[I Am Happy Being What I Am.]

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"Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter."

M C Escher Quotes

"We adore chaos because we love to produce order."

Mark ODonnell Quotes

"Everybody has parents. As a dramatist, whenever you write a character, you must write their parents as well, even if the parents arent there."

Joan Baez Quotes

"You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy."

Susan Griffin Quotes

"The hope you feel when you are in love is not necessarily for anything in particular. Love brings something inside you to life. Perhaps it is just the full dimensionality of your own capacity to feel that returns. In this state you think no impediment can be large enough to interrupt your passion. The feeling spills beyond the object of your love to color the whole world. The mood is not unlike the mood of revolutionaries in the first blush of victory, at the dawn of hope. Anything seems possible. And in the event of failure, it will be this taste of possibility that makes disillusion bitter."

Jay Hernandez Quotes

"Id heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it."

Ann Hood Quotes

"My daughter, Grace, was not killed by a gun. She died suddenly at age 5 from a virulent form of strep. As I stood stunned in a church at her memorial, one of the hardest things I heard someone say was, Im going to go home and hug my child a little tighter. Well, good for you, I thought. Im going to go home and scream."

Melanie Dickerson Quotes

"Time blunts the pain and creates a mist over ones memory — at least in the case of death and sorrow. Other types of pain linger longer."

Nick Cohen Quotes

"Antisemitism is unique among religious hatreds. It is a racist conspiracy theory fashioned for the needs of messianic and brutal rulers, as dictators from the Tsars to the Islamists via the Nazis have shown. Many other alleged religious hatreds are not hatreds in the true sense. If I criticise Islamic, Orthodox Jewish or Catholic attitudes towards women, for instance, and Im accused of being a bigot, I shrug and say it is not bigoted to oppose bigotry."

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Quotes About Knowing What You Dont Know

"I know there were no guaratnees. No way of knowing what came next for me, or him, or anything. Some things dont last forever, but some things do. Like a great song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down the corners and peering close, hoping you still see the person you see there . . . That was the thing, you just never knew. Right now, though, I wanted not to think forward or backward, but only to lose myself in the words." - Author: Sarah Dessen

Quotes About Smelly Feet

"Get us into Azmodea. (Jericho)Why in the name of smelly feet would you want to go there again?! (Asmodeus)" - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Quotes About One Love One Life

"If the right woman comes into your life, you wont let her go. Im the last man who would tell you to compromise. Marry someone you can love and accept as she is, Lucivar. Marry someone who will love and accept you. Dont settle for less." Lucivar lowered his arm. "Do you think the right man will come into Cats life?" "Hell come. If the Darkness is kind, hell come." - Author: Anne Bishop

Quotes About Having Guy Best Friends

"You know how you smoke out a sniper? You send a guy out in the open, and you see if he gets shot. They thought that one up at West Point." - Author: Samuel Fuller

Quotes About 1995

"Social dynamic theory is philosophy, not politics. There cant be only one correct answer, or there would only be one book." Sharon L Reddy, Worldcon, 1995." - Author: Sharon L. Reddy

Quotes About Parent Support

"We watched some of the movie. It was shocking. Sex is apparently hard labor. Various persons supported crushing weights in agonizing positions for what seemed like endless blocks of time. Exhausted men grunted and toiled like movers trying to get a refrigerator into a fifth floor walk-up." - Author: Russell Baker

Quotes About Pft

"Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, daß er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein." - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes About Another Chance

"Im not saying its what I would have wanted. But dont you see? We fuck up our lives again and again and its always our children who pick up the bill. We move on to new relationships, always starting over, always thinking weve got another chance to get it right, its the kids from all these broken marriages who pay the price. They - my son, your daughters, all the millions like them - are carrying around wounds that are going to last a lifetime. It has to stop." - Author: Tony Parsons

Quotes About Cornflower

"Bright morning comes; the bloody-fingered dawn with zealous light sets seas of air ablaze and bends to earth another false beginning. My eyes open like cornflowers, stick, crusted with their own stale dew, then take that light." - Author: Iain Banks

Quotes About Gaining

"The thought of gaining weight was all she needed to lose her appetite completely. Not that Jessica – a model-slim, perfect size-six – ever had to worry about her weight." - Author: Francine Pascal