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The Sun Magazine

Quotations

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Sport is where an entire life can be compressed into a few hours, where the emotions of a lifetime can be felt on an acre or two of ground, where a person can suffer and die and rise again on six miles of trails through a New York City park. Sport is a theater where sinner can turn saint and a common man become an uncommon hero, where the past and future can fuse with the present. Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.

George A. Sheehan

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The void is the creatrix, the matrix. It is not mere hollowness and anarchy. But in women it has been identified with lovelessness, barrenness, sterility. We have been urged to fill our “emptiness” with children. We are not supposed to go down into the darkness of the core.

Adrienne Rich

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Anna was saying to herself: why do I always have this awful need to make other people see things as I do? It’s childish, why should they? What it amounts to is that I’m scared of being alone in what I feel.

Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

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The political campaign won’t tire me, for I have an advantage. I can be myself.

John F. Kennedy

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The ancients said: “The hanged man cannot cut himself down.” But in due time Nature is stronger than all his ropes and bonds. It was always so. Where is the reason to be discouraged?

Chuang Tzu

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If you try to look but you don’t touch
Then you won’t touch
And you’ll never feel
And if you don’t feel
You’ll never cry
And if you don’t cry
Then you’ll never heal.

Harry Chapin