are to be creative in our wo

The higher our self-esteem, the more likely we are to be creative in our work, which means the more successful we are likely to be. The higher our self-esteem, the more ambitious we tend to be, not necessarily in a career or financial sense, but in terms
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead, Right Reverends and

Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead, Right Reverends and Wrong Reverends of every order. Dead, men and women, born with Heavenly compassion in your hearts. And dying thus around us every day.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Do you ever think that people who find it tougher to say what they're feeli

Do you ever think that people who find it tougher to say what they're feeling are the ones who feel things more intensely? As if they're the ones who really understand what it means to love someone? As if they have to keep their defenses high, because the
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.

Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I had dreams of winning Olivier Awards.

I had dreams of winning Olivier Awards.
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Our habitual failure to recognise thought as thought, our habitual identifi

Our habitual failure to recognise thought as thought, our habitual identification with discursive thought, is the primary source of human suffering.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on

You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
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When one door of opportunity closes, another opens; but often we spend most

When one door of opportunity closes, another opens; but often we spend most of our time looking at the lost opportunity that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

That brief walk was one of those moments he knew he'd remember and look bac

That brief walk was one of those moments he knew he'd remember and look back on, one of those moments that he'd try to capture in the stories he told. Nothing was happening, really, but the moment was thick with mattering.[p214]
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago