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1. "... she looked at the sky and wondered where her baby's soul was now: was it following her, or floating aloft yonder among the stars and thinking nothing now of his mother? Oh, how lonely it was in the open country at night, in the midst of that singing when one cannot sing oneself; in the midst of the incessant cries of joy when one cannot oneself be joyful, when the moon, which cares not whether it is spring or winter, whether men are alive or dead, looks down as lonely, too..."
Author: Anton Chekhov
2. "I try to believe everything I read in the newspapers, but I had difficulty with last week's account of the London vagrant who was found, after death, to be carrying £1,500 in small change in his socks.My reason for doubting the story is that I, too, like to carry small change in my socks, but I have found that with more that £15 or £20 worth it becomes impossible to walk."
Author: Auberon Waugh
3. "It is not by believing but by doubting that one can attain to the truth, which is ever changing form and condition."
Author: Augusto Roa Bastos
4. "Aesthetics have substantial political consequences. How one views oneself as beautiful or not beautiful or desirable or not desirable has deep consequences in terms of one's feelings of self-worth and one's capacity to be a political agent."
Author: Cornel West
5. "There comes a turning point in intense physical struggle where one abandons oneself to a profligate usage of strength and bodily resource, ignoring the costs until the struggle is over. Women find this point in childbirth; men in battle."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
6. "To joke in the face of danger is the supreme politeness, a delicate refusal to cast oneself as a tragic hero; panache is therefore a timid heroism, like the smile with which one excuses one's superiority."
Author: Edmond Rostand
7. "She said nothing is done to oneself that one does not accept and that if I loved someone it would take it all away."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
8. "Drama read to oneself is never drama at its best, and is not even drama as it should be."
Author: George Pierce Baker
9. "That one must either explain life to oneself so that it does not seem to be an evil mockery by some sort of devil, or one must shoot oneself."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
10. "[It's] long been known that making fun of oneself is only a way of taking oneself seriously slightly less crude than others. 97"
Author: Marcel Benabou
11. "All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess."
Author: Marcel Duchamp
12. "One says the things which one feels the need to say, and which the other will not understand: one speaks for oneself alone."
Author: Marcel Proust
13. "It was a trap after all," Alric said. He turned to Royce. "My apologies for doubting your sound paranoia."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
14. "The necessary thing is after all but this; solitude, great inner solitude. Going into oneself for hours meeting no one - this one must be able to attain."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
15. "One picks one's way about through the glass and aluminum doors, the receptionists' smiles, the lunches with too much alcohol, the openings with more, the mobs of people desperately trying to define good taste in such loud voices one can hardly hear oneself giggle, while the shebang is lit by flashes and flares through the paint-stained window, glimmers under the police-locked door, or, if one is taking a rare walk outside that day, by a light suffusing the whole sky, complex as the northern aurora."
Author: Samuel R. Delany
16. "They call themselves believers and thereby signify that they are pilgrims, strangers and aliens in the world. Indeed, a staff in the hand does not identify a pilgrim as definitely as calling oneself a believer publicly testifies that one is on a journey, because faith simply means: What I am seeking is not here, and for that very reason I believe it. Faith expressly signifies the deep, strong, blessed restlessness that drives the believer so that he cannot settle down at rest in this world, and therefore the person who has settled down completely at rest has also ceased to be a believer, because a believer cannot sit still as one sits with a pilgrim's staff in one's hand – a believer travels forward"
Author: Søren Kierkegaard

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I'm sorry," said Damen.Laurent gave him a strange look. "Whywould you apologise to me?"He couldn't answer. Not with the truth.He said, "I didn't understand what beingKing meant to you.""What's that?""An end to fighting."Laurent's expression changed, the subtlesignifiers of shock imperfectlyrepressed, and Damen felt it in his ownbody, a new pull in his chest at the lookin Laurent's dark eyes."
Author: C.S. Pacat

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