Humorous Motivational Quotes

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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
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Bertrand Russell
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Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
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Zig Ziglar (Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World)
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Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.
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Bernard Branson
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In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
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Jim Butcher (Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4))
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We are not going to die." Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. "We're not?" "No. And do you know why?" He shook his head. "Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I'm too stubborn to die." I hauled on the shirt even harder. "And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.
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Jim Butcher (Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7))
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That was the funniest thing I'd heard in days. You're kidding, right? PLEASE tell me you have a stronger motive for me than 'fair is fair.' Life isn't FAIR, Dean....Nothing is fair, EVER. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I need to help you because FAIR IS FAIR? Try, 'I need you to help me so I won't rip out your spine and beat you with it.' I MIGHT respond to that. MAYBE.
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James Patterson (School's Outβ€”Forever (Maximum Ride, #2))
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Get Off The Scale! You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life. It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!
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Steve Maraboli (Life, the Truth, and Being Free)
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Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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God helps those who strut their stuff.
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Dan Sofer (A Love and Beyond)
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The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!
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Shannon L. Alder
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Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.
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Amit Ray (Enlightenment Step by Step)
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She sighed, annoyed at her restlessness. β€œSo,” she said, disrupting Wolf in another backward glance. β€œWho would win in a fightβ€”you or a pack of wolves?” He frowned at her, all seriousness. β€œDepends,” he said, slowly, like he was trying to figure out her motive for asking. β€œHow big is the pack?” β€œI don’t know, what’s normal? Six?” β€œI could win against six,” he said. β€œAny more than that and it could be a close call.” Scarlet smirked. β€œYou’re not in danger of low self-esteem, at least.” β€œWhat do you mean?” β€œNothing at all.” She kicked a stone from their path. β€œHow about you and … a lion?” β€œA cat? Don’t insult me.” She laughed, the sound sharp and surprising. β€œHow about a bear?” β€œWhy, do you see one out there?” β€œNot yet, but I want to be prepared in case I have to rescue you.” The smile she’d been waiting for warmed his face, a glint of white teeth flashing. β€œI’m not sure. I’ve never had to fight a bear before.
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Marissa Meyer (Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2))
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First people lose their hair, then their vices, then their motivation. Then a toupee brings it all flowing back.
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Bauvard (Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic)
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I know this goes without saying, but Stonehenge really was the most incredible accomplishment. It took five hundred men just to pull each sarsen, plus a hundred more to dash around positioning the rollers. Just think about it for a minute. Can you imagine trying to talk six hundred people into helping you drag a fifty-ton stone eighteen miles across the countryside and muscle it into an upright position, and then saying, 'Right, lads! Another twenty like that, plus some lintels and maybe a couple of dozen nice bluestones from Wales, and we can party!' Whoever was the person behind Stonehenge was one dickens of a motivator, I'll tell you that.
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Bill Bryson (Notes from a Small Island)
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I think Saturday may be Latin for "stay in pajamas til noon then eventually motivate yourself to shower and get ready for bed that night.
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Bart Millard
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but I have no mind for business and considered staying awake to be enough of an accomplishment.
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David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day)
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DETOX your mind, body, AND your contact list.
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SupaNova Slom (The Remedy: The Five-Week Power Plan to Detox Your System, Combat the Fat, and Rebuild Your Mind and Body)
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We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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I couldn’t trust my own emotions. Which emotional reactions were justified, if any? And which ones were tainted by the mental illness of BPD? I found myself fiercely guarding and limiting my emotional reactions, chastising myself for possible distortions and motivations. People who had known me years ago would barely recognize me now. I had become quiet and withdrawn in social settings, no longer the life of the party. After all, how could I know if my boisterous humor were spontaneous or just a borderline desire to be the center of attention? I could no longer trust any of my heart felt beliefs and opinions on politics, religion, or life. The debate queen had withered. I found myself looking at every single side of an issue unable to come to any conclusions for fear they might be tainted. My lifelong ability to be assertive had turned into a constant state of passivity.
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Rachel Reiland (Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder)
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It’s possible to be flippant here, when Jihadists fly aircraft into buildings they shout God is Great, what do atheists shout when they do it?
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Martin Amis (The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11)
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Being a writer is 1% inspiration, 50% perspiration and 49% explaining you're not a millionaire like J.K.Rowling.
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Gabrielle Tozer
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You can wipe your feet on me, twist my motives around all you like, you can dump millstones on my head and drown me in the river, but you can’t get me out of the story. I’m the plot, babe, and don’t ever forget it.
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Margaret Atwood (Good Bones)
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No matter what you feel is holding you back in life, you can attempt anything. Repeat that motivational cup sentence until it gets in your gut and doesn’t sound like something stupid on a Hallmark card, because it is the basis for anything that will make you happy in this world.
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Felicia Day (You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost))
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Champions never sleep, the eternal spirit keep them alert and awake.
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Amit Ray (Enlightenment Step by Step)
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...there occurred to me the simple epitaph which, when I am no more, I intend to have inscribed on my tombstone. It was this: "He was a man who acted from the best motives. There is one born every minute.
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P.G. Wodehouse (My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1))
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If your arteries are good, eat more ice cream. If they are bad, drink more red wine. Proceed thusly.
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Sandra Byrd (Bon Appetit (French Twist #2))
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How dare you call me lazy? I'd come up with a scathing retort but, meh, I'm just not motivated.
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Andy Weir (Artemis)
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You gotta make it a priority to make your priorities a priority.
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Richie Norton
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Most people who spew hatred aren’t very intelligent or motivated. They tend to be lazy, and if for some reason they are coaxed into picking up a pen, their messages are mostly incoherent and largely illiterate.
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Damien Echols (Life After Death)
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I'm too precious to spend time on something that I'm not enjoying.
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brendon urie
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Have nuts and be nuts.
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Criss Jami (Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality)
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In order to grow, I promise you'll have to let go of some habits. 10 times out of 10, they'll be the habits you're most in love with.
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Brandi L. Bates (Remains To Be Seen)
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The mind can't delete what the heart won't let go of.
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Peggy Toney Horton (Stop the World and Get Off)
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Do you know where your breakthrough begins? Your breakthrough begins where your excuses ends.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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Extroverts communicate well with others, Introverts communicate well with themselves
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Pablo
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It is not over. Champions extend their limits and make things happen.
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Amit Ray
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I always have my reasons, even when I don't know what they are.
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Eric Micha'el Leventhal
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Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.
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Lailah Gifty Akita
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The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live life.
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
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Bad improvisers block action, often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action."(p.115)
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Malcolm Gladwell (Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking)
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We all have problems. Or rather, everyone has at least one thing that they regard as a problem.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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A smile is the best way to get oneself out of a tight spot, even if it is a fake one. Surprisingly enough, everyone takes it at face value. I read that in a book." "If you keep staring at me, I'll hit you." "I only became part of your team recently when I replaced Sasuke, so I don't know everything that's going on. I don't really understand people either. But even I can tell that Naruto really loves you. Naruto's been shouldering that promise for a long time...I think he means to shoulder it for the rest of his life. I don't know what you said to him, but it's just like what's been done to me - it feels like a curse. Sasuke causes Naruto pain, but I think you do too." "Sasuke is only helping spread his darkness across the world. Letting him live will only sow the seeds of another war. He's just another criminal now. Sasuke lost all hope of coming back when his group, Akatsuki, attacked our village. Your fellow Konoha shinobi would never accept him now. Sakura's not stupid, either. She understands the position he's put us all in. That's why she came out here, to tell you herself.
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Masashi Kishimoto
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When life's got you down, keep your head up... you can't see the ground anyway
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Nicole Rae
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Just because you have baggage doesn't mean you have to lug it around.
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Richie Norton
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I thought you weren’t allowed to have a phone,” he says. β€œOr was that a really pathetic excuse to avoid giving me your number?” β€œI’m not allowed. My best friend gave it to me the other day. It can’t do anything but text.” He turns the screen around to face me. β€œWhat the hell kind of texts are these?” He turns the phone around and reads one. β€œSky, you are beautiful. You are possibly the most exquisite creature in the universe and if anyone tells you otherwise, I’ll cut a bitch.” He arches an eyebrow and looks up at me, then back down to the phone. β€œOh, God. They’re all like this. Please tell me you don’t text these to yourself for daily motivation.
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Colleen Hoover (Hopeless (Hopeless, #1))
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Without hope we fail to exist.
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
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Delk shifted in his chair, the arrow point never wavering. "What do you want?" "Oh, the usual.World peace, a pair of Christian Louboton heels, a perfect wedding.
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MaryJanice Davidson (Undead and Uneasy (Undead, #6))
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The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Have and show motivation to do and learn. That's the key for a good career. Everything else is an extrapolation of that.
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Abhysheq Shukla (KISS Life "Life is what you make it")
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Like alcohol and poverty, a heartbreak has the power to make a man do something he wouldn’t normally do and to make a woman do someone she wouldn’t normally do.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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With right fashion, every female would be a flame.
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Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
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An as-yet-unpublished poet in Boulder, Colorado, once said to me that anything worth doing was worth doing badly. I may seem, in the foregoing sketchy pages, to have followed her advice rather too well.
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Joanna Russ (How to Suppress Women's Writing)
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Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can on it.
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Danny Kaye
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There is a miracle in your mess, don't let the mess make you miss the miracle.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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I remember an aunt saying sagely, "The good die young." Not exactly a motivation to behave yourself.
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Connie Willis
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It’s not that we don’t trust you,” Royce said as Hadrian prepared the bow. β€œIt’s just that we’ve learned over the years that honor among nobles is usually inversely proportionate to their rank. As a result, we prefer to rely on more concrete methods for motivationsβ€”such as self-preservation. You already know we don’t want you dead, but if you have ever been riding full tilt and had a horse buckle under you, you understand that death is always a possibility, and broken bones are almost a certainty.” β€œThere’s also the danger of missing the horse completely,” Hadrian added. β€œI’m a good shot, but even the best archers have bad days. So to answer your questionβ€”yes, you can control your own horse.
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Michael J. Sullivan (Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2))
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When you get kicked in the teeth, chew on it: don't bite back.
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K.C. Rhoads
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Your motivation is your pay packet on Friday. Now get on with it.
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NoΓ«l Coward
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To everyone who gets me, thank you. To everyone who doesn't, thank you too. You give me the motivation to keep succeeding just to piss you off.
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Shane Dawson (It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays)
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We are, or rather our natural desire to evade pain and to attain pleasure is, the primary reason we do or say every single thing we do or say.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana (The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism)
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How could we love books more than money? This is the state of book lovers.
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
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Never give up hope! If you do, you be dead already.
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Rose in The Inspired Caregiver
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Revenge is a dish best served in something microwaveable
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Josh Stern (And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?)
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I don't get chosen for things unless there is a motive.
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Melina Marchetta (On the Jellicoe Road)
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My hustle has often involved food, because, much like household pets or toddlers, I am food-motivated, which is a handy thing to know about me.
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Amy Schumer (The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo)
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Enjoy the moment while waiting.
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
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All the failures in my life freed me from all my fears so that I can succeed.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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People in blind love throw away common sense, conscience and comedy from the life.
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Amit Kalantri
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It's time to shop high heels if your fiance kisses you on the forehead.
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Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
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Yelling a battle cryβ€”more to motivate himself than frighten his foesβ€”Lukel grabbed the table leg and swung it at a soldier. The wood bounced off the man's helmet, but the blow was powerful enough to daze him, so Lukel followed it with a solid blow to the face. The soldier dropped and Lukel grabbed his weapon. Now he had a sword. He only wished he knew how to use it.
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Brandon Sanderson (Elantris (Elantris, #1))
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Said by Colin the dragon: "It's somewhat bizarre to learn that many of you (humans)think that other humans are somehow different enough to be hated and killed, when in reality you're all all tiresomely similiar in outlook, needs and motivation, and differ only by peculiar habits, generally shaped by geographical circumstance.
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Jasper Fforde (The Eye of Zoltar (The Last Dragonslayer, #3))
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They told me that nothing was a sin, just a poor life choice. Poor impulse control. That nothing is evil. Any concept of right versus wrong, according to them, is merely a cultural construct relative to one specific time and place. They said that if anything should force us to modify our personal behavior it should be our allegiance to a social contract, not some vague, externally imposed threat of flaming punishment.
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Chuck Palahniuk (Damned (Damned, #1))
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To evade arrogance, remind yourself (from time to time) that your talent or success could have been better. To be thankful, remind yourself (every now and then) that your illness or failure could have been worse.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Disappointments are often my greatest motivation.
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Katie Kiesler Nelson (Because I Love You)
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Only love will attract love.”~ Amunhotep El Bey
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Amunhotep Chavis El Bey (The Quotations Book of life and Death)
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[He] had insisted that inanimate objects couldn't have malignant motivations, but Emma had extensive proof to the contrary.
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Lauren Willig (The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation, #9))
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All of us are in the manufacturing industry - manufacturing either our own happiness or unhappiness.
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Ogwo David Emenike (Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy)
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Better broke than dead.
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Rachel Caine (Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14))
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The bride's getting ready to toss her bouquet, so get me up there! Mom said the day after she turned 96.
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June Shaw
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Kindness is a source of relief to the soul of the giver, creating a sense of fortitude that is incomprehensible to those who do not know what kindness is all about.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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With true love, you can move mountains, make unusual sacrifices, live a life of deprivations and still be happy.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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Love and hate when stretched to their extremes blind reasoning.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (Triple Agent, Double Cross)
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The next time a challenging situation presents itself, take a pause and make the conscious choice to meet it with curiosity or humor or the knowledge that this too shall pass.
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Jen Sincero (You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable)
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I’ll be honest, Chancellor – revenge is the motivation for over half the decrees I’ve made.” – Dread Empress Sanguinia II, best known for outlawing cats and being taller than her
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ErraticErrata (So You Want to Be a Villain? (A Practical Guide to Evil, #1))
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For me, boviscopophobia (=the morbid fear of being seen as bovine) is an even stronger motive than semi-agoraphobia for staying on the ship when we're in port.
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David Foster Wallace
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But when you're concerned that the miserable, boring wasteland in front of you might stretch all the way into forever, not knowing feels strangely hope-like.
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Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened)
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Fashion doesn't make you perfect, but it makes you pretty.
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Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
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Growl, you live in a slime lair and maintain an identity as the mysterious overlord of an undersea city, you command a fleet of meat dreadnaughts with crews of humanoid whale people, and you're currently reclining in a pulsating mass of gelatinous goo that looks like it escaped from hell's own Jell-O mold--so excuse the fuck out of me if I question your motives.
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Christopher Moore (Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings)
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Sometimes what not to do is more important than what to do. Sometimes when you are in crisis, when frustration are high or when you are under pressure, what you don't do is more important than what you do. Don't be afraid. ....
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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Love of Truth is one of the strongest motives for replacing what really happens by a streamlined account or, to express it in a less polite manner -- love of truth is one of the strongest motives for deceiving oneself and others.
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Paul Karl Feyerabend (Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction versus the Richness of Being)
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Love is as we will it to be." ~ Amunhotep El Bey
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Amunhotep Chavis El Bey (The Quotations Book of life and Death)
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laughing is good. so long as you are not insulting anyone.
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A Gentlemen
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There is no time to waste in life and there is no cut and paste as well, only copy and paste – you can only emulate others
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Bernard Kelvin Clive (Your Dreams Will Not Die)
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The narrow-minded find it convenient to create stereotypes, and then try to fit everybody, everything and every situation into those stereotypes.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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People tell me I excel in Public Relations, what I suck at are private affairs.
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Ioana-Cristina Casapu (DeviaΘ›ii de stereo)
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If all it takes to motivate you is a quote then this quote has nothing to say – except to go soar with the freakin’ eagles.
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Ryan Lilly
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Happiness is a state of mental,physical and spiritual well-being. Think pleasantly,engaged sport and read daily to enhance your well-being.
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Think Great: Be Great! (Beautiful Quotes, #1))
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A problem isn't a real problem till you decide to make it a problem... so what's the problem again?
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Runa Magnus
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In order to butterfly kiss, does it require caterpillar lips?
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Josh Stern (And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?)
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you take your humor where you can get it.
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John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)
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Make a concise statement clearly and you should only need to say it once.
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Mary Mihalic (The 40 Best Business Tips No One's Ever Told You)
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Don’t tell me you have OCD about this?” β€œOCD, ADHDβ€”pretty sure if they come up with some new acronym tomorrow I’d have it.
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Cyma Rizwaan Khan (I See The Devil)
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There are only two profound ways to reach enlightenment: Laugh by yourself, or get tickled.
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Saurabh Sharma
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Your own shortcomings are the best ground to grow your sense of humor.
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Stu Konigsberg
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Never allow yourself to be sapped of your extraordinary energy that is the necessary ingredient for creating something new and progressive.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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... People who are the spices of this world are the natural souls with instincts and impulses that have not been pruned by evolution and civilization.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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Some people who have been working out regularly for months or even years are still out of shape because the number of cheat days they have in a week exceeds six.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Violence can read like poetry. You just have to describe the act as if you’re in love with the way your characters bleed.
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F.K. Preston (The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing)
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Be careful because God's gifts alone are not able to give you joy; God's gift can only bring you joy when they are joined with your gratitude.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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We often wait for that knock of opportunity, though I've found it's better to just grab a chainsaw and cut open your own fucking door.
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Don Roff
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Only a fool would find happiness from an achievement that is detrimental to those he loves.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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Damn the tunnels and fuck those who wait for the light at the end of it, Darling; Just stop wasting your time and learn to be your own kind of light …
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Samiha Totanji
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The harder you search the more troubled you become.
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COMPTON GAGE
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The more thou search, the more thou shall marvel.
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COMPTON GAGE
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If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty.
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COMPTON GAGE
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We need the wisdom to accept the fact that this world abounds with issues we cannot solve; and we need to part ways with those people, ideas and things that are a vexation to the soul.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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When you get to the end of the road and feel like you've arrived at a place where you don't want to be, for pity sakes, turn around, back up and move in a different direction. There's no road in life that is a dead end unless you stop there permanently.
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Toni Sorenson
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Gratitude without practicing maybe like practicing a faith without good work. A grateful heart is not enough without a grateful habit; because your joy is not produced by what you put in your heart but by habit you put in your life.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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He has me pinned on my back in record time, his mouth crashing against mine as we frantically devour one another. β€œAwesome speech,” he murmurs, pushing my sweater up and planting his hot mouth against my equally hot skin. β€œVery motivational.
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Siobhan Davis (Keeping Kyler (The Kennedy Boys, #3))
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You're not a mistake. You were fearfully and wonderfully. Be grateful for what you are and for what you have. Have a Tremendous Day Ahead<3<3
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Reason Nkosinathi Makhubela
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We fiction writers are a brazen lot, are we not? For we, in our passion, embrace just enough truth to consecrate our delicately contrived lies.
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Val Edward Simone
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A person who Sleeps more, Slips More.
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Lalit Sharma
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Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don’t feel threatened by anything about them which is better than us. Stephen Covey
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Darryl Marks (INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES ULTIMATE COLLECTION: 3000+ Motivational Quotations With Special Humor Section)
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Life is too short to be treated shabbily.
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C.S. Reid
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You've already got everything you need to succeed right in-front of your tits
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Runa Magnus
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Shit happens. You can either stand their and complain about the smell or you can wipe your shoe and keep walking.
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Tommy Cotton (Just Went Out for Milk)
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Hands can cook, hands can create, hands can kill. There is no better tool than our hands.
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Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
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Life is a mighty joke that is not meant to be funny.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (Disciples of Fortune)
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My MOTIVATION was struggling..I got Tired of it!
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Kalon Jackson
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If a pretty picture and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you you probably have one of those really easy jobs, like the ones robots will be taking over soon.
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demotivator
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There's a reason why your toes are forward and your heels backward. It means, step on your past with your heels and approach your furute with your toes.
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Nomthandazo Tsembeni
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Whenever I'm running an hour late for for work, it always makes me feel better when I can leave an hour early at the end of the day to make up for it.
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Mark W. Boyer
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Your LIFE is a PUZZLE, don’t waste your time trying to place people where they don’t fit
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Thabang Gideon Magaola
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Life is all about exploring yourself, discovering yourself and grooming yourself, then you will surely stop negative thinking.
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Ehabib
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A writer needs a partner who can act as fuel to his artistic mind, yet has the great ability to sober him up and help him be in sync with the non-artistic part of his soul.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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We still need to give our best to life even if we do not understand the purpose of our existence on earth.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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…the truest feeling of happiness is the security that comes with being loved.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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Singers, actors or artists who touch on sorrow are trying to give comfort to aggrieved souls by giving some meaning to their sorrows.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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What is the purpose of achieving your dream if the people you had dreamed your achievements for are no longer there to reap the benefits?
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (Triple Agent, Double Cross)
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A yesterday missed can never be found even in a fine tomorrow.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (Flash of the Sun)
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Writers are the most tormented of all the different categories of artists that are out there in the world.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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All around us is a nothing that stretches on for infinity. We humans can barely comprehend that. If we comprehend it we are rarely pleased.
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F.K. Preston (The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing)
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I keep dying and hoping you notice me. But you’re too busy living.
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F.K. Preston (The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing)
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God is not interested in helping you finding out why you are in a mess, He is interested in fixing it.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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Whenever you are in transition it is always important to choose the words that you use. You call it crises in your life and I call it transition.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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Be careful the mistake of yesterday always lives with tomorrow.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those that be sown in it in their times.
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COMPTON GAGE
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No crime is a means to an end. No crime can be rationalized.
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COMPTON GAGE
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If one thousand of you participate in the murder of one child, then one thousand of you are a thousand times guilty.
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COMPTON GAGE
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You jealous souls are primeval without a doubt, Teach yourself to eat better instead of trying to eat one's heart out.
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Adhish Mazumder (Versed with Life)
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Darkness is necessary for evolvement.
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
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Love thy soul, manifest thy light
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Lailah Gifty Akita (Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind)
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What you see and what you listen to will determine how high you will go.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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The forgiveness of God flows through me and because I am forgiven, I can forgive.
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Patience Johnson
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Freedom comes from focus, focus brings freedom. Focus on fear you will always be in prison, focus on faith and is nothing the world can keep you knocked down.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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When somebody you love dies, a phase of life’s innocence dies with that person, and a part of you dies as well.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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...There is no greater dividing force in this world than self-interest...
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Janvier Chando (The Union Moujik: Janvier Chando)
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Thy heart had gone too far in this world, and think thou to comprehend the way of the most High?
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COMPTON GAGE
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Humor, motivations, moral,gods,energy,secrecy
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Albert Einstein
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Iniquity shall be increased above that which now thou see, or that thou hast heard long ago.
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COMPTON GAGE
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The land, that thou see now to have root, shall thou see wasted suddenly.
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COMPTON GAGE
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An extreme fearfulness moves through all your body, and your mind is troubled more.
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COMPTON GAGE
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Go thy way, and tell my people, the people of thy Lord God what manner of things, and how great wonders of the Lord thy God, thou hast seen.
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COMPTON GAGE
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Justice is about harmony... revenge is about you making yourself feel better.
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COMPTON GAGE
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Hear me, and I will instruct thee; hearken to the thing that I say, and I shall tell thee more.
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COMPTON GAGE
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Weigh thou therefore their wickedness now in the balance, and theirs also that dwell the world; and so shall thy name no where be found anymore.
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COMPTON GAGE
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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.
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COMPTON GAGE
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Private, everything is mind over matter, If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
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Joseph Perry Grassi (The Little Guy (or The Motor Scooter): The story of a diminutive soldier in the rear with the gear)
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Zay shrugged one shoulder. β€œI wouldn’t say it was entirely innocent. All that warm, wet water touching us everywhere. And the soap definitely had ulterior motives.” I wrapped the towel around me, tucking it tight at the top. β€œThat career in comedy? Walk away now, Jones.
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Devon Monk (Magic on the Storm (Allie Beckstrom, #4))
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Writers are the most pathetic souls when it comes to expressing their personal feelings. Their personalities are as complex as the characters they have weaved. And in a curious way, without them really knowing it, writers are the sum total of the characters they created in their heads or in their writings. Yes, My Dear Tania; writers are capable of reflecting their characters, even though most of them are determined to be just like your ordinary guy next door.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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The real flight of this hawk is impending. Still,this bird is yet to be tested for real. Though I have leaped over the seas, well,the entire sky is still remaining to fly. And make sure that ,i am gonna do it with all my heart and all my soul. #loveyoourlife #liveyourlife #hvFUN
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Arunima Sinha (Born Again on the Mountain: a story of losing everything and finding it back)
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If negative emotions have gain access into your heart, it is because you have given it attention. If memories of pain and hurt dominates your heart, it is because you gave them attention. How can a memory hurt you when it has only happened? It can only hurt you when you give it attention.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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terrorism n. Violence for political purposes or the politically motivated threat of violence which, either intentionally or unintentionally, challenges the state's monopoly on political violence.
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Leslie Starr O'Hara (The Doublespeak Dictionary: Your Guide to the Euphemisms, Dysphemisms, and Other Linguistic Contrivances of the State)
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There are people who bring joy to our lives, but who fail to make us happy. They are the people for the moment. Never rely on their love because it is not sustainable. Their love is alike a comet that illuminates the sky, but then fades away because it lacks the sustainable energy of the sun.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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I often talk about unconditional love towards others. But the truth is I have always looked for favorable conditions when it comes to self-love and happiness. Now that is what you call a true confession!
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Saurabh Sharma
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If you ask me I think the greatest breakthrough each and everyone of us need is not on finance, marriage, work, relationship, own house, car but self. The first breakthrough should start from being selfish.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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More often than not, an inspirational or motivational speaker is someone who makes money from telling us that we can do all of the things that we can do … and pretty much all of the things that we cannot do.
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Avoid people who hurt from an impulse. I mean people who have this tendency to relish their capacity to hurt the good souls of this world, and who after hurting, wake up the next day without a trace of despondent brooding, and then move on with life never thinking that they should show some remorse or try to repent.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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In today's globalized world nothing is sure. Routines are falling; stereotypes are breaking. Life has never been as piquant as it is now. So go out of your way; leave your cocoon. Do that crazy thing and be happy you did it.
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Ogwo David Emenike
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I didn't have a motive. I didn't to it. You did. What are you writing?" "Motive - Don't know." "What do you mean Don't know? I tell you I hadn't got one. Put None." "You must have one. If you kill people without one, you're mad.
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Pamela Branch (Lion in the Cellar)
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In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman: For like as a woman that travails make haste to escape the necessity of the travail: even so do these places haste to deliver those things that are committed unto them.
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COMPTON GAGE
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The greatest futility! says the congregator, "The greatest futility! Everything is futile!" What does a person gain from all his hard work- At which he toils under the sun? A generation goes and another cometh forth, but the earth remains the same.
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COMPTON GAGE
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I wish I could run into the world’s arms. Linger within the spaces between nothing. I wish I could filter out of existence. To live quietly without dying. I wish I could be cherished by life itself. To speak and sing volumes without lying to myself.
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F.K. Preston (The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing)
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Discouraged? As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-baseline, I asked one of the boys what the score was. "We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with a smile. β€œReally,” I said. β€œI have to say you don’t look very discouraged.” β€œDiscouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. β€œWhy should we be discouraged? We haven’t been up to bat yet.
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Jack Canfield
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...The world gets blessed every now and then with unique souls who though burdened by their invisible crosses, still have the extraordinary strength to forge ahead in life and give others a helping hand at the same time. Despite their tribulations, most of us think they are fine. Even when the weight of their crosses become unbearable, even when they proceed in a breathless manner, we still have a hard time understanding that they are drowning. In fact, we even condemn them for failing to sacrifice more...
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (Disciples of Fortune)
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Life does not favor the fearful nor does it reward the reluctant; it embraces and elevates those willing to climb in spite of their fear and willing to try in the mocking face of failure. It gives bonus points to those who fall flat, get up and climb again.
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Toni Sorenson
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Most of the truly kind people of this world show some measure of discomfort when offered kindness. Their gratitude stems not only from their understanding of the depth of the force of kindness, but also from their conviction that kindness should not be taken for granted.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (The Girl on the Trail)
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I don’t think of you as a typical beauty. I never once did. To me your hair mimics asphalt more than the lustrous feathers of ravens. Comparing your eyes to heavenly lights seems a stretch when they are the common color of dirt. I can’t imagine you as a tall, pole-slender image; your God-given shape is right bulky. But I never cared about such pointless things anyway. What good have trivial attributes ever done the world? When I look at you, I see youβ€”or in other words, all of you that really matters. I see a kind heart and compassionate arms. I see a patient, gentle spirit abounding with love towards all of God’s creatures. I see the perfect blend of humility and strength of character. I see a wise intellect as well as an endearing sense of humor. I see all the qualities that make you the person I love, regardless of the bodily package you’re bound in. So forgive me if I don’t think you’re beautiful, because I find you to be far superior to that worthless and pointless nonsense the world calls beauty.
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Richelle E. Goodrich (Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year)
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He made my life hell. Him and Tonto over there." Daniel glared toward Nick. "Poor little Clay. He has problems. He's had a tough life. You should be nice to him. You should make friends with him. That's all I ever heard. All they saw was a cute little runt of a wolf cub. He bared his teeth and they thought it was cute. He ordered us around like a miniature Napoleon and they thought it was cute. Well, it wasn't cute from where I was standing. It wasβ€”" I held up my hand. "You're ranting." "What?" "Just wanted to let you know. You're ranting. It's kinda ugly. Next thing you know, you'll be laying out your plans for world domination. That's what all villains do after they rant about their motivation. I was hoping you'd be different.
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Kelley Armstrong (Bitten (Otherworld, #1))
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When faced with difficulties, a humble, understanding, appreciative and selfless person finds it easy to win a friend. On the other hand, a temperamental, egoistic, condensing, self-absorbed, self-conceited and narrow-minded person who lacks the basic sense of humility easily loses friends when in distress.
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Janvier Chouteu-Chando (Me Before Them)
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The open door is never behind you; the open door is always before you. Quit looking at your past life and mistakes. Look unto Jesus who is the Author and Perfector of our faith. Your open door is not in the opportunity you missed ten years ago, it is not in some stuffs behind you that you can't get back. You can't gain your access by giving attention to your past life. Your past days are behind you and what God has for you is in front of you. Just pay attention.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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No one will improve his health significantly without accurately perceiving priorities, knowing clearly what is at stake if those are not attended to and what is to be gained if acted on correctly. That’s the basic homework before any change can come about. Then that knowledge has to be transformed into a sustainable motivation.
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Darrell Calkins (Re:)
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And yet sometimes she worried about what those musty old books were doing to her. Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren't left-brained enough for science, because history was too dry, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical--because they weren't musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they'd done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn't know what to major in majored in.
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Jeffrey Eugenides
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Did I love her? No. I obsessed over her completely. And thank heavens I was obsessed. Obsession, infatuation, is something short-lived. A sweet fever dream that leaves you exhausted from the high. Love is perpetual. Love is an entire world compared to that other form of mania people mistake love for. If love is loving the reality of a person, obsession is idealising the fantasy of another. Did I love her? No. Never. But I was utterly obsessed.
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F.K. Preston (The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing)
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Tell me all the things you love about yourself? I love.. my strength, my wisdom and my courage. My compassion, kindness and sensitivity. My humor, good heart and positivity. I love my loyalty, my creativity and intelligence. My motivation, perseverance and passion. My ability to love unconditionally, my honesty, and integrity. My connection to self, to source and my intuition. I love my independence, thoughtfulness, and uniqueness. My open mind, my joy of making others laugh, and my acceptance of change, My self-discipline, my gratitude and my ability to dream big.
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Phoebe Garnsworthy (Daily Rituals: Positive Affirmations for Love, Happiness, and Peace.)
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I defend Salman Rushdie because it a matter of everything I hated versus everything I loved. In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation. In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression
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Christopher Hitchens
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Whether or not you employ humor in dealing with difficult subjects, the tone of the writing is of the utmost importance. Personally, I can read about almost any subject if I feel a basic trust in, and respect for, the writer. The voice must have authority. But more than that, I must know that the writer is all right. If she describes a suicide attempt or a babysitter's cruelty to her, or a time of acute loneliness, I need to feel that the writer, not the character who survived the experience, is in control of telling the story....The tone of such pieces may be serious, ironic, angry, sad, or almost anything except whiny. There must be no hidden plea for help - no subtle seeking of sympathy. The writer must have done her work, made her peace with the facts, and be telling the story for the story's sake. Although the writing may incidentally turn out to be another step in her recovery, that must not be her visible motivation: literary writing is not therapy. Her first allegiance must be to the telling of the story and I, as the reader, must feel that I'm in the hands of a competent writer who needs nothing from me except my attention.
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Judith Barrington (Writing the Memoir)
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What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord? Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er his base into the sea, And there assume some other horrible form Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason And draw you into madness? Think of it. [The very place puts toys of desperation, Without more motive, into every brain That looks so many fathoms to the sea And hears it roar beneath.]
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William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
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From Colin A. Ross, 1995: The writer is the brother of the man who co-founded the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. He is writing to WGBH about a program called 'Divided Memories', which you may have seen, that was supposed to be an investigation of memory. This letter also went to Congress and to the press, so it's a public letter. It's just unfortunate that the press, as far as I know, didn't pick it up. 'Gentlemen: Peter Freyd is my brother. Pamela Freyd is both my stepsister and sister-in-law. Jennifer and Gwendolyn [their daughters] are my nieces. There is no doubt in my mind that there was severe abuse in the home of Peter and Pam, while they were raising their daughters. Peter said (on your show, 'Divided Memories') that his humor was ribald. Those of us who had to endure it, remember it as abusive at best and viciously sadistic at worst. The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is a fraud designed to deny a reality that Peter and Pam have spent most of their lives trying to escape. There is no such thing as a False Memory Syndrome. It is not, by any normal standard, a Foundation. Neither Pam nor Peter have any significant mental health expertise. That the False Memory Syndrome Foundation has been able to excite so much media attention has been a great surprise to those of us who would like to admire and respect the objectivity and motives of people in the media. Neither Peter's mother (who was also mine), nor his daughters, nor I have wanted anything to do with Peter and Pam for periods of time ranging up to more than two decades. We do not understand why you would 'buy' such an obviously flawed story. But buy it you did, based on the severely biased presentation you made of the memory issue that Peter and Pam created to deny their own difficult reality. For the most part you presented very credible parents and frequently quite incredibly bizarre and exotic alleged victims and therapists. Balance and objectivity would call for the presentation of more credible alleged victims and more bizarre parents, While you did present some highly regarded therapists as commentators, most of the therapists you presented as providers of therapy were clearly not in the mainstream. While this selection of examples may make for much more interesting television, it certainly does not make for more objectivity and fairness. I would advance the idea that 'Divided Memories' hurt victims, helped abusers and confused the public. I wonder why you thought these results would be in the public interest that Public broadcasting is funded to support.
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William Freyd
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That is, β€œYes” is nothing without β€œHow.” Asking β€œHow,” knowing β€œHow,” and defining β€œHow” are all part of the effective negotiator’s arsenal. He would be unarmed without them. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β Ask calibrated β€œHow” questions, and ask them again and again. Asking β€œHow” keeps your counterparts engaged but off balance. Answering the questions will give them the illusion of control. It will also lead them to contemplate your problems when making their demands. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β Use β€œHow” questions to shape the negotiating environment. You do this by using β€œHow can I do that?” as a gentle version of β€œNo.” This will subtly push your counterpart to search for other solutionsβ€”your solutions. And very often it will get them to bid against themselves. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β Don’t just pay attention to the people you’re negotiating with directly; always identify the motivations of the players β€œbehind the table.” You can do so by asking how a deal will affect everybody else and how on board they are. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β Follow the 7-38-55 Percent Rule by paying close attention to tone of voice and body language. Incongruence between the words and nonverbal signs will show when your counterpart is lying or uncomfortable with a deal. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β Is the β€œYes” real or counterfeit? Test it with the Rule of Three: use calibrated questions, summaries, and labels to get your counterpart to reaffirm their agreement at least three times. It’s really hard to repeatedly lie or fake conviction. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β A person’s use of pronouns offers deep insights into his or her relative authority. If you’re hearing a lot of β€œI,” β€œme,” and β€œmy,” the real power to decide probably lies elsewhere. Picking up a lot of β€œwe,” β€œthey,” and β€œthem,” it’s more likely you’re dealing directly with a savvy decision maker keeping his options open. Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β β– Β Β Β Β Use your own name to make yourself a real person to the other side and even get your own personal discount. Humor and humanity are the best ways to break the ice and remove roadblocks.
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Chris Voss (Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It)