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As goofy as it sounds, I try to sing in the morning. It's hard both to sing and to maintain a grouchy mood, and it sets a happy tone for everyone - particularly in my case, because I'm tone deaf, and my audience finds my singing a source of great hilarity.

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Endure graciously the difficult times.

Endure graciously the difficult times.
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Art is a song of the soul that is sung by the light of the heart with the c

Art is a song of the soul that is sung by the light of the heart with the color of emotion and appreciation.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I think the years I have spent in prison have been the most formative and i

I think the years I have spent in prison have been the most formative and important in my life because of the discipline the sensations but chiefly the opportunity to think clearly to try to understand things.
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If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,

If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent.
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The Ladies Buddenbrook from Breite Strasse did not weep, however - it was n

The Ladies Buddenbrook from Breite Strasse did not weep, however - it was not their custom. Their faces, a little less caustic than usual at least, expressed a gentle satisfaction at death's impartiality.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When in life you are destined great, but fated to a humble background, it a

When in life you are destined great, but fated to a humble background, it always gets really worse before it gets really better.
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The heart also knows things, and so does the imagination. Thank God. If not

The heart also knows things, and so does the imagination. Thank God. If not for heart and imagination, the world of fiction would be a pretty seedy place. It might not even exist at all.
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If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" "No", said the pr

If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" "No", said the priest, "not if you did not know." "Then why," asked the Eskimo earnestly, "did you tell me?
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Still I promise myself, "Next time I will do better" in the all-too-human c

Still I promise myself, "Next time I will do better" in the all-too-human conceit that I will always be offered a "next time.
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I’m convinced we have each been endowed with a beautiful heart. We may not

I’m convinced we have each been endowed with a beautiful heart. We may not always see it. We may not even believe it. But it’s a gift that came with birth and, every time we act selflessly, it grows a little.
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Learn to read deeply. It will slowly open your mind’s eye, and will be able

Learn to read deeply. It will slowly open your mind’s eye, and will be able to see the secret beauty of the universe and understand its deeper essence.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Prim, let go," I say harshly, because this is upsetting me and I don't want

Prim, let go," I say harshly, because this is upsetting me and I don't want to cry. When they televise the replay of the reapings tonight, everyone will make note of my tears, and I'll be marked as an easy target. A weakling. I will give no one that satis
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