That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays
The years after graduation hardened me into someone quite different from the strutting graduate who left campus that day headed for New York city, ready to offer the world his talent. The world, I discovered. was not all that interested.
Don't let go too soon, but don't hold on too long.
When you're in bed, you're dead
It's not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It's part of the deal we made.
There is no fair in life and death. If it were, no good men would die young.
There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like.
Dying is only one thing to be sad over. Living unhappily is something else.
You don't know how to live until you learn how to die.
It's not just other people we need to forgive. We also need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the things we should have done.
We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us. Our workplaces, where we spend so much time--we often think they began with our arrival. That's not true.
There is no formula to relationships.
For many of us, the curtain had just come down on childhood.
You have to find what's good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue.
Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live.
With Marguerite, he wanted only time-more and more time-and he was granted it, nighttimes and daytimes and nighttimes again.
This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.
Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.
Life is a series of pulls back and forth... A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match...Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins
You say you should have died instead of me. But during my time on earth, people died instead of me, too. It happens every day. When lightning strikes a minute after you are gone, or an airplane crashes that you might have been on. When your colleague falls ill and you do not. We think such things are random. But there is a balance to it all. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole.
We all have the same beginning--birth--and we all have the same end--death. So how different can we be?
Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad...
People are only mean when they are threatened.
Accept who you are; and revel in it.
We all know how to be a child.
Have you found someone to share your heart with? Are you giving to your community? Are you at peace with yourself? Are you trying to be as human as you can be?
Sometimes, they say, the moon is so busy with the new souls of the world that it disappears from the sky. That is why we have moonless nights. But in the end, the moon always returns, as do we all.
All I was afraid of is saying good-bye.
Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it.
I know I cannot undo this. None of us can undo what we've done, or relive a life already recorded.
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