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“Human beings have neither the aural nor the psychological capacity to withstand the awesome power of God's true voice. Were you to hear it, your mind would cave in and your heart would explode within your chest. We went through five Adams before we figured that one out.”

-Metatron (Alan Rickman), Dogma
 
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But if you knew you might not be able to see it again tomorrow, everything would suddenly become special and precious, wouldn’t it?
Haruki Murakami
 
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One day Albert Einstein wrote on a black board:

9 x 1 = 9
9 x 2 = 18
9 x 3 = 27
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 5 = 45
9 x 6 = 54
9 x 7 = 63
9 x 8 = 72
9 x 9 = 81
9 x 10 = 91

In class, everyone laughed at him because of his mistake at the end of the list. Einstein waited until everyone was silent and explained:

"Although I answered the first nine questions correctly, nobody congratulated me. But when I made a mistake, everyone laughed at me. That means that despite our many successes, society will note our smallest mistake and enjoy it.

Don't let simple criticism destroy your dreams. Only those who do nothing make no mistakes."
 
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If you’re exhausted, rest.
If you don’t feel like starting a new project, don’t.
If you don’t feel the urge to make something new, just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known.
If you don’t feel like talking, stay silent.
If you’re fed up with the news, turn it off.
If you want to postpone something until tomorrow, do it.
If you want to do nothing, let yourself do nothing today.
Feel the fullness of the emptiness, the vastness of the silence, the sheer life in your unproductive moments.
Time does not always need to be filled.
You are enough, simply in your being.
~ Jeff Foster





Real magic takes time... and a lot of it. The most brilliant things on earth are usually eons in the making. Like crystals growing in the deep, the biggest miracles often form far beneath the surface, and need a long fertile stretch of darkness before they can come to light. As we enter into this season of miracles, magic and candlelight it’s good to remember that slowness is usually the missing ingredient to real
enchantment.
- Asia Suler
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Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. ...Will Rogers
 
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My quote comes from a book series by Louise Penny.

“There are four things that lead to wisdom. They are four sentences we learn to say, and mean. I don't know. I need help. I'm sorry. I was wrong.”
 
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Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world -Desmond Tutu
 
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Just heard this for the first time a few minutes ago.  It was on Lex Fridman's podcast.  He has the most intelligent, most interesting people on his podcast.  I'm really looking forward to the Vladamir Putin episode in the future.  Elon Musk spent almost three hours talking with him last week.

"Nobody in this world can tell me what to think, but I think everybody has a lesson to teach me."

It's like embracing being stubborn, and being open minded simultaneously.  
 
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"Man was created by water to carry itself uphill."

It seems absurd, but considering we're 70% water (not to mention we're kind of like miniature oceans with thousands+ of life forms inside of us) it's kind of plausible.

Not saying I believe it, just saying it made me think.  
 
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Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ...  Albert Einstein
 
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“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” - Jack London
 
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"In the dominant society, though, ceremony seems to have withered away. I suppose there are many reasons for that: the frenetic pace of life, dissolution of community, the sense that ceremony is an artifact of organized religion forced upon participants rather than a celebration joyfully chosen."
Robin Wall Kimmerer
 
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I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.
Mother Teresa
 
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