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Favorite Quotes

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

“Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win,
By fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare

“When they give you lined paper, write the other way.” Juan Ramón Jiménez
or Si te dan papel rayado, escribe de traves.

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” e.e. cummings

‎”My mistakes are my life.” Samuel Beckett

“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations—such is a pleasure beyond compare.” Kenko

“The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom.”
Thomas Merton

“That’s the sound of incredulous laughter being stiffled.” MI-5, Season 5, episode 1

“Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little. That is to say, must think of them for a while, a good while, every day several times a day, until they sink forever in the mud. That’s an order.” – Samuel Beckett

“There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment you must choose your direction. Will you fight to stay on the path while others tell you who you are? Or will you label yourself? Will you be honored by your choice? Or will you embrace your new path? Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up.”

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