Category: books

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“‘She was too pure for life,’ he said sadly. ‘Too pure and too good and too beautiful.’”

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

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“Because with the right person, sometimes kissing feels like healing.”

Lisa McMann

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“The culture doesn’t encourage you to think about such things until you’re about to die. We’re so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting with the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks–we’re involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don’t get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying: Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing?”

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

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“We’re each alone inside our heads, some more so than others.”

Jonathan Maberry, Dust and Decay

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“The best listeners listen between the lines.”

Nina Malkin

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“Happiness, then, is found to be something perfect and self-sufficient, being the end to which our actions are directed.”

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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“Solitude is independence.”

Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

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“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

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“What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help them.”

Jennifer Niven

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“When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

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