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“The people who pretend that dying is rather like strolling into the next room always leave me unconvinced.
Death, like birth, must be a tremendous event.”
~ J. B. Priestley

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“You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.”
~ Martin Scorsese

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“Sometimes you don’t need lightning to start a fire. Sometimes, it builds on its own.”
~ Sarah Mlynowski

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“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
― Brené Brown

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“We are master alchemists: We may not have discovered how to make gold out of lead, but we are able to make heaven out of hell, hell out of heaven, and purgatory out of nothing.”
~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen

A N G E L . I N . C O U N T . H E R

“[Saint Anthony] said, in his solitude, he sometimes encountered devils who looked like angels, and other times he found angels who looked like devils. When asked how he could tell the difference, the saint said that you can only tell which is which by the way you feel after the creature has left your company.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

L I F T E D

“Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you.”
~ Uziel Matos Lima

U N W R A P P I N G

“Even when you’d lost everything you thought there was to lose, somebody came along and gave you something for free.”
~ Jenny Valentine

N O B O D Y

“I see nobody on the road,’ said Alice
‘I only wish I had such eyes,’ The King remarked in a fretful tone. ‘To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!”
~ Lewis Carroll

D O U B L E P O I N T S

“Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.”
~ Roy T. Bennett

G R E E N

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
~ Aldous Huxley

R E C O G N I T I O N

“Neighbor to neighbor. It is a mentality that has been fostered over centuries, since the earliest settlers realized the only way to survive in this desolate but beautiful outpost was to work together. Much of their music captures this spirit.”
~ Jim DeFede

B L U E S

“He looked so lost, so soulful, so lonely. I wanted him to kiss me now. I wanted to let him know I was his for all eternity.”
~ Ellen Schreiber

C A L I B R A T I O N

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
~ Ted Hughes

A N O N Y M O U S

“I will remember the feel of his hand around mine for the rest of my life.”
~ Meg Leder

L A N D S C A P E

“I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.”
~ Ogden Nash