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Language is behind our reasoning, our principles, our decisions, our choices, and our lifepaths. We think in language. Words formulate and bring into a concrete shape our perceptions, feelings, intentions, desires and practically everything about us. Words are the building material of our own identity and inner self. There are “truths” that help us explain the things around us, provide the ground for our actions and become the base of our behaviour. These could be parents’ advice, friends’ suggestions, some fictitious character’s opinion, a song’s line, the Holy Scriptures’ verse - often pretty short and concise phrases that become rocks or cornerstones we build our lives on, sometimes and perhaps without actually being aware of it.

I like words. I’ve been attached to them since my teenage years. I still remember quite vividly the sermon of one young preacher that visited our small local church when I was about 14. I was sitting in the congregation, listening. I couldn’t believe that an ordinary talk could be so powerful. Simple words were formed into sentences and the sentences conjured up images and brought about some profound meaning to me. It had a clear sense. It was simple and yet really powerful. It was a little magic that made me believe in the power of words. This is why I like to listen. I notice what words people choose, what is really behind them and what they are trying to say. This is why I write words down.

Here is the page with some of the quotes and saying I find interesting, thought-provoking, challenging, encouraging and worth reading again.

Hands, are the most honest part of the human body
I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic.
The same feeling of not belonging, of futility, wherever I go
Everything touches me — I see too much, I hear too much
If you see beauty in something, don’t wait for others to agree.
Birds know themselves not to be at the center of anything
Don’t let your struggle become your identity
The people you love become ghosts inside of you
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless
When you can’t control what’s happening
You're a dream. Like everything else
The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger
When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.
"Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something
She had always wanted words, she loved them
Consider that you can see less than 1%
Scattered through the ordinary world there are books
He reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer
Close your eyes & imagine the best version of you possible
Whatever we call reality, it is revealed to us only through
We are meant to discover our authentic nature
We are dying from overthinking
Don't ask anyone not to leave
The meaning of life is just to be alive
I learned not to trust people; I learned not to believe
Slow dance barefoot with me in the kitchen
How many faces, how many bodies can you recognize
I believe that suffering is part of the narrative
Ultimately what you do is secondary
We will meet again in another life in another world
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth
We’re neither pure; nor wise; nor good
We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us
Why do people love us?
It’s hard to wake from a nightmare
But here’s a little secret for you: no one is ever the same
This being human is a guest house
I think some people are just inexplicably bonded
I know now, after fifty years, that the finding/losing
Wherever you go, you meet part of your story
She was fascinated with words.
I realize the dust we return to is not the same dust
We are, as a species, addicted to story
Only a boring man will always want things to match
In a certain sense the past is far more real
Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be
Life has no meaning.
The meaning of life is just to be alive.
I guess my life hasn’t always been happy, or easy
You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again
Every next level of your life will demand a different version
"I’m not open with many people
There is knowing
How odd, I sometimes feel that a “shadow-self”
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions
One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.
We survived. You and I. And those who survive have a duty
I have given away my whole soul to someone who
Owning our story can be hard
Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains
Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary
All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you
I’ve always liked quiet people
Your strength is just an accident owed
The key to a happy life is to accept you are never in control
I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps
Real love is always chaotic
We waste so much energy trying to cover up
For those who believe in God
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live
I can get my head turned by a good-looking
Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful
Every person is more than just themselves
Everybody has experienced the defeat
Words do not express thoughts very well
Don’t worry when I fight with you, worry when I stop
Do not expect people to tell you the truth
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them
No one is you and that is your power.
I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human
Water does not resist. Water flows.
Inside every person you know, there’s a person
I think there is a certain age, for women
I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done
Maybe, we knew each other before we met
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…
She was saying goodbye and she didn’t even know it
Happiness moves quickly, sadness crawls
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard
Sometimes you don’t need a goal in life
Only in the agonies of parting do we look into the depths
Confusion is a gift from God
It is sad that some people aren’t waiting for their happy
It’s a funny thing about the modern world
Do not stand at my grave and weep
The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once
What you are going through today
We have hands; we can stand on them if we want to
For everything you have missed, you have gained something
Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful
Everything in the world is about sex except sex
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain
I don’t know where I’m going from here
The truth is, we’re all some kind of haunted
Everything in the universe has a rhythm
I like weird people… The black sheep
Sometimes the dreams that come true
When a child is punished for their honesty, they begin to lie
Faces are the most interesting things we see
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles
Owning your story is the bravest thing you will ever do
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life
I talk to God but the sky is empty
She was free in her wildness
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer
Have you ever noticed how we often live on the surface
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody
Its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times
It's what you choose to believe that makes you the person
You don’t need to have your name written in the text
I am not interested in anything that doesn’t have
I have a special skill of feeling too much
… it becomes clear that I am not one and simple
Beyond the beauty of the external forms
Know that you can start late, look different
That’s why I’m talking to you
Something in me wants more
Do you love me enough
Before you can live a part of you has to die
Some people survive and talk about it
The mind, once stretched by a new idea
I’m not interested in how people move
There are thoughts which are prayers
You don’t remember what happened
If you can’t beat fear, just do it scared.
The soul is silent.
A million years after the birth of our sun
She had always wanted words
If you can promise me anything
You know you can change the story
You carry the fragrance of everything I have ever loved
For your hair was full of roses, and my flesh was full of thorns
The earth is not just for the clever and the strong
If you try to change it, you will ruin it
She felt everything others felt
Become the sky!
When spring came, even the false spring
Our existence is but a brief crack of light
Do it or don’t do it — you will regret both
When I'm really into a novel
When I talk to you I am happy
Touch me, remind me who I am
Some people read palms to tell your future
Never underestimate the pain of a person
Above all, don’t lie to yourself
And you make jokes
What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine
Twice I have lived forever in a smile
We attract to ourselves what we hold inside.
Where are you?" he asked.
She did not need much, wanted very little
If you love beauty, it’s because beauty lives within you
Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath
I have always loved the gaps
You just do it. You force yourself to get up
Forget everything. You’re asleep
Don’t judge each other. We all have our own shit
Until you make the unconscious conscious
In order to understand, I destroyed myself.
The only way that we can live, is if we grow
Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
The loneliest moment in someone’s life
There are some things you don’t learn about yourself
I am one of the searchers
Sometimes we figure things out
Your eyes tell a story that nobody wanted to listen to
Who fixes broken people?
You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave
If they don’t know you personally
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow
People don't change. They just find new ways to lie
You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing
Of course I’ll hurt you, of course you’ll hurt me
All happy families are alike
But feelings can’t be ignored
In my dream I apologize to everyone I meet
I can be changed by what happens to me.
The past has no power over the present moment
You don't need a weatherman to know
Focus attention on the feeling inside you
She died in my arms
No woman wants an abortion
"Dreaming of the person you want to be
The universe doesn’t care about us
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Worry is a terrible waste of the imagination
The truth is rarely pure and never simple
Any fool can know. The point is to understand
You need to learn how to select your thoughts
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading
There's nothing worse than waiting
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe
Time doesn't heal anything...
Often, it’s not about becoming a new person
There is no greater agony
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge
Like all magnificent things
When his life was ruined, his family killed
Just because I liked something at one point in time
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it?
Do the best you can. Then when you know better, do better.
The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person
Time was passing like a hand waving from a train
Whatever the problem, be part of the solution
If you remember me, then I don't care if
I think if I've learned anything about friendship
If you have reasons to love someone
I didn't want to wake up
It's not the face, but the expressions on it
Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong
If I had my life to live over again
Hell is empty and all the devils are here
All endings are also beginnings
You do not have to be good
There are some things you learn best in calm
I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering
Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out
We are all alone, born alone, die alone
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song
What's the matter with her?
Hello babies. Welcome to Earth.
This is an important lesson to remember
I can wait in silence no longer, but I’m afraid
I have always, essentially, been waiting
Be not the slave of your own past
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that
You have to be unique, and different, and shine
Never be bullied into silence
And once the storm is over
Life is but a dream for the dead
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you
Children see magic because they look for it
You talk when you cease to be at peace
Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace
Everybody has a secret world inside of them
Sometimes people are beautiful
In each of us lie good and bad
All negativity is caused by an accumulation
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance
Chance or accident is not responsible for the things
I've never met a strong person
He has achieved success who has lived well
I believe in a personal god who cares about me
I would like to be the air that inhibits you
Sometimes when I look at you
But if we used our best judgement and listened to our hearts
Look at the sky: that is for you
Learn to love solitude, to be more alone with yourselves
If all cosmos were the same distance apart
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses
I am attracted to the idea of your lips exploring my body
You know the world is going crazy
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet
It’s messing people up, this social pressure
And if your daughter came to you
I beg you, to have patience with everything
I cannot think of any need in childhood
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand
What you think of me is none of my business
I've been making a list of the things they don't teach
The best advice I ever got about love
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying
make a radical change in your lifestyle
You don't need to have your name
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
You can see and observe all these
Take your time getting dressed this morning
What is art?
A star falls from the sky and into your hands
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact
[T]his readiness to assume the guilt for the threats
My life didn't please me, so I created my life
Without music, life would be a mistake
I may not have gone where I intended to go
Love meant jumping off a cliff
Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The difference between sex and love
There are only two ways to live your life
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference
The most beautiful people we have known
You only live once, but if you do it right
I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing
I was the dandelion amongst roses
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor
Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear
We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us
I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold
Only once in your life, I truly believe
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss
The only person you are destined to become
Observe the wonders as they occur around you
But we have to understand that happiness
Everything is determined, the beginning
One day, you realize that there are some people
I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates
All the atoms of our bodies will be blown into
This is how I see it. As an artist it is my responsibility
If all insects on Earth disappeared
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones
Give up the notion that you must be sure
Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her
I keep remembering — I keep remembering
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are
People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality
who are you really?
Because the fact of the matter is
I still love the people I’ve loved
... you have examined my heart and know everything
Sometimes we have thoughts
I like to eat truly, drink truly, kiss truly
I don’t know what it is but I don’t find myself vibing
You can love someone so much...
Do not ask your children
What you call yourself, what others call you
Wasn't that the definition of home?
The sense of identity requires the existence
You have to die a few times before
Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful
Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think
I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current
You were so beautiful that everyone wanted a piece of you
People fall in love without reason
My desires in a relationship have changed over time
You are the books you read, the films you watch
We believe hands can tell you a lot about a person

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