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1. "I do Pilates twice a week; I hike and I go to the gym. My days of being that hardcore-workout person are over. Don't get me wrong, I still want to be the hot mom!"
Author: Alicia Coppola
2. "I have the happy circumstance of either being accused of political grandstanding on the one hand or cover-ups on the other."
Author: Ben Chandler
3. "So I decided to do it [hike the Appalachian Trail]. More rashly, I announced my intention - told friends and neighbors, confidently informed my publisher, made it common knowledge among those who knew me. Then I bought some books... It required only a little light reading in adventure books and almost no imagination to envision circumstances in which I would find myself caught in a tightening circle of hunger-emboldened wolves, staggering and shredding clothes under an onslaught of pincered fire ants, or dumbly transfixed by the sight of enlivened undergrowth advancing towards me, like a torpedo through water, before being bowled backwards by a sofa-sized boar with cold beady eyes, a piercing squeal, and slaverous, chopping appetite for pink, plump, city-softened flesh."
Author: Bill Bryson
4. "Over the weeks I am surprised to find that the more stories I record and the longer I carry them around, the lighter they become. I find out that the difference between knowing something and being able to talk about it is that there we many hands now, and we all share the burden"
Author: Brigid Pasulka
5. "... to be in any sort of relationship where you do not express yourself, simply to keep the peace, is a relationship ruled by one person and will never be balanced or healthy."
Author: Bronnie Ware
6. "Niccolò, for God's sake, they accused me of being an accessory to murder, they said I planted a gun at that villa, they've indicted me for making false statements and obstruction of justice! They threatened me if I ever return to Italy. And you tell me I shouldn't be concerned?""My dear Douglas, anyone who is anybody in Italy is indagato. I offer you my congratulations on becoming a genuine Italian."
Author: Douglas Preston
7. "Nothing had been the same; and this slight, all-pervading instability, had given her greater pain than if all had been too entirely changed for her to recognise it. I begin to understand now what heaven must be-and, oh! the grandeur and repose of the words-"The same yesterday, to-day, and for ever." Everlasting! "From everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God." That sky above me looks as though it could not change, and yet it will. I am so tired-so tired of being whirled on through all these phases of my life, in which nothing abides by me, no creature, no place; it is like the circle in which the victims of earthly passion eddy continually. I am in the mood in which women of another religion take the veil. I seek heavenly steadfastness in earthy monotony."
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
8. "A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can."
Author: Frederick W. Smith
9. "When you have lived as long as I, you will see that every human being has his shell, and that you must take the shell into account. By the shell I mean the whole envelope of circumstances. There is no such thing as the isolated man or woman; we are each of us made up of a cluster of appurtenances....One's self-for other people-is one's expression of one's self; and one's house, one's clothes, the book one reads, the company one keeps - these things are all expressive."
Author: Henry James
10. "Forget about enlightenment.Sit down wherever you are and listen to the wind that is singing in your veins.Feel the love, the longing, and the fear in your bones.Open your heart to who you are,right now,not who you would like to be.Not the saint you're striving to become.But the being right here before you,inside you, around you.All of you is holy.You're already more and less than whatever you can know.Breathe out, look in, let go."
Author: John Welwood
11. "My mum Mary was always a bright, confident and fiercely independent lady."
Author: Kevin Whately
12. "Poppy had known for years that she was going to marry him. It was one of her two great ambitions, the other being to see the world. She just hadn't gotten around to informing James yet."
Author: L.J. Smith
13. "Acting is very much like a child making believe. I'm not one to become a character, but I fall in love with the character. It's like having faith; you're going to be that person for a while."
Author: Lusia Strus
14. "There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich."
Author: Marlene Dietrich
15. "Publicity in itself, of whatever nature, connotes a disturbance of the natural equilibrium of a man. Under normal circumstances, the name a human being bears is no more than the band is to a cigar: a means of identification, a superficial, almost unimportant thing that is only loosely related to the real subject, the true ego. In the event of a success the name begins to swell, so to say. It loosens itself from the human being that bears it and becomes a power in itself, a force, an independent thing, an article of commerce, a capital asset; and psychologically again with strong reaction it becomes a force which tends to influence, to dominate, to transform the person who bears it."
Author: Stefan Zweig
16. "I wish I could stop being in love with Sam. I really do."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
17. "The middle-class standard of the independent self has increasingly become the default American standard for how to think, feel and act in the world…this middle class self is not just a matter of individual attitudes or beliefs; it is an understanding of what it means to be a person that is built into and promoted by the social machinery – law, politics, education, employment, media, and health care of mainstream American society. Although the independent self is widely accepted as the cultural standard, it is not the natural, normal, neutral or even the most effective way of being a person. Instead, it is a privileged and culture-specific understanding of what it means to be a person that flows seamlessly from the resources, opportunities, and experiences linked with middle-class American standing in society."
Author: Susan T. Fiske
18. "I could always accept not being the prettiest or the smartestBecause I had the best of friends.A and A they called us.But, Anna, somehow, I failed you. And now I've lost the best part ofMe."
Author: Terri Fields

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Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did."
Author: Bette Davis

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