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Your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together
I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” Lisa Kleypas, Blue Eyed Devil...

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You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future...

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It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds
You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away...

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I am the happiest man in the world and here’s why
I am the happiest man in the world and here's why: I walk down a street and I see a woman, not tall but well-proportioned, very dark-haired, very neat in her dress, wearing a dark skirt with deep pleats that swing with the rhythm of her rather quick steps; her stockings, of dark color, are carefully, impeccably smooth; her face is not smiling, this woman walks down the street without trying to please, as if she were unconscious of what she represented: a good carnal image of woman, a physical image, more than a sexy image, a sexual image. --Francois Truffaut, "Is Truffaut the Happiest Man on Earth? Yes," 1970...

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Who is not yet for sale?
A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet "for sale", who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his "normal" contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living...

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Bad handwriting sometimes leads to new ideas
A man told me once that all the bad people Were needed. Maybe not all, but your fingernails You need; they are really claws, and we know Claws. The sharks what about them? They make other fish swim faster. The hard-faced men In black coats who chase you for hours In dreams that’s the only way to get you To the shore. Sometimes those hard women Who abandon you get you to say, “You.” A lazy part of us is like a tumbleweed. It doesn’t move on its own. Sometimes it takes A lot of Depression to get tumbleweeds moving. Then they blow across three or four States. This man told me that things work together. Bad handwriting sometimes leads to new ideas; And a careless god who refuses to let people...

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We can only escape from the world by outgrowing the world
Julia Björkeheim Beatriz Palacios Foxtall Studio Jinhee Moon Julien Vallon KAZA Concrete Kerstin zu Pan Tamara Maynes We can only escape from the world by outgrowing the world. Death may take man out of the world but only wisdom can take the world out of the man. As long as the human being is obsessed […]...

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you change the tribe and the tribe changes you
We are the sum of all people we have ever met; you change the tribe and the tribe changes you....

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Go on, say what you want. Whatever it is, say it to yourself
We all spend so much time not saying what we want, because we know we can't have it. And because it sounds ungracious, or ungrateful, or disloyal, or childish, or banal. Or because we're so desperate to pretend that things are OK, really, that confessing to ourselves they're not looks like a bad move. Go on, say what you want. ... Whatever it is, say it to yourself. The truth will set you free. Either that or it'll get you a punch in the nose. Surviving in whatever life you're living means lying, and lying corrodes the soul, so take a break from the lies for just one minute....

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The tears would all go to the same place
In bed that night I invented a special drain that would be underneath every pillow in New York, and would connect to the reservoir. Whenever people cried themselves to sleep, the tears would all go to the same place, and in the morning the weatherman could report if the water level of the Reservoir of Tears had gone up or down, and you could know if New York is in heavy boots....

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Why can’t men communicate? Why do women communicate so well?
It was called evolutionary biology. Under its sway, the sexes were separated again, men into hunters and women into gatherers. Nurture no longer formed us; nature did. Impulses of hominids dating from 20,000 B.C. were still controlling us. And so today on television and in magazines you get the current simplifications. Why can't men communicate? (Because they had to be quiet on the hunt.) Why do women communicate so well? (Because they had to call out to one another where the fruits and berries were.) Why can men never find things around the house? (Because they have a narrow field of vision, useful in tracking prey.) Why can women find things so easily? (Because in protecting the nest they were used to scannin...

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Dawn comes after night, and spring after winter
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ...

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We think that negative emotions are produced by circumstances
CÈLINE Spring 2015 Èvelie Mouila Lee Broom Maticevski SS2015 Matthieu Bourel Touch of Venus Phoebe Stephens and Annette Stephens Riley Snelling photography Rosie Assoulin ss15   Silvae _ This is one of the worst illusions we have. We think that negative emotions are produced by circumstances, whereas all negative emotions are in us, inside us. […]...

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What made us think that anyone who fails to love us is damaged?
Now, how did that happen? What was it about this unlovable century that convinced us we were, despite everything, eminently lovable as a people, as a species? What made us think that anyone who fails to love us is damaged, lacking, malfunctioning in some way? And particularly if they replace us with a god, or a weeping madonna, or the face of Christ in a ciabatta roll then we call them crazy. Deluded. Regressive. ...

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The positive effect and the intensity when it hits
As a matter of fact, your happiness depends far more on the number of instances of positive feelings, what psychologists call "positive effect", then on their intensity when they hit. In other words, good news is good news first. How good matters rather little. So to have a pleasant life you should spread those small effects across time as evenly as possible. Plenty of mildly good news is preferable to one single lump of great news. The same is property in reverse applies to our unhappiness. It is better to lump all your pain into a brief period, rather than have it spread out over a long time. ...

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And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams
For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him!...

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Only in vacuum lay the truly essential . Vacuum is all potent because all containing
The reality of a room, for instance, was to be found in the vacant space enclosed by the roof and the walls, not in the roof and walls themselves. The usefulness of a water pitcher dwelt in the emptiness where water might be put, not in the form of the pitcher or the material of which it was made. Vacuum is all potent because all containing. In vacuum alone motion becomes possible. ...

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We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks
We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas....

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A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl...

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That’s why I love you and yet not why. There are so many reasons, and yet so few
That's why I love you and yet not why. There are so many reasons, and yet so few, for love has to be so, involving and general, particular and terrifying, joyful and grieving, flowering like the stars, and measureless as a kiss....

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This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival
This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor... Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond....

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Photographs as Memento Mori
All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt....

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I sit and say the world is so, And wise is s/he who lets it go
When I was young and bold and strong, The right was right, the wrong was wrong....

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Until you find the link that completes your very soul
When you're missing a piece of yourself, aching, gut wrenching emptiness begins to take over. Until you find the link that completes your very soul, the feeling will never go away. Most people find a way to fill this void, material possessions, a string of relationships, affairs, food...I bear my soul, with words, for all to see....

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They don’t care if they lose it; they’ll just make another one
Lobke Leijser Chanel Haute couture photo Ola Rindal Styling Hiroyuki Kubo Guerlain ISSEY MIYAKE   Michael van der ham Necklace by Vic Mason René Magritte   “Children make up the best songs, anyway. Better than grown-ups. Kids are always working on songs and throwing them away, like little origami things or paper airplanes. They don’t […]...

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Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live...

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You don’t think about modes of perception when you are in the middle of your first kiss
You don't think about the law of cause and effect or about modes of perception when you are in the middle of your first kiss...

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Certain stars are lemon-yellow others pink
And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky...

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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together....

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How can you study geometry and not believe in a god?
A god of perfect points and planes, surrounded by angels and angles of all different degrees...

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Perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you
Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. ...

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He nourishes himself from this fusion
Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman's womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty....

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Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less....

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Your love Should never be offered to the mouth of a Stranger
In one well You have just a few precious cups of water, That "love" is literally something of yourself, It can grow as slow as a diamond If it is lost....

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Layers and layers of secrets
People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them....

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A hidden treasure of which one can always be certain
There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it....

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And I am the centre that exists only because the geometry of the abyss demands it
And I, I myself, am the centre that exists only because the geometry of the abyss demands it; I am the nothing around which all this spins, I exist so that it can spin, I am a centre that exists only because every circle has one. I, I myself, am the well in which the walls have fallen away to leave only viscous slime. I am the centre of everything surrounded by the great nothing....

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What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up
There's nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don't live up until their death. They don't honor their own...

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Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you
You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness!...

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Sadness isn’t sadness. It’s happiness in a black jacket
“Sadness isn't sadness. It's happiness in a black jacket. Tears are not tears. They're balls of laughter dipped in salt. Death is not death. It's life that's jumped off a tall cliff.”...

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Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance when you’re perfectly free
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”...

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Those who see the changes dream
It isn't a circle--it is simply a long line--as in geometry, you know, one that reaches into infinity. And because we cannot see the end--we also cannot see how it changes. And it is very odd by those who see the changes--who dream, who will not give up--are called idealists...and those who see only the circle we call them the "realists...

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A true soul mate is like a mirror
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave....

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Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”...

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They grow attached to their masks
It's true, we're locked in an image, an act and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are....

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Behind words are other things: Books and cats
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are....

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It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want
It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want, the thing we desired before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we shall still desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work. While we are, this is. If we lose this, we lose all...

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The geometry of judgment
The geometry of judgment is a circle. Hate is a snake that turns to consume itself from the tail, a circle that diminishes to a point, then to nothing. Pride is such a snake, and envy, and greed. Love, however, is a hoop, a wheel, that rolls on forever. We are rescued by those whom we have rescued. The saved become the saviors of their saviors....

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I do not love you as if you were salt-rose
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this...

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Landscapes
The point is that you are like a cloud: something that persists over long periods, simultaneously being in flux. Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you. Whatever you are, therefore, you are not the stuff of which you are made.” ...

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A theme in The Age of Gold
There is such a place as fairyland but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it...

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Random Findings . White Nights And Other Stories
For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else....

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Random Findings . Made up of layers
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations....

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Random Findings . An idea of boundary
For seven generations there had been nothing in the world more important than that wall. Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on.”...

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Random Findings . Get out and glow
Shine, shine, shine tonight It's time to let it show Burn bright, light the fire That leads the way to hope The Maker of the stars lives in our soul We have His light, what are we waiting for Get out and glow.” Moriah Peters...

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Random Findings . A ring was the accepted sign of infinity
A ring was the accepted sign of infinity, eternity. If her own life was that carefully described pencil line, she knew it all at once that the two ends were drawing close together. I have come full circle, she told herself, and wondered what had happened to all the years. It was a question, which from time to time, caused her some anxiety and left her fretting with a dreadful sense of waste. But now, it seemed, the question had become irrelevant, and so the answer, whatever it was, was no longer of any importance....

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Random Findings . Rainbow and layers
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends. Aberjhani ...

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Lipstick Jungle . Into the deep
Pictures most of the time, can convey more emotions than the words usually do. These photos represent a bridge to a parallel universe where only imagination finds place. In the latest months, nonstop drops of wisdom came from words found on the web, it’s the new trend, everyone is trying to inspire their own followers with advices and social media. On Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook, talking through boards became the new way of sharing pearls of wisdom.Famous quotes from famous people: writers, scientists, fashion designers, you can find even verses from Bible if you are a trustful fellow of Pinterest. Some cards recall simple teaching sometimes too predictable, other times so powerful that can softly change ...

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Lipstick Jungle . Maidens and crows
Wim Wenders and Yohji Yamamoto Below is another overview of selected photos we chose by our FB findings. xx...

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Lipstick Jungle . Curious Findings
 
Lipstick Jungle . Sometimes words are just enough
Two years ago, the social media fb, has decided to cancel our fb page, after that, we lost our entire collection of photos as well as our 2000 fans. The fans have reached again the amount we had before in our new page and in order not to lose some of the best pictures found on the web, I decided from time to time to make a post with the best collection. Following some choices of quotes and words found on the net, sometimes words are just enough. Morethanlove...

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