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Quotable Monday: Amy Tan

DSC_0028 (8)If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

Amy Tan

Truly words to live by.


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Advice from Nagarjuna

When there is long, there has to be short.
They do not exist through their own nature.

Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice

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Quotable Monday: Love and Longing

How mysterious it is, to be in love.  For you can be in love with one who knows nothing of you.  Perhaps our greatest happiness springs from such longings — being in love with someone who is oblivious of you.

Joyce Carol Oates, Little Bird of Heaven

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Monday Quote: Light and Dark

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

Charles Dickens, The Pidwick Papers

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Monday Quote: No Country for Old Men

Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person’s path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning.

Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men

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Monday Quote: Dr. Suess Inspiration

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess

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Monday Quote: Creativity

This week’s quote is somewhat similar in meaning to the one from last week – only shorter.

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt

Sylvia Plath

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Monday Quote: Just Do It

Don’t think.  Thinking is the enemy of creativity.  It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.  You can’t try to do things.  You simply must do things.

Ray Bradbury

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Monday Quote: Truth

Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.

George Sand

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Monday Quote: William Golding on Life

The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle.  We know he got on the bicycle and started to move.  We know that, at some point, he will stop and get off.  We know that if he stops moving and does not get off, he will fall off.

William Golding

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