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Not Sentimental

“I’m not sentimental–I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
is that the sentimental person thinks things will last–the romantic
person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

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The Truth Will Set You Free

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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The Way

“Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither.”
― W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

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Grief and High Delight

“And I can’t be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
― J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

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Dreams May Then Arise

“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë, Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters

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Turned to Dust

“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know–because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

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By Moonlight

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

-Oscar Wilde

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Live Frugally on Surprise

“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.”

-Alice Walker

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The Power to Forgive

“He couldn’t even tell whether he was angry or contrite, whether it was forgiveness he wanted or the power to forgive.”
― Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

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The Great Puzzle

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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