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    "There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way" – C. Morley
    "My comrades and my beloved, upon your way you shall meet men with hoofs; give them your wings. And men with horns; give them wreaths of laurel. And men with claws; give them petals for fingers. And men with forked tongues; give them honey words." --Kahlil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet

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    "Even though we can't hear any music or feel our body moving we are dancing with each other all the time thanks to the beat of our brains."

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    It was sadness that gripped him far more than the fear that, if facing the truth, he had maybe a year. When poetic phrases like "eyes, look your last" become true, all you want is to stay, to hold fast. A new, fierce attachment to all of this world now pierced him. It stabbed like a deity-hurled lightning bolt, lancing him, sent from above, left him giddy and tearful. It felt like young love.

    He had thought of himself as uniquely proficient at seeing, but now that sense felt insufficient. He wanted to grab, to possess, to devour, to eat with his eyes. How he needed that power.

    Just like a child whose big gun is a stick, Cliff was now harmless. He'd gotten too sick to take any action beyond rudimentary routines as a trunk to the most elementary-- which pill to take now, and where is your sweater, did the Imodium make you feel better? Study your shit to make sure you'd not bled. Make sure the Kleenex is next to the bed. Make sure, be prepared, plan out every endeavor, like a scout on the stupidest camping trip ever.

    The facts were now harder, reality colder, his parasol no match for this falling boulder--and so the concern with trivial issues, slippers nearby, and proximate tissues. He thought of those two things in life that don't vary--well, though only glancingly, more was too scary. Inevitable, why even bother to test it? He'd paid all his taxes, so that left--you guessed it.


    - from "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel" by David Rakoff (1964-2012)

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    "I think I nailed him."

    -Doug Glatt





    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
    - Edmund Burke

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    "If, by supporting the rights of mankind, and of invincible truth, I shall contribute to save from the agonies of death one unfortunate victim of tyranny, or of ignorance, equally fatal, his blessings will be sufficient consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind."
    -John Adams-

    "Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old."
    -Winston Churchill-

    "Let all the ends thou aimst at be thy Country’s, thy God’s and Truth’s be noble and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping but never dead, shall rise in majesty to meet thine own."
    - J.R. Lowell. -

    "I count him braver who overcomes his desires, than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
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    "Even though it is a path of a thousand miles, you walk it one step at a time...
    Consider this well..."
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    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
    - Edmund Burke

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    Too many people spend money they havent earned, to buy things they dont want, to impress people they dont like - Will Smith (attributed)

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    "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
    - Lord Acton.

    This is an important quote because it leads to the limitation of power and liberal democracy.
    There is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing.
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    Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.

    - Vince Lombardi
    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
    - Edmund Burke

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    My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

    - Ronald Reagan
    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
    - Edmund Burke

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    I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then. - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

    Comparison is an act of violence against the self. - Iyanla Vanzant

    The way to know life is to love many things. - Vincent VanGogh

    People aren't against you, they're for themselves. - Caroline Zelonka
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.


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