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Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.

William Martin

I want you to remember that it wouldn't have made any difference to me. It's never made any difference to me when it came to you. I’d still pick you. I’ll always pick you.

Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight

It will be a great day when you accomplish nothing and still believe you’re worth something.

Jon Acuff

Constraint inspired creativity. Blank spaces are difficult to fill, but the smallest prompt can send us in fantastic new directions”.

Biz Stone

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Maya Angelou

I wish you were here, but you're not here, you're there. And there doesn't know how lucky it is.

Author Unknown

Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

'In a kinder world,' he whispered, 'one I promise you I've seen, men and women flirt and dance and love with only the fear of what it would mean without the other in their lives.'

Melina Marchetta, Froi of The Exiles

I did make a conscious decision, a long time ago, to choose time over money... I suppose it’s possible I’ll lie on my deathbed regretting that I didn’t work harder and say everything I had to say, but I think what I’ll really wish is that I could have one more beer with Chris, another long talk with Megan, one last good hard laugh with Boyd. Life is too short to be busy.

Tim Kreider
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