Category: exerpts

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“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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“The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love.”

Glennon Melton, Carry On, Warrior

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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

John Milton, Paradise Lost

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“The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.”

V.S. Naipaul, In a Free State

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“How far can you go down the wrong path before you can’t get back on the right one?”

Carolee Dean, Take Me There

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“That’s it, I guess. Just go on living, whether you feel like it or not.”

Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

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“Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

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“Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Good and Evil

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“I am afraid. Of what? Life without having lived, chiefly.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell…”

Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever