T Monk Quotes

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Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
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Pablo Picasso
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If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Your "I CAN" is more important than your IQ.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)
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You keep asking why your work is not enough, and I don’t know how to answer that, because it is enough to exist in the world and marvel at it. You don’t need to justify that, or earn it. You are allowed to just live.
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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I have noticed that if you look carefully at people's eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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We are born to love as we are born to die, and between the heartbeats of those two great mysteries lies all the tangled undergrowth of our tiny lives. There is nowhere to go but through. And so we walk on, lost, and lost again, in the mapless wilderness of love.
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Tim Farrington (The Monk Downstairs)
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After you get stung, you can't get unstung no matter how much you whine about it.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Where did you learn to kiss like that?” I said, a little breathless. He grinned and pulled me close again. β€œI said I was a virgin, not a monk,” he said, kissing me again. β€œIf I find I need guidance, I’ll ask.
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Diana Gabaldon (Outlander (Outlander, #1))
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Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.
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Gautama Buddha
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Knowing can be a curse on a person's life. I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and I didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can't ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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some things don't matter much. Like the color of a house. How big is that in the overall scheme of life? But lifting a person's heart--now, that matters. The whole problem with people is...they know what matters, but they don't choose it...The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.
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Sue Monk Kidd
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He called out to his fellow monks,'Come quickly I am tasting stars.
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John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)
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The world will give you that once in awhile, a brief timeout; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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When it's time to die, go ahead and die, and when it's time to live, live. Don't sort-of-maybe live, but live like you're going all out, like you're not afraid.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them. I was wondering what my body knew that I didn't.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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It's your time to live, don't mess it up.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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We are so limited, you have to use the same word for loving Rosaleen as you do for loving Coke with peanuts. Isn't that a shame we don't have many more ways to say it?
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard.
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Sue Monk Kidd
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There is nothing perfect...only life.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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You can go other places, all right - you can live on the other side of the world, but you can't ever leave home
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Mermaid Chair)
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All my life I've thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to belong to myself.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Mermaid Chair)
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Nobody around here had ever seen a lady beekeeper till her. She liked to tell everybody that women made the best beekeepers, 'cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting. It comes from years of loving children and husbands.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk
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John Keats
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I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason,” the yogi Krishnan told him. β€œEvery event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson... Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)
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Sunset is the saddest light there is.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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It's something everybody wants-for someone to see the hurt done to them and set it down like it matters.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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When I tell you all shall be well, I don’t mean that life won’t bring you tragedy. Life will be life. I only mean you will be well in spite of it. All shall be well, no matter what.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Book of Longings)
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investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
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Robert A. Heinlein (Time Enough for Love)
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The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.
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Sue Monk Kidd
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Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
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Thich Nhat Hanh (Being Peace (Being Peace, #1))
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There's nothing like a song about lost love to remind you how everything precious can slip from the hinges where you've hung it so careful.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Just as the habit does not make the monk, the sceptre does not make the king.
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JosΓ© Saramago (Blindness)
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You gotta imagine what's never been.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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the purpose of life is the life of purpose
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)
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We don’t have to fall into the same category to be of equal value.
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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I once read that people who study others are wise but those who study themselves are enlightened".
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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My body might be a slave, but not my mind. For you, it's the other way round.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings)
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never overlook the power of simplicity
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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I ask the impossible: love me forever. Love me when all desire is gone. Love me with the single mindedness of a monk. When the world in its entirety, and all that you hold sacred advise you against it: love me still more. When rage fills you and has no name: love me. When each step from your door to our job tires you-- love me; and from job to home again, love me, love me. Love me when you're bored-- when every woman you see is more beautiful than the last, or more pathetic, love me as you always have: not as admirer or judge, but with the compassion you save for yourself in your solitude. Love me as you relish your loneliness, the anticipation of your death, mysteries of the flesh, as it tears and mends. Love me as your most treasured childhood memory-- and if there is none to recall-- imagine one, place me there with you. Love me withered as you loved me new. Love me as if I were forever-- and I, will make the impossible a simple act, by loving you, loving you as I do
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Ana Castillo (I Ask the Impossible)
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To remain silent in the face of evil is itself a form of evil.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings)
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It shocks me how I wish for...what is lost and cannot come back.
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Sue Monk Kidd (Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story)
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Just a moment," David said, planting a finger on the page to mark his place in his book. "What was your name ?" "Yuri Vedenen, moi soverenyi." "Yuri Veneden, if you upset my wife again, I will kill you where you stand." The monk swallowed. "Yes, moi soverenyi." "Oh, David," Genya said, taking his hand. "You've never theatened to murder anyone for me before." "Haven't I?" He murmured distractedly, placed a kiss on her knuckles, and continued reading.
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Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars (King of Scars, #1))
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And then there is the most dangerous risk of all -- the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
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Randy Komisar (The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur)
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In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me with some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional...What a special case I was.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Rule number one of anime," Simon said. He sat propped up against a pile of pillows at the foot of his bed, a bag of potato chips in one hand and the TV remote in the other. He was wearing a black T-shirt that said I BLOGGED YOUR MOM and a pair of jeans that were ripped in one knee. "Never screw with a blind monk.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1))
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I can't think of anything I'd rather have more than somebody lovin' me.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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I didn't know then what I wanted, but the ache for it was palpable.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Mermaid Chair)
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Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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You don’t have to have a reason to be tired. You don’t have to earn rest or comfort. You’re allowed to just be.
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Becky Chambers (A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Monk & Robot, #2))
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Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days' worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.
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Ryōkan
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Actually, you can be bad at something...but if you love doing it, that will be enough. - August Boatwright
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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You think you want to know something, and then once you do, all you can think about is erasing it from your mind.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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You have to know when to prod and when to be quiet, when to let things take their course.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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I think there’s something beautiful about being lucky enough to witness a thing on its way out.
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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If you must err, do so on the side of audacity.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings)
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Charlie Asher: I accidently shagged a monk last night. Minty Fresh: Sometimes, in times of crisis, that shit cannot be avoided.
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Christopher Moore (A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1))
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The Monks of Cool, whose tiny and exclusive monastery is hidden in a really cool and laid-back valley in the lower Ramtops, have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: Hey, whatever I select.
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Terry Pratchett (Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14; Witches, #4))
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The piano ain't got no wrong notes.
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Thelonious Monk
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Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don't accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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It was the first time I'd ever said the words to another person, and the sound of them broke open my heart.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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You have to find a mother inside yourself. We all do. Even if we already have a mother, we still have to find this part of ourselves inside
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Mosscap considered. β€œBecause I know that no matter what, I’m wonderful,” it said.
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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I will see you again,’ Hades promised. β€˜I will prepare a room for you at the palace in case you do not survive. Perhaps your chambers would look good decorated with the skulls of monks.’ β€˜Now I can’t tell if you’re joking.’ Hades’s eyes glittered as his form began to fade. β€˜Then perhaps we are alike in some important ways.’ The god vanished.
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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Worry drains the mind of its power and, sooner or later, it injures the soul
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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We can't think of changing our skin color. Change the world - that's how we gotta think.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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I hadn't been out to the hives before, so to start off she gave me a lesson in what she called 'bee yard etiquette'. She reminded me that the world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. Don't be afraid, as no life-loving bee wants to sting you. Still, don't be an idiot; wear long sleeves and pants. Don't swat. Don't even think about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates while whistling melts a bee's temper. Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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I wanted to know what happened when two people felt it. Would it divide the hurt in two, make it lighter to bear, the way feeling someone's joy seemed to double it?
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Getting some redecorating ideas?’ Nico asked. β€˜Maybe you could do your dining room in mediaeval monk skulls.’ Hades arched an eyebrow. β€˜I can never tell when you’re joking.
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Rick Riordan (The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5))
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it is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. it's only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the hearts of others. when you feel centered and alive, you are in much better position to be a better person.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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Honeybees depend not only on physical contact with the colony, but also require it's social companionship and support. Isolate a honeybee from her sisters and she will soon die.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Sometimes a person reaches a point in their life when it becomes absolutely essential to get the fuck out of the city
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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An author, whether good or bad, or between both, is an animal whom every body is privileged to attack: for though all are not able to write books, all conceive themselves able to judge them.
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Matthew Gregory Lewis (The Monk)
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You can tell which girls lack mothers by the look of their hair...
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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What will you do now?' I think I will become a monk and devote my entire life to prayer and good works.' No,' said Rek. 'I mean, what will you do today?' Ah! Today I'll get drunk and go whoring,' said Bowman.
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David Gemmell (Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1))
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I know you've run away - everybody gets the urge to do that some time - but sooner or later you'll want to go home.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Laughter opens your heart and soothes your soul. No one should ever take life so seriously that they forget to laugh at themselves.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny)
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There's no pain on earth that doesn't crave a benevolent witness.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings)
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People in general would rather die than forgive. It's that hard. If God said in plain language. "I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die," a lot of people would go ahead and order their coffin.
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Sue Monk Kidd
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The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasure of life. I began to enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars dancing in moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a glorious summer morning.
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Robin S. Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Dreams)
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The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder... Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe.
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Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1))
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My heart can take on any form: A meadow for gazelles, A cloister for monks, For the idols, sacred ground, Ka'ba for the circling pilgrim, The tables of the Torah, The scrolls of the Quran. My creed is Love; Wherever its caravan turns along the way, That is my belief, My faith.
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Ibn 'Arabi
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Every human being on the face of the earth has a steel plate in his head, but if you lie down now and then and get still as you can, it will slide open like elevator doors, letting in all the secret thoughts that have been standing around so patiently, pushing the button for a ride to the top. The real troubles in life happen when those hidden doors stay closed for too long.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
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Marginalia Sometimes the notes are ferocious, skirmishes against the author raging along the borders of every page in tiny black script. If I could just get my hands on you, Kierkegaard, or Conor Cruise O'Brien, they seem to say, I would bolt the door and beat some logic into your head. Other comments are more offhand, dismissive - Nonsense." "Please!" "HA!!" - that kind of thing. I remember once looking up from my reading, my thumb as a bookmark, trying to imagine what the person must look like who wrote "Don't be a ninny" alongside a paragraph in The Life of Emily Dickinson. Students are more modest needing to leave only their splayed footprints along the shore of the page. One scrawls "Metaphor" next to a stanza of Eliot's. Another notes the presence of "Irony" fifty times outside the paragraphs of A Modest Proposal. Or they are fans who cheer from the empty bleachers, Hands cupped around their mouths. Absolutely," they shout to Duns Scotus and James Baldwin. Yes." "Bull's-eye." "My man!" Check marks, asterisks, and exclamation points rain down along the sidelines. And if you have managed to graduate from college without ever having written "Man vs. Nature" in a margin, perhaps now is the time to take one step forward. We have all seized the white perimeter as our own and reached for a pen if only to show we did not just laze in an armchair turning pages; we pressed a thought into the wayside, planted an impression along the verge. Even Irish monks in their cold scriptoria jotted along the borders of the Gospels brief asides about the pains of copying, a bird singing near their window, or the sunlight that illuminated their page- anonymous men catching a ride into the future on a vessel more lasting than themselves. And you have not read Joshua Reynolds, they say, until you have read him enwreathed with Blake's furious scribbling. Yet the one I think of most often, the one that dangles from me like a locket, was written in the copy of Catcher in the Rye I borrowed from the local library one slow, hot summer. I was just beginning high school then, reading books on a davenport in my parents' living room, and I cannot tell you how vastly my loneliness was deepened, how poignant and amplified the world before me seemed, when I found on one page A few greasy looking smears and next to them, written in soft pencil- by a beautiful girl, I could tell, whom I would never meet- Pardon the egg salad stains, but I'm in love.
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Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning)
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At forty-two, I had never done anything that took my own breath away, and I suppose now that was part of the problem--my chronic inability to astonish myself. I promise you, no one judges me more harshly than I do myself; I caused a brilliant wreckage. Some say I fell from grace; they're being kind. I didn't fall. I dove.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Mermaid Chair)
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You’re an animal, Sibling Dex. You are not separate or other. You’re an animal. And animals have no purpose. Nothing has a purpose. The world simply is. If you want to do things that are meaningful to others, fine! Good! So do I! But if I wanted to crawl into a cave and watch stalagmites with Frostfrog for the remainder of my days, that would also be both fine and good. You keep asking why your work is not enough, and I don’t know how to answer that, because it is enough to exist in the world and marvel at it. You don’t need to justify that, or earn it. You are allowed to just live. That is all most animals do.
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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Do you not find consciousness alone to be the most exhilarating thing? Here we are, in this incomprehensibly large universe, on this one tiny moon around this one incidental planet, and in all the time this entire scenario has existed, every component has been recycled over and over and over again into infinitely incredible configurations, and sometimes, those configurations are special enough to be able to see the world around them. You and Iβ€”we’re just atoms that arranged themselves the right way, and we can understand that about ourselves. Is that not amazing?
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Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1))
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Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it. Disgusted at the guilt or absurdity of Mankind, the Misanthrope flies from it: He resolves to become an Hermit, and buries himself in the Cavern of some gloomy Rock. While Hate inflames his bosom, possibly He may feel contented with his situation: But when his passions begin to cool; when Time has mellowed his sorrows, and healed those wounds which He bore with him to his solitude, think you that Content becomes his Companion? Ah! no, Rosario. No longer sustained by the violence of his passions, He feels all the monotony of his way of living, and his heart becomes the prey of Ennui and weariness. He looks round, and finds himself alone in the Universe: The love of society revives in his bosom, and He pants to return to that world which He has abandoned. Nature loses all her charms in his eyes: No one is near him to point out her beauties, or share in his admiration of her excellence and variety. Propped upon the fragment of some Rock, He gazes upon the tumbling waterfall with a vacant eye, He views without emotion the glory of the setting Sun. Slowly He returns to his Cell at Evening, for no one there is anxious for his arrival; He has no comfort in his solitary unsavoury meal: He throws himself upon his couch of Moss despondent and dissatisfied, and wakes only to pass a day as joyless, as monotonous as the former.
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Matthew Gregory Lewis (The Monk)
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The truth is, in order to heal we need to tell our stories and have them witnessed...The story itself becomes a vessel that holds us up, that sustains, that allows us to order our jumbled experiences into meaning. As I told my stories of fear, awakening, struggle, and transformation and had them received, heard, and validated by other women, I found healing. I also needed to hear other women's stories in order to see and embrace my own. Sometimes another woman's story becomes a mirror that shows me a self I haven't seen before. When I listen to her tell it, her experience quickens and clarifies my own. Her questions rouse mine. Her conflicts illumine my conflicts. Her resolutions call forth my hope. Her strengths summon my strengths. All of this can happen even when our stories and our lives are very different.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (Plus))
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The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body and flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms and clasp it for the divine life it is - the nice, sanitary, harmonious moment as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones. If such a consciousness truly is set loose in the world, nothing will be the same. It will free us to be in a sacred body, on a sacred planet, in sacred communion with all of it. It will infect the universe with holiness. We will discover the Divine deep within the earth and the cells of our bodies, and we will lover her there with all our hearts and all our souls and all our minds.
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Sue Monk Kidd (The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine)
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There is a deep desire in everyone to commit suicide for the simple reason, that life seems to be meaningless. People go on living, not because they love life, they go on living just because they are afraid to commit suicide. There is a desire to; and in many ways they do commit suicide. Monks and nuns have committed psychological suicide, they have renounced life. And these suicidal people have dominated humanity for centuries. They have condemned everything that is beautiful. They have praised something imaginary and they have condemned the real; the real is mundane and the imaginary is sacred. My whole effort here is to help you see that the real is sacred, that this very world is sacred, that this very life is divine. But the way to see it is first to enquire within. Unless you start feeling the source of light within yourself, you will not be able to see that light anywhere else. First it has to be experienced within one’s own being, then it is found everywhere. Then the whole existence becomes so full of light, so full of joy, so full of meaning and poetry, that each moment one feels grateful for all that god has given, for all that he goes on giving. Sannyas is simply a decision to turn in, to look in. The most primary thing is to find your own center. Once it is found, once you are centered, once you are bathed in your own light you have a different vision, a different perspective, and the whole of life becomes golden. Then even dust is divine. Then life is so rich, so abundantly rich that one can only feel a tremendous gratitude towards existence. That gratitude becomes prayer. Before that, all prayer is false.
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Osho