Friday, February 13, 2009

Our life is made up of time.

"I never knew life could be like that. So great, and so terrible at the same time. Triumph came, but so did the tears and it left me thinking that possibly you can't have both at the same time; and maybe that's okay because it's life, and that's how it goes. It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think."
--Jean de la Bruyere

"If you live in each other's pockets long enough, you're related."
--Jodi Picoult, The Pact: A Love Story

"Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning."
--Sylvia Plath, 'The Bell Jar'

"Our life is made up of time; our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. We grab a few quick minutes in our busy day to have a coffee break. We rush back to our desks, we watch the clock, we live by appointments. And yet your time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could. In other words, if you could change anything, would you?"
--Cecelia Ahern, 'Love, Rosie'

"In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry, I cry and when you hurt, I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life."
--Nicholas Sparks, 'The Notebook'

"Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work's important, family's important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You're cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what's coming."
--Nicholas Sparks, 'Three Weeks with My Brother'

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