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You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents – the rest you let float by

Author: David Wroblewski, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life happiness accident chance deepquote 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in success life perception parents age youth mom growingup dad 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in life spirit fate people death 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

It might have seemed ridiculous to anyone watching, this white-haired maintenance worker, all alone, making like an airplane. But the running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in loneliness age youth growingup 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Had he known his death was imminent, he might have gone somewhere else. Instead, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in life world fate death routine 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it

Author: Candace Bushnell, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in men independence fire gender smart 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world

Author: Don DeLillo, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book world words comfort 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

You can either become hardened by all that happens to you or softened.  Choose the second.  Every time.

Author: Emery Allen, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in destiny optimism choice fate 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness.  If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.

Author: Edith Wharton, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in happiness comfort irony miserable 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in success strength effort dedication 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

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