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  • "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • "...yes always to be alone, for only in that alone space can we drop down to deepest peace" - Jeanette Winterson
  • "never trust a man who doesn’t like champagne – its smell is entirely female" - Jeanette Winterson
  • "The less is more is very good for food. Less, but the best. Less, but you what love." Jeanette Winterson
  • "We need colours and smells, touch and texture. We need real life, which is usually a bit messy, and never comes ready-washed." - Jeanette Winterson
  • "I’m not sure if I’m an introvert or an extrovert anymore. I think I might need equal parts solitude and socialization. But I do know that if I have to be around people nonstop for days on end, I begin to get stabby. There’s only been one person so far who was an exception to that rule." - Tea Austen
  • and everyday we stride for Joy, even if it is hard work it is our work, which is a gift. - Wakako Eley (of Eley Kishimoto)
  • "I think all of us should have a Bloopers Folder where we can admit our mistakes, have a good laugh, and maybe even make some more." - Brand It Yourself, Lyn Altman
  • "We are each the love of someone's life." - The Confessions of Max Tivoli
  • "I wish every night was just starlight and candles and nothing to do. We would have so much time."
  • "I supposed I was not the first to make a mess of love, but it never matters, does it?"
  • "When we are very young, we try to live on what can never be enough."
  • "It takes too much imagination to see the sorrows of people we take for happy. Their real battles take place, like those of the stars, in some realm of light imperceptible to the human eye. It is a feat of the mind to guess another's heart."
  • "Age will tell you what a woman is; if she has never been happy, you will know it from her eyes."
  • "We are not ourselves when we are sick. We function at the most basic level, are ugly, miserable, and all our ordinary charms that seem to come so naturally to us fall away, and more than anything else we resemble either ourselves as children, crying for a drink of water, or our parents on their deathbeds, mumbling a prayer. Too weary to keep up the brittle artifice of ourself, we shed it, like the locust, and become, in public, the sand and inconsolable adult that we so often are in private, which is to say: our true self."
  • "She was like no one you will ever meet. Strong, independent. I never took her for granted for a moment, or pretended I understood her, and when she wanted to go I let her go, because she was art and she was music."
  • "She became a new person behind the camera."
  • "She made me younger, year by year."
  • "Are you happy?" Alice asked me. How can anyone answer this, at any moment?
  • "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien
  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
  • “life is not easy for any of us. but what of that? we must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. we must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie
  • "In fashion and interior design you have to have a core of consistent basics but also the flair that makes things fun and dynamic.The core is "who you are" and the flair is "how you feel."" - Celerie Kemble, interior designer
  • "I don't believe in marriage. No, I really don't. Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it's a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it's a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic. To Diego and Frida!"
  • ‎"anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. but to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."
jan 8 2010 ∞
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