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Quotations

Sunbeams

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

J. Krishnamurti

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I have twenty-one pages, unusable, unprintable, destructive of the book as my mind still partly sees it, contradictory of character and inconsistent in tone. But I am undoubtedly started.

Janet Burroway

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Will is the means by which we overcome the problems that life or genes have handed us. Without it, there is no true character.

Jacob Needleman

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Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

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The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.”

Shirley Chisholm

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They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.

Emily Dickinson

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If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

Will Cuppy

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All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.

Marshall Rosenberg

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I am an invisible man. . . . I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids — and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.

Ralph Ellison

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