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” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart,

and never forget,

that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man,

all human wisdom is contained in these two words,

‘Wait and Hope.”

[ Alexandre Dumas ]

83 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“In the world of the dreamer there was solitude:

all the exaltations and joys came in the moment of preparation for living.

They took place in solitude.

 

But with action came anxiety,

and the sense of insuperable effort made to match the dream,

 

and with it came weariness,

discouragement,

and the flight into solitude again.

 

And then in solitude,

in the opium den of remembrance,

the possibility of pleasure again.”

[ Anaïs Nin ]

41 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”

[ Hans Christian AndersenThe Little Mermaid ]

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“What do you fear, lady?” [Aragorn] asked.

“A cage, “[Éowyn] said.

“To stay behind bars,

until use and old age accept them,

and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

[ J.R.R. Tolkien Lord Of The RingsThe Return Of The King ]