quote of the day


Random quote of the day:

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on Shore

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Random quote of the day:

“He is our Father who is in heaven—not elsewhere. If we think to have a Father here below it is not he, it is a false God. We cannot take a single step towards him. We do not walk vertically. We can only turn our eyes towards him. We do not have to search for him, we only have to change the direction in which we are looking. It is for him to search for us. We must be happy in the knowledge that he is infinitely beyond our reach. Thus we can be certain that the evil in us, even if it overwhelms our whole being, in no way sullies the divine purity, bliss and perfection.”

—Simone Weil, Waiting for God (tr. Emma Craufurd)

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Random quote of the day:

“Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. Makes it easier when the tough times arrive. You have to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel.”

―Robin Roberts, Everybody’s Got Something

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Random quote of the day:

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. If it had been possible, he would have settled the matter otherwise, and without bloodshed. He doesn’t boast of his own death or of others’. But he doesn’t repent. He suffers and keeps his mouth shut; if anything, others then exploit him, making him a myth, while he, the man worthy of esteem, was only a poor creature who reacted with dignity and courage in an event bigger than he was.”

—Umberto Eco, “Gods of the Underworld: Why Are They Laughing In Those Cages?” Travels in Hyperreality (tr. William Weaver)

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Random quote of the day:

“The senseless destruction of living things and all the sorrows of humanity count for nothing in the great whole.—The death of a sensitive man expiring in the company of his disconsolate friends, and that of a butterfly cut down by the chill morning air inside the calyx of a flower, are similar moments in the course of nature. Man is nothing but a phantom, a shadow, a mist that scatters in the air.”

—Xavier de Maistre, Journey Around My Room (tr. Stephen Sartarelli)

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Random quote of the day:

“We all carry underlands within us, but only rarely acknowledge their existence.”

—Robert McFarlane, “What lies beneath: Robert McFarlane travels ‘Underland,’” The Guardian, April 20, 2019

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Random quote of the day:

“The memoir is inventing speech to suggest that which lies beyond speech. To truly render a single hour would require enormous effort.”

—Joyce Carol Oates, Twitterfeed, May 24, 2014

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Random quote of the day:

“One of the main things I work with personally is saying to myself…: “This is how I am right now. I have a very short fuse and I’m losing it.” Then I ask myself, “Do I want to strengthen this habit so that a year from now my fuse is even shorter?” By sticking with and reinforcing our habit, we could get really professional at making our fuse shorter and shorter. Ten years from now we could have the world’s shortest fuse.”

—Pema Chödrön, The Lion’s Roar, October 15, 2017

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Random quote of the day:

“i don’t pay attention to the
world ending.
it has ended for me
many times
and began again in the morning.”

—Nayyirah Waheed, from Salt

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The Random Quote of the Day will be on vacation until January 4. Have the happiest possible holidays.

 

Random quote of the day:

“Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for
     another hour but this hour…”

—Walt Whitman, “A Song for Occupations”

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