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Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. "I'm okay" we say. "I'm alright". But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can't get it off. That's when you realize that sometimes it isn't even an answer--it's a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.

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He turned one of his death rays into an ice cream maker, except he said I s

He turned one of his death rays into an ice cream maker, except he said I shouldn’t eat too much of it at once.”I nodded slowly. “Right,” I said. “That’s…sweet, I think.
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It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occup

It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occupation. That may be, in part, natural to it; in part, the result of affliction. The less it was occupied with healthy things, the more it would be in danger of turning in the unheal
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Once I am alive, I still have the chance to live rightly for the rest of my

Once I am alive, I still have the chance to live rightly for the rest of my life.
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Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
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I don't dwell in the past, I just can't forget what's passed.

I don't dwell in the past, I just can't forget what's passed.
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A good attitude, a positive perspective, a smiling face, a strong laugh are

A good attitude, a positive perspective, a smiling face, a strong laugh are all highly contagious. Why not start spreading them?
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Yes, I have a romantic nature; it is a character flaw which should be viewe

Yes, I have a romantic nature; it is a character flaw which should be viewed with pity, not derision.
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You never have anything because you fought for nothing.

You never have anything because you fought for nothing.
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And, lying on my bed in some biscuit-colored hotel room in Nice, with a bal

And, lying on my bed in some biscuit-colored hotel room in Nice, with a balcony facing the Promenade des Anglais, I watch the clouds reflected on sliding panes and marvel even how my sadness can make me happy . . .
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I am a monk at heart - a scientist at brain - a philosopher at conscience.

I am a monk at heart - a scientist at brain - a philosopher at conscience.
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To quote a famous philosopher revered in my time 'But this is no different

To quote a famous philosopher revered in my time 'But this is no different from regular life. When have you ever known what's going to happen in the future?'" Wait a minute, Jonah thought. I said that. Back at Westminster, with Katherine. Does that mean I
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Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines --

Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines -- it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.
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