self-knowledge


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:

“When you are you, you see things as they are, and you become one with your surroundings.”

—Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

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Random quote of the day:

“Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one’s beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.”

—James Baldwin, “Stranger in the Village,” Harper’s, October 1953

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Random quote of the day:

“The man who once cursed his fate, now curses himself—and pays his psychoanalyst.”

—John W. Gardner, No Easy Victories

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Random quote of the day:

“Deciding to do something different just because you know it’s different does not make you unique. Unique is liking what you like. Unique is shamelessly admitting how much you still love that band even after they’ve sold out.”

—Amy Shock, “This is what I find to be true,” https://thoughtcatalog.com/amy-shock/2013/05/this-is-what-i-find-to-be-true/

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Random quote of the day:

“Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.”

—Simone de Beauvoir, Force of Circumstances, Vol. III (tr. Richard Howard)

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Random quote of the day:

“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

—Oliver Sacks, “My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer,” New York Times, February 19, 2015

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Random quote of the day:

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”

—August Wilson, quoted by Seattle Repertory Theatre

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Random quote of the day:

“Increasingly I have come to realize that spiritual growth and unfolding is sometimes psychically and emotionally painful. Pricking [by thorns], and the realization of being wrong, are themselves metaphors for the challenges and pains of self-discovery.”

—Dennis Gaffin, Running with the Fairies: Towards a Transpersonal Anthropology of Religion

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Random quote of the day:

“Most men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed off wings where he never ventures.”

—François Mauriac, Journal, 1932-1939

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