Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Laurence
Leonard Cohen, Fleet Foxes, Hiss Golden Messenger
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
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You need to let go of all your expectations. You should only being thinking about how to have fun on the date with the other person. If you don't have fun, start looking for another person. That is IT.
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