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Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it 'cause in the end it’s all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself.


Georgia O'Keeffe

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STEWART O'NAN
If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortio...
JOHN O'DONOHUE
It’s a hard thing to explain to somebody who hasn’t felt it, but the presence of death and dange...
TIM O'BRIEN
For Equilibrium, a Blessing:
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief ...
JOHN O'DONOHUE
Well, I'm not sure where this puts me, Sire. I mean, at least with the others I know what's expected...
AMIE O'BRIEN
you can tell a true war story if it embarrasses you. If you don't care for obscenity, you don't care...
TIM O'BRIEN
People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobo...
ERICA O'ROURKE
I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.
FRANK O'HARA
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source o...
P.J. O'ROURKE
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
P.J. O'ROURKE
Week before last I went to Wesleyan and read “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” After it I went to on...
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
I've always been a pretty good researcher," said Bronwyn modestly.
Oh, so that we sha...
DANIEL O'MALLEY
But my dear young lady," he said offering a cigarette, "who ever said I have a poor opinion of women...
FRANK O'CONNOR
The yellow commuter train ran through canal-crossed fields as dull as graph paper. Always one saw ev...
JOSEPH O'NEILL
The word "Yankee" itself, I was informed, came from that simplest of Dutch names - Jan.
JOSEPH O'NEILL
I was a coward. I went to the war.
TIM O'BRIEN
He wished he could've explained some of this. How he had been braver than he ever thought possible, ...
TIM O'BRIEN
And sometimes remembering will lead to a story, which makes it forever. That's what stories are for....
TIM O'BRIEN
I survived, but it's not a happy ending.
TIM O'BRIEN
A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of p...
TIM O'BRIEN
If you keep your eyes so fixed on heaven that you never look at the earth, you will stumble into hel...
AUSTIN O'MALLEY
There are some of us who have to pay for our faith every step of the way and who have to work out dr...
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
Satisfy your demand for reason but always remember that charity is beyond reason, and God can be kno...
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
It seemed to me that transhumanism was an expression of the profound human longing to transcend the ...
MARK O'CONNELL
Stay passed out, that's the right dope. There ain't any cool willow trees- except you grow your own ...
EUGENE O'NEILL
For most of her life she just expected things would work out, that people would be kind. Now she rec...
STEWART O'NAN
I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening...
TIM O'BRIEN
Compulsion is the death of friendship, joy.
PATRICK O'BRIAN
But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either my c...
PATRICK O'BRIAN
Humans, after all, weren’t actively hostile toward most of the species we’d made extinct over th...
MARK O'CONNELL
The perceived failings of leaders of other neutral or occupied European countries, including France,...
CLARE O'DEA
When I thought about my old friends Linus Lucas and Theo, I realized they were not really criminals ...
HEATHER O'NEILL
When you go home
Tell them of us, and say
For your tomorrow,
We gave our today.
PATRICK O'DONNELL
They had far more in common than either realised. One was born Catholic, the other Protestant. One w...
JOSEPH O'CONNOR
The city was a puzzle box built of symbols, a confusion of old and new, armored cars and donkeys in ...
STEWART O'NAN
Grace changes us and change is painful".
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
That belief in Christ is to some a matter of life and death has been a stumbling block for readers w...
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
JOAN O'BRIEN
The Bible was the only book he read. He didn't read it often but when he did he wore his mother's gl...
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
I can smell the sin on your breath.
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
It began to drizzle rain and he turned on the windshield wipers; they made a great clatter like two ...
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
Her name was Maude and she drank whisky all day from a fruit jar under the counter.
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
There are more gifts in who you are than there are in who you think you want to be.
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
PEGGY O'MARA
I suppose if we gain anything from this unsought experience it will be an appreciation for honesty- ...
TIM O'BRIEN
Whatever it may bring, I will live by my own policies, I will sleep with a clear conscience, I will ...
SINEAD O'CONNOR
…he wanted to sleep inside her lungs and breathe her blood and be smothered. He wanted her to be a...
TIM O'BRIEN
But the thing about remembering is that you don't forget. You take your material where you find it, ...
TIM O'BRIEN
If Mr. Fantastic and Professor X had a baby, there would be tons of questions, but also it would be ...
DANIEL O'BRIEN
the search for meaning is really the search for the lost chord. When the lost chord is discovered by...
JOHN O'DONOHUE
I’d begun to think of the Immortality Bus as the Entropy Bus, and of ourselves as trundling across...
MARK O'CONNELL
Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew. From west and beyond west, into the wind and ...
PAT O'SHEA
Experience has taught me that what you love, you should love all the harder because someday it will ...
RONAN O'BRIEN