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“Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential.

 

One has only so much time in this world,

so devote it to the work and the people most important to you,

to those you love and things that matter.

 

One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn’t really like,

or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.”

 

[ Louis L’Amour Ride the River ]

156 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“Fairness, does not govern life and death.

If it did, no good person would ever die young.”

 

[ Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven ]

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“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

[ Henry Winkler ]

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:

“What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

 

[ C. S. Lewis ]

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“A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid.

 

Give me a choice and I’ll take A Midsummer Night’s Dream over Hamlet every time.

 

Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down,

 

but it takes a genius to make people laugh.”

 

[ Stephen King ]

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“The reason that ‘guru’ is such a popular word is because ‘charlatan’ is so hard to spell.”

[ William J. BernsteinThe Investor’s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between ]

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“Every one of us is called upon, perhaps many times, to start a new life.

A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job… .

And onward full-tilt we go,

pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute,

driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore.

To be hopeful,

to embrace one possibility after another-that is surely the basic instinct… .

Crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris.

Time to take this life for what it is.”

[ Barbara KingsolverHightide In Tucson: Essays From Now Or Never ]