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My father was a psychiatrist, the medical director of a mental hospital in Scotland, and when I was a student, I took vacation jobs there as a nursing assistant. So I did get to see mental illness, but I don't remember conversations about mental conditions. My father was a cheerful man with a robust attitude to such things.

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If you are a boat and your lake is frozen, what can you do? You will wait f

If you are a boat and your lake is frozen, what can you do? You will wait for the spring! We are lucky that we are humans, we don’t have to wait for the spring; we can break the ice if necessary, we can use fire to open our way! Nothing can stop the mind
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The margins of the space were bright without illuminating anything or casti

The margins of the space were bright without illuminating anything or casting shadows, sharp and terrible. It reminded her of the way schizophrenics and people suffering migraines would describe light as assaulting and dangerous.
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Tod's pale brows arched halfway up his forehead, and he looked suddenly, ac

Tod's pale brows arched halfway up his forehead, and he looked suddenly, achingly wistful. "She knows not what she says..."Maybe not. But I was starting to get a pretty good idea...
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In the endthese things matter most:How well did you love?How fully did you

In the endthese things matter most:How well did you love?How fully did you live?How deeply did you let go?
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What he’s looking for, what he wants, is all around him, but he doesn’t wan

What he’s looking for, what he wants, is all around him, but he doesn’t want that because it is all around him. Every step’s an effort, both physically and spiritually, because he imagines his goal to be external and distant.
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Every story is true and a lie. The true part of this one is: Love and the m

Every story is true and a lie. The true part of this one is: Love and the memory of love can't be drowned. The lie part is that this is a good thing.
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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
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He who has little problems, shows little love. He who has overcome huge pro

He who has little problems, shows little love. He who has overcome huge problems, has giant love. Because he understands what it means and won’t have others suffer like he did.
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Imagine a 15-year-old kid saying, 'I have two moms - it's cool.' I don't fe

Imagine a 15-year-old kid saying, 'I have two moms - it's cool.' I don't fear that at all.
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You are hierarchical. That's the older and more entrenched characteristic.

You are hierarchical. That's the older and more entrenched characteristic. We saw it in your closest animal relatives and in your most distant ones. It's a terrestrial characteristic. When human intelligence served it instead of guiding it, when human int
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As believers our only debt is love and our only competition is to outdo eac

As believers our only debt is love and our only competition is to outdo each other in love.
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Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together ..

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together ... Speech is too often ... the act of quite stifling and suspending thought, so that there is none to conceal ... Speech is of Time, silence is of Eternity ... It is idle to think t
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