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To die, to sleep --
To sleep, perchance to dream, ay there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause; there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.


William Shakespeare

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awake, then die
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Cabel rolls over, pretending to sleep.
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In Flanders fiel...
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Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty ...
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I try to coun...
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And sleep you fast for aye;
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aft...
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no food,
come down off t...
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And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In...
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Haven't laughed this hard in a long time,
I better stop now before I start crying.
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Sleep until you waken
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Instead go to sleep snuggled in love.
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Sleep!

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if that's what it takes
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of being No-one's sleep under so many
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...
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Only to close these eyes
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In the curtains…
Breath ...
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Not even the unive...
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Adam po...
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Goodnight baby, sleep in peace. After you kill that bitch!"

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<...
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I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I...
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And now you're mine. Rest with your dream in my dream.
Love and pain ...
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(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
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The Son of God perishes that we may not perish.

He rises that we may rise.

Tha...
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My mother tells me
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When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.

JALAL AD-DIN RUMI
When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.

Pr...
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For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon...
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you must be able
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to love what is morta...
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More than being human, we need peace and love.

More than being strong and capable, we nee...
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This is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.
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of differe...
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Give us a story
Narrate all the places
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Give us a...
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...and when we die
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I cry, I cry alone
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I am...
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when we were kids
laying around the lawn
on our
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We cannot sleep, and drop by drop at the heart
the...
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Theres no way to be successful
in music and be debauched.
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Nick."
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There was a pause....
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He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, ...
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Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
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And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a...
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Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English.
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Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
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Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green.
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I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind.
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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feed...
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We burn daylight.
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How comes it, that thou art then estranged from thyself?
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The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam o...
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I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyr...
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How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
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A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
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Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.
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If wishes would prevail with me, my purpose should not fail with me.
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Winter, which, being full of care, makes summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare.
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Lady you bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
And there is such ...
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In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
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If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
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I hate ingratitude more in a man
than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,
or any taint o...
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If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed w...
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Love all, but trust a few.
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Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.
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A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
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It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. The Tempest
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The play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
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To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue.
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Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books.
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Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond...
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How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
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Though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage I may not prove inferior to yourself.
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While you live tell truth and shame the devil.
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Truth will come to light ... at the length, the truth will out.
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But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, ...
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The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
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The sands are number'd that make up my life.
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Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment.
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Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reaso...
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Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!
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The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
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There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and ...
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He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
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Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, ...
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O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, ...
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All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and ...
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Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
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For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love ...
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When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
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Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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Friends, Romans countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
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Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere ...
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Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.
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If you can look into the seeds of time And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak...
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Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love:
Therefo...
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