I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies
("The Witch o Portobello")
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You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.
When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
If there is any possible consolation in the tragedy of losing someone we love very much, it's the necessary hope that perhaps it was for the best.
He felt the urge to go into the desert, to see if it's silence held the answers to his questions.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
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