I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I'm a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.
PAIN was no longer a cause of suffering, but a source of pleasure, Because they were redeeming humanity from its sins. Pain becomes joy, the meaning of life, pleasure..
All things are manifestations of one thing only.
Everything on Earth is being continuously transformed.
If you concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens...Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.
Love will never separate a man from his personal legend
The boy reached through to the Soul of the World, and saw that it was part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.
We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
I start to think that I'm losing the love I have without having yet won the love I hope to win.
You are what you believe yourself to be.
Je gl?cklicher die Menschen sein k÷nnen, desto ungl?cklicher werden sie.
What is I? It's what you are, not what others make of you.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
And she already has her treasure: it's you.
From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her kisses on the wind hoping that the wind would touch the boy's face, and would tell him that she was alive.
If you don't want to believe me, you don't have to do anything about it.
Maybe these desert birds could explain to him the meaning of love without ownership.
The boy told himself that, on the way toward realizing his own destiny, he had learned all he needed to know, and had experienced everything he might have dreamed of.
We have to be prepared for change.
I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies
You have understood what all great painters understand: in order to forget the rules, you must know them and respect them.
LIVE. If you live, god will live with you. If you refuse to run his risks, he'll retreat to that distant heaven and be merely a subject for philosophical speculation.
Whenever a new situation presented itself, you had to remain cool and distant
I love you', though, were three words she had often heard during her twenty-two years, and it seemed to her that they were now completely devoid of meaning, because they had never turned into anything serious or deep, never translated into a lasting relationship.
Read. Forget everything you've been told about books and read.
And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.
God has a prepared path for us to follow. We just have to read the omens he has left for us.
If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being
We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands.
If theater is ritual, then dance is too... It's as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.
A lot of people think something is right, and so that thing becomes right.
Man struggles to survive, not to succumb
You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?
I need to write about love. I need to think and think and write about love-otherwise, my soul won't survive.
She thinks about the other prostitutes who work with her. She thinks about her mother and her friends. They all believe that man feels desire for only eleven minutes a day, and that they'll pay a fortune for it. That's not true; a man is also a woman; he wants to find someone, to give meaning to his life.
Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.
God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered.
I'm afraid that if my dream is realized, I'll have no reason to go on living.
No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.
When each day is the same as the nest it's because people fail to reconize the good things that happen in thier lives everyday the sunrises,
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.
As she had been walking from the ward to that room, she had felt such pure hatred that now she had no more rancor left in her heart. She had finally allowed her negative feelings to surface, feelings that had been repressed for years in her soul. She had actually FELT them, and they were no longer necessary, they could leave.
Many people don't allow themselves to love...because there are a lot of things at risk a lot of future and a lot of past.
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.
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