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"It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the pale new growth on an evergreen, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the colour of our kids’ eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking."
Anna Quindlen
— 1 month ago with 820 notes
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"I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that’s no reason to give up. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it."
Louis Sachar
— 7 months ago with 165 notes
#Louis Sachar  #Life  #Lit  #Quotes 
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
Louise Erdrich
— 9 months ago with 408 notes
#Louise Erdrich  #Life  #Quotes 
"I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned."
Harlan Ellison
— 11 months ago with 111 notes
#Harlan Ellison  #Lit  #Quotes  #Life  #Pain  #Pleasure 
"Unexpected intrusions of beauty. That is what life is."
Saul Bellow
— 1 year ago with 69 notes
#quotes  #Saul Bellow  #Life  #Beauty lit 
"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own — even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."
Katherine Anne Porter
— 1 year ago with 54 notes
#quotes  #Katherine Anne Porter  #Beauty  #Life  #Lit 
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next."
 Gilda Radner
— 1 year ago with 774 notes
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