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A fire can be any shape it wants to be. It's free. So it can look like anything at all, depending on what's inside the person looking at it. If you get this deep, quiet kind of feeling when you look at a fire, that's because it's showing you the deep, quiet kind of feeling you have inside yourself...


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Every day I go to my study and sit at my desk and put the computer on. At that moment, I have to ope...
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Languages are like games. You learn the rules for one, and they all work the same way. Like women.
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I shouted into the phone, but there was no reply. Silence floated up from the receiver like smoke fr...
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A person's last moments are an important thing. You can't choose how you're born but you can choose ...
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Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.
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You have to dream intentionally. Most people dream a dream when they are asleep. But to be a writer,...
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Si no quieres acabar en un manicomio, abre tu corazon y abandonate al curso natural de la vida
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It’s precisely because of the pain, the we can get the feeling, through this process, of really be...
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There had to be something wrong with my life. I should have been born a Yugoslavian shepherd who loo...
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No matter how long you stand there examining yourself naked before a mirror, you'll never see reflec...
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A giant octopus living way down deep at the bottom of the ocean. It has this tremendously powerful l...
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Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That...
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The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but ...
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There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
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I began running on an everyday basis after I became a writer. As being a writer requires sitting at ...
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As long as I stared at the clock, at least the world remained in motion. Not a very consequential wo...
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He wasn't normally conscious of it, but there was one part of his body that was extremely sensitive,...
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Nah, I shook my head, things that come out of nowhere go back to nowhere, that’s all.

W...
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Artists are those who can evade the verbose.
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As I see it, you are living with something that you keep hidden deep inside. Something heavy. I felt...
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In a sense, I'm the one who ruined me: I did it myself.
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Find me now. Before someone else does.
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Life is not like water. Things in life don't necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.
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I never trust people with no appetite. It's like they're always holding something back on you.
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The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like openi...
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If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language.
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Count your blessings
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When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe...
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I look up at the sky, wondering if I'll catch a glimpse of kindness there, but I don't. All I see ar...
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Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.
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If I'm going to merely ramble, maybe I should just snuggle under the warm covers, think of Miu, and ...
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I never could stand being forced to do something I didn't want to do at a time I didn't want to do i...
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Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
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It's like a kid standing at the window watching the rain.
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A friend to kill time is a friend sublime.
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In dreams you don't need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don't exist...
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He was going to die soon, you knew when you saw those eyes. There was no sign of life in his flesh, ...
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After all this, I won't start to hate you.
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Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful...
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I closed my eyes and listened carefully for the descendants of Sputnik, even now circling the earth,...
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Understanding is but the sum of misunderstandings.
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في حياة كل شخص نقطة لا عودة
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In dreams begins responsiblities.
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What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of cour...
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A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.
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Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can'...
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ارقص.. يجب أن ترقص.. مادامت الموسيقى تعزف، يجب أن ترقص، ل...
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When there's nothing to do, you do nothing slowly and intently.
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Mediocrity's like a spot on a shirt—it never comes off.
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Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets...
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And as the years have passed, the time has grown longer. The sad truth is that what I could recall i...
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El corazón de las personas es como un pozo muy profundo. Nadie sabe lo que hay en el fondo. Sólo p...
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In ancient times, people weren't just male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female...
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No one noticed that I had changed- that I had given up sleep entirely, that I was spending all my ti...
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I could go on like this forever, but would I ever find a place that was meant for me? Like, for exam...
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On the flip side of everything we think we absolutely have pegged lurks an equal amount of the unkno...
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Está empezando un nuevo día. Quizá sea un día como los demás, o quizá sea un día relevante qu...
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He felt as if his heart had dried up. I needed her he thought. I needed someone like her to fill the...
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Image is everything. You don’t spare any expense to create the right image. And word of mouth is c...
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The world’s crawling with stupid, innocent girls, and I’m just one of them, self-consciously cha...
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In other words, let's face it: Life is basically unfair. But even in a situation that's unfair, I th...
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I learned there were lots of realities in the world.
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They were each like a mirror for the other, reflecting the changes in themselves.
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It's true though: time moves in its own special way in the middle of the night," the bartender says,...
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It's easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you clean up the shit.
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Life is long, and sometimes cruel. Sometimes victims are needed. Someone has to take on that role. A...
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Listen up—there’s no war that will end all wars,’ Crow tells me. ‘War breeds war. Lapping up...
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I thought about the screws and their happiness. Maybe they were glad to be free of the eggbeater, to...
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One other thing I learned from working in a company was that the majority of people in the world hav...
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If you need me, use me.
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I was thirty-seven then, strapped in my seat as the huge 747 plunged through dense cloud cover on ap...
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Just remember, life is a box of cookies. You know how they’ve got these cookie assortments, and yo...
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Every once in a while she'll get worked up and cry like that. But that's ok. She's letting her feeli...
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In any case, I wrote, I've decided to make myself strong. As far as I can tell, that's all I can do.
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No two human beings are alike; it's a question of identity. And what is identity? The cognitive syst...
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