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Random quote of the day:

“i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twentysix and thirtysix
even thirtysix but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me”

―Lucille Clifton, i am running into a new year

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Random quote of the day:

“We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.”

―Walter Mosley, Blue Light

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Random quote of the day:

“When did we begin to lose faith in our ability to effect change? Perhaps the demoralizing murders of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King scared the civic-minded young people of the 1960s right out of their idealism into despair and then, to indifference. Perhaps it was the 1980s when the opportunity inherent in the American Dream was distorted from the land of “we” to the land of “to hell with anybody else but me.” Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress has overshadowed our concern with human progress.”

—Wynton Marsalis, interview, NBC.com, July 11, 2008

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Random quote of the day:

“At the end of the day, the only person you can truly change is yourself. So, you do that, you try to affect the people around you and do what you can, do your part to make a difference.”

—Queen Latifah, NPR, October 17, 2008

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Random quote of the day:

“We started from scratch, every American an immigrant who came because he wanted change. Why are we now afraid to change?”

—Eleanor Roosevelt, Tomorrow Is Now

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Random quote of the day:

“Zen pretty much comes down to three things—everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.”

—Jane Hirshfield, interview, Fooling With Words by Bill Moyers

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Random quote of the day:

“Courage is the atom of change.”

—Bettina R. Flores, Chiquita’s Cocoon

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Random quote of the day:

“It turns out that being present is a courageous act. It involves discerning what we cannot change and changing what we can. We cannot change other people or the forces that act on us—we cannot change the relentless force of change. But we can change the quality of our presence here and now. We can turn away from the old thoughts, pull ourselves out of the deep groove of habit, and be here now.”

—Tracy Cochran, “Life Preserver,” tracycochran.org, April 30, 2014

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE. THE QUOTE OF THE DAY WILL BE ON VACATION UNTIL JANUARY 2.

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Random quote of the day:

“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”

—Cheryl Strayed, “Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column #60: The World Lit by Other People,” December 16, 2010

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Random quote of the day:

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

—Joseph Campbell, quoted in A Joseph Campbell Companion, ed. Diane K. Osbon

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