“of war and peace the truth just twists its curfew gull just glides; upon four-legged forest clouds, the cowboy angel rides … .”

— Bob Dylan, Gates of Eden (1965)

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“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

— Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (2004)

“Extravagance is complete silence.”

— Arata Isozaki

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“The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive; everybody’s out on the run tonight, but there’s no place left to hide.”

— Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run (1974)

“Aloneness is a state of being whereas loneliness is a state of feeling. It’s like the difference between being broke and being poor.”

 — Townes van Zandt

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“Writers are always selling someone out.”

— Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968)

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live. We live entirely by the impression of a narrative line upon disparate images, the shifting phantasmagoria, which is our actual experience.”

 — Joan Didion, The White Album (1979)


“Love never dies a natural death.”
 — Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart (1959)

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“Motion is tranquility.”

— Stirling Moss

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“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

— Mike Tyson

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“There is man in his entirety, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet.”

— Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (1953)

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“The media is not an enemy of the people; neither is it their friend.”

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“Keep close to nature’s heart, and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

— John Muir

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“Essentially, we have always been cave-dwellers.”

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“I am breathing calmly, breathing like the sea.”

— Pentii Holappa, Seagulls in Autumn

“The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.”

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

— Marcus Aurelius

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“We all wear masks, metaphorically speaking.”

— Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss in “The Mask

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“The special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it.”

— G. K. Chesterton

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