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Maturity begins when we’re content to feel we’re right about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.

-Sydney J. Harris

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Always worth it to have tried, even if you fail, even if you fall like a meteor forever. Better to have flamed in the darkness, to have inspired others, to have lived, than to have sat in the darkness, cursing the people who borrowed, but did not return, your candle.

~Neil Gaiman

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What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?

-George Eliot

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Smiles are probably the most underrated facial expressions, much more complicated than most people realize. There are dozens of smiles, each differing in appearance and in the message expressed.

-Paul Ekman

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You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.

-Emery Allen

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I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.

-Lisa Kleypas

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There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.

~Judith McNaught

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A man is responsible for his ignorance.

-Milan Kundera

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Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly OK, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing.

-Lori Deschene

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Sometimes we just have to cut off the dead branches in our life. Sometimes that’s the only way we can keep the tree alive. It’s hard and it hurts, but it’s what’s best.

-Nicole Williams

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Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.

-Steve Maraboli

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Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.

-Seneca

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We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.

-Thomas Moore

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Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answers.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

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Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.

-Emery Allen

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After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security.

-Jorge Luis Borges

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #1 – Quote #3

Third and last day of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge and once again, thank you Shreya! Looking forward to the next challenges! 😉

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Some people we just outgrow. Relationships might end with no real explanation as to why. And when that happens, respect the shift. Honor the growth and understand that not all roots can stay planted in the same soil forever.

-Alex Elle

The Nominees:

Shayra

Sohair

Avni

Happy Wednesday, homo sapiens!

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #1 – Quote #2

Day 2 of the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge. Thanks again, Shreya!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.

-Gloria Naylor

The Nominees:

Rudra Makwana

Nefelibata

Khushi

Happy Tuesday, homo sapiens!

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge #1 – Quote #1

I’m so glad to accept this Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge from Shreya. Thank you! I just can’t say no to quotes challenges! 😉

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.

-Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

The nominees:

Mvadi

Myrtle

Poonam

Happy Monday, homo sapiens!

Quote of the Week

The ones who notice the storms in your eyes, the silence in your voice and the heaviness in your heart are the ones you need to let in.

-Steve Maraboli

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Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.

-Mandy Hale

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Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

-Ernest Hemingway

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Rejection is about the other person: it’s a reflection of their mistaken perception. If they don’t want to hang around with you, it’s their loss. Feel sorry for them. They got it wrong. Focus on the ones who made the smart move.

-Owen Fitzpatrick

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Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.

-Margaret Atwood

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Your soul has fallen to bits and pieces. Good. Rearrange them to suit yourself.

-Hermanne Hesse

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One thing I learned a long time ago is that even if you think you’re meant to be with someone, that doesn’t necessarily mean you get to be with them.

-Miranda Kenneally

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Sometimes the happiest ending isn’t the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are.

-Shauna Niequist

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To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark fold of life.

-Victor Hugo

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Two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers. Perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world.

-Warsan Shire

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The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.

-Rachel Cohn

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We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.

-John Green

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That was the thing about words, they were clear and specific — chair, eye, stone — but when you talked about feelings, words were too stiff, they were this and not that, they couldn’t include all the meanings. In defining, they always left something out.

-Janet Fitch

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Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to. It’s not for them.

-Joubert Botha

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People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they disappoint you or let you down, but you have to give them a chance first. You can’t just meet someone and expect them to be everything you’re looking for and then be angry when they’re not every hope and aspiration you projected onto them. It’s foolish to believe that someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes, when you give them a chance, they turn out to be better than you imagined. Different, but better.

-Chloe Rattray

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You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.

-Kid Cudi

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.

-Australian Aboriginal Proverb

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When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it. There may be a superficial escape – into different countries, mores, speech patterns – but what you are essentially doing is furthering your understanding of life’s subtleties, paradoxes, joys, pains and truths. Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic.

-Julian Barnes

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Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.

-Scottish Proverb

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Sometimes we aren’t meant to get over someone, and we go on living a little bit emptier.

-Leo Christopher

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When a thing has served its purpose, it will go away. If you try to hold on to something that has already fulfilled its purpose in your life, you are going to hurt yourself. If holding on is disturbing your peace of mind, it makes sense to let go. Surrender all attachments to people and things that you have been struggling to hold on to.

-Iyanla Vanzant

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 I have never felt the touch of falling snow… but like love, I know it exists.

-Michael Faudet

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Quote of the Week

There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.

-Judith McNaught

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In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.

-Robert Brault

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What can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished? The hard reality is, surely, that for the likes of you and I, there is little choice other than to leave our fate, ultimately, in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services. What is the point in worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took? Surely it is enough that the likes of you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy. And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that is in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment.

-Kazuo Ishiguro

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Music has that power to revive memories, sometimes so intensely that they hurt.

-Haruki Murakami, Men Without Women (Yesterday)

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I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate in the same frequency, there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.

-Joquesse Eugenia

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You have to die a few times before you can really live.

-Charles Bukowski