Browning Quotes

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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H. Jackson Brown Jr. (P.S. I Love You)
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I am a man" he told her, "and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3))
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The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.
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Rita Mae Brown
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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
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Oscar Wilde (The Canterville Ghost)
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Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.
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Dan Brown (Digital Fortress)
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It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
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Sarah Addison Allen (First Frost (Waverley Family, #2))
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Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
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H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.
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Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3))
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Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.
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Rita Mae Brown (Riding Shotgun)
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Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
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Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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You're something between a dream and a miracle.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
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Rita Mae Brown
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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong'. Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.
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Charles M. Schulz
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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
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Rita Mae Brown
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Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.
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Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon)
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MR. BROWNE'S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT: WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.
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R.J. Palacio (Wonder)
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Quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times, a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.
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Margaret Wise Brown
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I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!
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Dorothea Mackellar (The Poems of Dorothea Mackellar)
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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
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Oscar Wilde (The Canterville Ghost)
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Selected Poems)
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Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
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Rita Mae Brown (Alma Mater)
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Google' is not a synonym for 'research'.
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Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3))
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My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white. My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night. My hair is reddish blondish brown, but its silver when its wet, and all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.
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Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends)
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Nothing lives long Only the earth and mountains
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Dee Brown (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West)
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Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.
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Pierce Brown (Golden Son (Red Rising Saga, #2))
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Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. You can help me. You can open for me the portals of death's house, for love is always with you, and love is stronger than death is.
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Oscar Wilde (The Canterville Ghost)
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Who hears music, feels his solitude Peopled at once.
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Robert Browning (The complete poetical works of Browning)
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Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.
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Dan Brown (Deception Point)
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The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn't eased, but there was room there for humour, too.
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Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring)
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Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines he wrote a poem And he called it "Chops" because that was the name of his dog And that's what it was all about And his teacher gave him an A and a gold star And his mother hung it on the kitchen door and read it to his aunts That was the year Father Tracy took all the kids to the zoo And he let them sing on the bus And his little sister was born with tiny toenails and no hair And his mother and father kissed a lot And the girl around the corner sent him a Valentine signed with a row of X's and he had to ask his father what the X's meant And his father always tucked him in bed at night And was always there to do it Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines he wrote a poem And he called it "Autumn" because that was the name of the season And that's what it was all about And his teacher gave him an A and asked him to write more clearly And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because of its new paint And the kids told him that Father Tracy smoked cigars And left butts on the pews And sometimes they would burn holes That was the year his sister got glasses with thick lenses and black frames And the girl around the corner laughed when he asked her to go see Santa Claus And the kids told him why his mother and father kissed a lot And his father never tucked him in bed at night And his father got mad when he cried for him to do it. Once on a paper torn from his notebook he wrote a poem And he called it "Innocence: A Question" because that was the question about his girl And that's what it was all about And his professor gave him an A and a strange steady look And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because he never showed her That was the year that Father Tracy died And he forgot how the end of the Apostle's Creed went And he caught his sister making out on the back porch And his mother and father never kissed or even talked And the girl around the corner wore too much makeup That made him cough when he kissed her but he kissed her anyway because that was the thing to do And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed his father snoring soundly That's why on the back of a brown paper bag he tried another poem And he called it "Absolutely Nothing" Because that's what it was really all about And he gave himself an A and a slash on each damned wrist And he hung it on the bathroom door because this time he didn't think he could reach the kitchen.
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Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
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Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joyβ€”the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
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BrenΓ© Brown
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To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.
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Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3))
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The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake. Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true? We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La. They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.
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George R.R. Martin
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Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.
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H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon?
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Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is 'no'.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
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BrenΓ© Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)
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Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card.
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Marc Brown
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You do not follow me because I am the strongest. Pax is. You do not follow me because I am the brightest. Mustang is. You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do.
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Pierce Brown (Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1))
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You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
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BrenΓ© Brown
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Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
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BrenΓ© Brown
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I took a bite of cookie and chewed. β€œHmmm,” I said, trying not to spit crumbs. β€œClear vanilla notes, too-sweet chocolate chips, distinct flavor of brown sugar. A decent cookie, not spectacular. Still, a good-hearted cookie, not pretentious.” I turned to Fang. β€œWhat say you?” β€œIt’s fine.” Some people just don’t have what it takes to appreciate a cookie.
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James Patterson (The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1))
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How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And doesn't care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute decree In casual simplicity.
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Emily Dickinson
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Earth's crammed with heaven... But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Aurora Leigh)
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I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.
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Pierce Brown (Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1))
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Of course." He picked up the brown bag of candy on the table. "What's your . . ." He trailed off as he weighed the bag in his hands. "Didn't I give you three pounds of candy?" She smiled impishly. "You ate half the bag!" "Was I supposed to save it?" "I would have liked some!" "You never told me that." "Because I didn't expect you to consume all of it before breakfast!" She snatched the bag from him and put it on the table. "Well, that just shows poor judgement on your part, doesn't it?
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Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1))
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Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.
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Dan Brown (Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4))
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Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.
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BrenΓ© Brown (Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead)
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Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it.
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Pierce Brown (Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1))
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Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
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BrenΓ© Brown (Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead)
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Our minds sometimes see what our hearts wish were true.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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My goodness, no one gives a gift to Santa Claus!
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Michael Brown
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Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.
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BrenΓ© Brown (Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead)
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The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.
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Dan Brown (Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4))
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I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
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BrenΓ© Brown
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If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.
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BrenΓ© Brown (Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead)
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We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.
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BrenΓ© Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)
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There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extrovert.
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Pierce Brown (Golden Son (Red Rising Saga, #2))
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I've learned... . That being kind is more important than being right.
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H. Jackson Brown Jr. (Live and Learn and Pass It on: People Ages 5 to 95 Share What They'Ve Discovered About Life, Love, and Other Good Stuff (002))
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Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.
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Pierce Brown (Golden Son (Red Rising Saga, #2))
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Just like there's always time for pain, there's always time for healing.
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Jennifer Brown (Hate List)
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Everyone loves a conspiracy.
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Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
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Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial.
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Dan Brown (Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4))
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The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.
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BrenΓ© Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)
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Suddenly this defeat. This rain. The blues gone gray And the browns gone gray And yellow A terrible amber. In the cold streets Your warm body. In whatever room Your warm body. Among all the people Your absence The people who are always Not you. I have been easy with trees Too long. Too familiar with mountains. Joy has been a habit. Now Suddenly This rain.
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Jack Gilbert
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The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
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Rita Mae Brown
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The measure of a man is what he does when he has power.
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Pierce Brown (Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1))
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I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind - how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall.
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Pierce Brown (Golden Son (Red Rising Saga, #2))
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It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.
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Agatha Christie (The Man in the Brown Suit)
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When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
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Rita Mae Brown
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The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.
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Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3))
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Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.
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BrenΓ© Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)
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Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.
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Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3))
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I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!
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Robert Browning
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Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
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G.K. Chesterton (The Innocence of Father Brown (Father Brown, #1))
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.
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Charles M. Schulz (Charlie Brown's Little Book of Wisdom (Peanuts Little Books))
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God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
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BrenΓ© Brown
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Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.
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BrenΓ© Brown (Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead)
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I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chatted all the way; But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow; And ne’er a word said she; But, oh! The things I learned from her, When Sorrow walked with me.
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Robert Browning Hamilton
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She smiled. Her skin looked whiter than he recalled, and dark spidery veins were beginning to show beneath its surface. Her hair was still the color of spun silver and her eyes were still green as a cat’s. She was still beautiful. Looking at her, he was in London again. He saw the gaslight and smelled the smoke and dirt and horses, the metallic tang of fog, the flowers in Kew Gardens. He saw a boy with black hair and blue eyes like Alec’s, heard violin music like the sound of silver water. He saw a girl with long brown hair and a serious face. In a world where everything went away from him eventually, she was one of the few remaining constants. And then there was Camille.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4))
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These books can't possibly compete with centuries of established history, especially when that history is endorsed by the ultimate bestseller of all time." Faukman's eyes went wide. "Don't tell me Harry Potter is actually about the Holy Grail." "I was referring to the Bible." Faukman cringed. "I knew that.
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Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.
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C. JoyBell C.
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She was made up of more, too. She was the books she read in the library. She was the flower in the brown bowl. Part of her life was made from the tree growing rankly in the yard. She was the bitter quarrels she had with her brother whom she loved dearly. She was Katie's secret, despairing weeping. She was the shame of her father stumbling home drunk. She was all of these things and of something more...It was what God or whatever is His equivalent puts into each soul that is given life - the one different thing such as that which makes no two fingerprints on the face of the earth alike.
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Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
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V was half way down the hall when he heard a yelp. He hightailed it back, barging through the door. β€œWhat? What’s …” β€œI’m going bald!” V whipped back the shower curtain and frowned. β€œWhat are you talking about? You’ve still got your hair…” β€œNot my head! My body, you idiot! I’m going bald!” Vishous glanced down. Butch’s torso and legs were shedding, a rush of dark brown fuzz pooling around the drain. V started laughing. β€œThink of it this way. At least you won’t have to worry about shaving your back as you get old, true? No manscaping for you.” He was not surprised when a bar of soap came firing at him.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.
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BrenΓ© Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)
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You’re here!” Isabelle danced up to them in delight, carrying a glass of fuchsia liquid, which she thrust at Clary. β€œHave some of this!” Clary squinted at it. β€œIs it going to turn me into a rodent?” β€œWhere is the trust? I think it’s strawberry juice,” Isabelle said. β€œAnyways, it’s yummy. Jace?” She offered him the glass. β€œI am a man,” he told her, β€œand men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone, woman, and bring me something brown.” β€œBrown?” Isabelle made a face. β€œBrown is a manly color,” said Jace, and yanked on a stray lock of Isabelle’s hair with his free hand. β€œIn fact, look – Alec is wearing it.” Alec looked mournfully down at his sweater. β€œIt was black,” he said. β€œBut then it faded.” β€œYou could dress it up with a sequined headband,” Magnus suggested, offering his boyfriend something blue and sparkly. β€œJust a thought.” β€œResist the urge, Alec.” Simon was sitting on the edge of a low wall with Maia beside him, though she appeared to be deep in conversation with Aline. β€œYou’ll look like Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu.” β€œThere are worse things,” Magnus observed.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3))
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Whether or not you believe in God, you must believe this: when we as a species abandon our trust in a power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faiths… all faiths… are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. The church consists of a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnets from the Portuguese)
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He had heard about talking to plants in the early seventies, on Radio Four, and thought it was an excellent idea. Although talking is perhaps the wrong word for what Crowley did. What he did was put the fear of God into them. More precisely, the fear of Crowley. In addition to which, every couple of months Crowley would pick out a plant that was growing too slowly, or succumbing to leaf-wilt or browning, or just didn't look quite as good as the others, and he would carry it around to all the other plants. "Say goodbye to your friend," he'd say to them. "He just couldn't cut it. . . " Then he would leave the flat with the offending plant, and return an hour or so later with a large, empty flower pot, which he would leave somewhere conspicuously around the flat. The plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. Also the most terrified.
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Neil Gaiman (Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch)
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He came up and kissed me on my forehead, and before he stepped away, I closed my eyes and tried hard to memorize this moment. I wanted to remember him exactly as he was right then, how his arms looked brown against his white shirt, the way his hair was cut a little too short in the front. Even the bruise, there because of me. Then he was gone. Just for that moment, the thought that I might never see him again… it felt worse than death. I wanted to run after him. Tell him anything, everything. Just don’t go. Please just never go. Please just always be near me, so I can at least see you. Because it felt final. I always believed that we would find our way back to each other every time. That no matter what, we would be connectedβ€”by our history, by this house. But this time, this last time, it felt final. Like I would never see him again, or that when I did, it would be different, there would be a mountain between us. I knew it in my bones. That this time was it. I had finally made my choice, and so had he. He let me go. I was relieved, which I expected. What I didn’t expect was to feel so much grief. Bye bye, Birdie.
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Jenny Han (We'll Always Have Summer (Summer #3))
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She remembered one of her boyfriends asking, offhandedly, how many books she read in a year. "A few hundred," she said. "How do you have the time?" he asked, gobsmacked. She narrowed her eyes and considered the array of potential answers in front of her. Because I don't spend hours flipping through cable complaining there's nothing on? Because my entire Sunday is not eaten up with pre-game, in-game, and post-game talking heads? Because I do not spend every night drinking overpriced beer and engaging in dick-swinging contests with the other financirati? Because when I am waiting in line, at the gym, on the train, eating lunch, I am not complaining about the wait/staring into space/admiring myself in reflective surfaces? I am reading! "I don't know," she said, shrugging.
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Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters)