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1. "You're every song I have ever sung. I'll never let anything hurt you again. For the first time in my life, my dreams aren't about me."I lifted my eyes up to meet hiss, and he smiled."They're about you." -Jax Stone"
Author: Abbi Glines
2. "This sweet, determined, sexy-as-hell blonde walked into my life and gave me a reason to live."
Author: Abbi Glines
3. "Behind all art is an element of desire...Love of life, of existence, love of another human being, love of human beings is in some way behind all art — even the most angry, even the darkest, even the most grief-stricken, and even the most embittered art has that element somewhere behind it. Because how could you be so despairing, so embittered, if you had not had something you loved that you lost?"
Author: Adrienne Rich
4. "Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life."
Author: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
5. "I have made some bad decisions… and done some things I regret in my life… but without a doubt… what I regret the most… is divorcing you. If you tell me there is hope, that one day you'll be Mrs. Rawlings again, I will wait."
Author: Aleatha Romig
6. "Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive."
Author: Alexis Carrel
7. "If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love."
Author: Alphonsus Liguori
8. "A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words. Those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous."
Author: Amin Maalouf
9. "The things one feels are different about oneself are the things that are rare, that give each person their value - and these are the things they try to repress. The imitate and make out they love life!"
Author: André Gide
10. "Part of me loves and respects men so desperately, and part of me thinks they are so embarrassingly incompetent at life and in love. You have to teach them the very basics of emotional literacy. You have to teach them how to be there for you, and part of me feels tender toward them and gentle, and part of me is so afraid of them, afraid of any more violation."
Author: Anne Lamott
11. "... everyone has come to understand that unconditional love is a reality, but with as shelf life of about eight to ten seconds. [p. 110]"
Author: Anne Lamott
12. "A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it's moorings or orientation... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger."
Author: Ben Okri
13. "For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching has become a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong. – Bill W."
Author: Bill W.
14. "It's the hard things that break; soft things don't break. It was an epiphany I had today and I just wonder why it took me so very, very long to see it! You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it's the soft things that can't break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
15. "If you have the power to hit people over the head whenever you want, you don't have to trouble yourself too much figuring out what they think is going on, and therefore, generally speaking, you don't. Hence the sure-fire way to simplify social arrangements, to ignore the incredibly complex play of perspectives, passions, insights, desires, and mutual understandings that human life is really made of, is to make a rule and threaten to attack anyone who breaks it. This is why violence has always been the favored recourse of the stupid: it is the one form of stupidity to which it is almost impossible to come up with an intelligent response. It is also of course the basis of the state."
Author: David Graeber
16. "Life on Earth is fleeting. It's a gift, but when God wants you, He will take you. It's not meant to be a punishment--Cricket Hunt"
Author: Fisher Amelie
17. "See, the 'On the Road' that came out in 1957 was censored. A lot of the honesty of it, the bitter honesty, is in the original scroll version that came out in 2007 on the 50-year anniversary. Back then, there was so much post-Second World War fear that was imposed on everybody - 'You must live life this way' - and these guys were bored."
Author: Garrett Hedlund
18. "We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing."
Author: George Orwell
19. "We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time."
Author: Henry Beston
20. "And he saw a youth approaching, Dressed in garments green and yellow, Coming through the purple twilight, Through the splendor of the sunset; Plumes of green bent o'er his forehead, And his hair was soft and golden. Standing at the open doorway, Long he looked at Hiawatha, Looked with pity and compassion On his wasted form and features, And, in accents like the sighingOf the South-Wind in the tree-tops, Said he, "O my Hiawatha! All your prayers are heard in heaven, For you pray not like the others, Not for greater skill in hunting, Not for greater craft in fishing, Not for triumph in the battle, Nor renown among the warriors, But for profit of the people, For advantage of the nations. "From the Master of Life descending, I, the friend of man, Mondamin, Come to warn you and instruct you, How by struggle and by labor You shall gain what you have prayed for. Rise up from your bed of branches, Rise, O youth, and wrestle with me!"
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
21. "Life, it is true, is a process of decisions and alternatives, the conscious awareness and acceptance of limitations. Experience, nevertheless, to say nothing of history, seems clearly to indicate that it is not possible to banish or to falsify any human need without ourselves undergoing falsification and loss."
Author: James Baldwin
22. "Like a good song, life has verses, the goliards had taught me. Each verse has to be sung. It takes all of them to make a song. It is the entire chanson you name, but when you think of it, when you smile, it is a favorite verse that delights your ears."
Author: James Patterson
23. "Our multiaccess approach will make the life of the customer simpler."
Author: Jean Marie Messier
24. "I was going to be living there and I didn't want to sound like a foreigner all my life."
Author: John Mahoney
25. "Life was so short; so many beautiful things slipped away."
Author: Kate DiCamillo
26. "See, Six? This is what makes life worth living. Men who don't know if they wanna fight or fuck, but will climb into a cage to figure it out in front of everyone in the sector."
Author: Kit Rocha
27. "My life's been defined by my actions. I've shaped my destiny through my battles. I would rather keep chasing after my dreams until I crumble into dust than sit around waiting for fate to show me mercy."
Author: Koji Suzuki
28. "Firen didn't waste any time setting up the meeting with Egnatious. The following day she was in such a rush to tell me about it that she burst into my room without knocking and found Andrew and me in an intimate and compromising position reminiscent of the game Twister. Also, I cannot confirm or deny if there was food involved. Let's just say I toppled over in embarrassment, taking Andrew down with me in a great heap. Firen didn't fare any better, as she nearly knocked herself out when she ran into the doorframe in an attempt to escape. We were both scarred for life, especially after Firen apologized for walking in on our "naked fun time," which was apparently what Joseph called it. There were some things people should never know, and that was one of them."
Author: Laura Kreitzer
29. "Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
Author: Lin Yutang
30. "I couldn't stand by and watch you put yourselves in harm's way. No way. And fuck those SAVAK bastards, and their Western masters, and the grand servant of the West. Fuck anyone who wants to put me in jail because I stood by my friends to mourn the death of a hero, screw them all. I don't care if I have to spend the rest of my life behind bars, I don't, I really don't. I learned today that friendship is worth making sacrifices for. Doctor proved that life is a small price to pay for your beliefs."
Author: Mahbod Seraji
31. "Optimists move through life with a happy exterior. What happens on the inside shows up on the outside."
Author: Marilyn Suttle
32. "What's killing him is the idea that I will die unhappy, in a miserable marriage. He hates that my life isn't ending on a good note… So I told him that he's a good man and was the love of my life, both of which are true. I tried to tell him all the things I hadn't told him before… Mostly, I wanted him to understand the real reason I'd thought our marriage was over. It was over because we forgot to stay in love. Both of us."
Author: Marisa De Los Santos
33. "Who was there to soothe him as life's rug was snatched from under his sleeping feet?"
Author: Markus Zusak
34. "You had only one chance for a signature in life, but most people left no impression."
Author: Meg Wolitzer
35. "I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance."
Author: Moby
36. "His life was a festival of excess that could not be contained. Deafening music, eye-popping bright colors, sugar added to almost everything he ate. Quinn's life was a bullet in a barrel ready to explode."
Author: Neal Shusterman
37. "I cannot escape it, what I've done, no matter how far Ifollow the tunnel. I am alone with my sin. This is why they rule. The Peerless Scarredknow that dark deeds are carried through life. They cannot be outrun. They must beworn if one is to rule. This is their ?rst lesson."
Author: Pierce Brown
38. "It goes a long way back, some twenty years. All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naive. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself. But first I had to discover that I am an invisible man!"
Author: Ralph Ellison
39. "Every moment of my life has a soundtrack, so I never know when some song is going to jump me by surprise and bring the memory alive."
Author: Rob Sheffield
40. "I believe that my whole creative life stemmed from this magic hour under the stars on that hilltop."
Author: Ruth St. Denis
41. "What if I don't choose you, Kellan? What will you do?"He looked away, a tear rolling down his cheek. "I'll leave, Kiera. I'll leave, and you and Denny can have your happily ever after." He looked back at me. "You wouldn't even need to tell him about me. Eventually, the two of you…" his voice broke and another tear fell on his cheek, "the two of you would get married, and have children, and have a great life."I fought back a sob. "And you? What happens to you in that scenario?""I…get by. And I miss you, every day," he whispered."
Author: S.C. Stephens
42. "In life theres nothing morepainful than missing someone you know very well dat theres no way you could see him.. not even to hear his voice.. thats painful.. myb one day in another world."
Author: S.Z.J Mtshali
43. "I think a lot of a man's outlook in life - at least mine - is shaped by his relationship with his father."
Author: Saif Ali Khan
44. "From the time I learned to love Jade and was drawn into the life of the Butterfield house, straight through to the wait for my case to come before the judge, there was nothing in my life that wasn't alive with meaning, that wasn't capable of suggesting weird and hidden significances, that didn't carry with it the undertaste of what for lack of anything better to call it I'll call The Infinite. If being in love is to be suddenly united with the most unruly, the most outrageously alive part of yourself, this state of piercing consciousness did not subside in me, as I've learned it does in others, after a time. If my mind could have made a sound, it would have burst a row of wineglasses. I saw coincidences everywhere; meanings darted and danced like overheated molecules. Everything was terrifyingly complex; everything was terrifyingly simple. Nothing went unnoticed and everything carried with it a kind of drama."
Author: Scott Spencer
45. "There are many forms of love as there is moments in time, and you are capable of feeling them all at different stages of your life."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
46. "I've chosen not to talk about my really private life to the press - I've never invited a huge amount of attention."
Author: Sophia Myles
47. "When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination. This made for more than a few sleepless nights, but it also filled the world I lived in with colors and textures I would not have traded for a lifetime of restful nights."
Author: Stephen King
48. "Sometimes the scariest things in life aren't the Vampires and the Werewolves, sometimes there are things even God doesn't want to know about. Which is why he created the Devil's Roses."
Author: Tara Brown
49. "For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," just do it and correct course along the way."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
50. "I wish to be washed clean of my old life. To let go of my tide of sorrows and find my way to a new shore."
Author: William Joyce

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