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Random quote of the day:

“You write only about people you don’t have, people you want to have.”

—Elie Wiesel, interview, The Paris Review, No. 91, Spring 1984

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Random quote of the day:

“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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Random quote of the day:

“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.”

—Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons, February 4

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Random quote of the day: 

“If a thing is worth having, it’s worth cheating for.”

—W. C. Fields, My Little Chickadee

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Random quote of the day:

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to pay for what you get.”

—Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman

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Random quote of the day:

 

“In Buddhism, one is usually taught that desire is the root of suffering….When one delves more deeply, it actually turns out that the Sanskrit word tanha should be translated as “thirst” rather than “desire” and that the root of suffering is not so much that we crave certain things as that we so strongly identify with and obsess over these cravings.”

—Noelle Oxenhandler, The Wishing Year

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Random quote of the day:

 

“What is bounty without a beggar? Generosity without a guest? Be a beggar and guest; for beauty is seeking a mirror, water is crying for a thirsty man.”

—Jalaluddin Rumi, “What Is Bounty Without a Beggar?”
(tr. Robert Bly)

 

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