I've learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you're with me, even when you're not by my side.
She wants to drink that man too, and then she can forget forever the cheap wine that you gulp down and that makes you feel drunk, but always leaves you with a headache and an empty space in your soul.
As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.
He felt the urge to go into the desert, to see if it's silence held the answers to his questions.
I'm alive. When I'm eating that's all I think about. If I'm on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If I have to fight,it will be just as good a day as any to die. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life is the moment we are living now.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.
In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.
Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.
Personal growth has its price, and she was paying it without complaint.
All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.
If I must be faithful to someone or something, I have, first of all, have to be faithful to myself.
She was doing it because she had nothing to lose, because her life was one of constant, day to day frustration.
Because I don't live in either my past or my future.I'm interested only in the present"."
He had to choose beween something he had been accustomed to and something he wanted to have.
In the long run, what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own Personal Legends.
Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
When you make a decision, you are really diving in a strong current that will bring you to places you never dreamed of when you first made that decision
Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant.
Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.
She didn't quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.
And the person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.
If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. At first, it's unpleasant and demotivating, but in time you come to realise that it's part of the process of feeling good, and the moment arrives when, if you don't feel pain, you have a sense that the exercises aren't having the desired effect.
She wasn't a victim of fate, she was running her own risks, pushing beyond her own limits, experiencing things which, one day, in the silence of her heart, in the tedium of old age, she would remember almost with nostalgia - however absurd that might seem.
Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny
He hadn't a cent in his pocket, but he had faith !
Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we are no longer able to free ourselves from the bitterness and it stays with us for the rest of our lives.
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.
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