Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.
("Life of Pi")
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Oncoming death is terrible enough, but worse still is oncoming death with time to spare, time in which all the happiness that was yours and all the happiness that might have been yours becomes clear to you. You see with utter lucidity all that you are losing.
Christianity is a religion in a rush.
It was as unbelievable as the moon catching fire.
The main battlefield of good is not the open ground of the publis arena, but the small clearing of each heart.
I've never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart. I still cannot understand how he could abandon me so unceremoniously, without any sort of goodbye, without looking back even once. The pain is like an axe that chops my heart.
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These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
People who think dying is the worst thing don't know a thing about life.
Sue Monk Kidd
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.