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...how things could be and how they would be instead and said, proud of how they could be, believing in how they could be, even if they never were, ďBon.† Nous ferons notre petit possible,Ē and hung up.

Author: Ernest Hemingway, Source: For Whom the Bell TollsSaved by l1nds4y in possibility deepquote whatcouldbe 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Donít ever kid yourself about loving some one.† It is just that most people are not lucky enough ever to have it.† You never had it before and now you have it.† What you have with Maria, whether it lasts just through today and a part of tomorrow, or whether it lasts for a long life is the most important thing that can happen to a human being.† There will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it.† But I tell you it is true and that you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow

Author: Ernest Hemingway, Source: For Whom the Bell TollsSaved by l1nds4y in love men luck people 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

At either of those places you felt that you were taking part in a crusade.† That was the only word for it although it was a word that had been so worn and abused that it no longer gave its true meaning.† You felt, in spite of all bureaucracy and inefficiency and part strife, something that was like the feeling you expected to have and did not have when you made your first communion.† It was a feeling of consecration to a duty toward all of the oppressed of the world which would be as difficult and embarrassing to speak about as religious experience and yet it was authentic as the feeling you had when you heard Bach, or stood in Chartres Cathedral or the Cathedral at Leon and saw the light coming through the great windows; or when you saw Mantegna and Greco and Brueghel in the Prado.† It gave you a part in something that you could believe in wholly and completely and in which you felt an absolute brotherhood with the others who were engaged in it.† It was something that you had never known before but that you had experienced now and you gave such importance to it and the reasons for it that your own death seemed of complete unimportance; only a thing to be avoided because it would interfere with the performance of your duty.† But the best thing was that there was something you could do about this feeling and this necessity too.† You could fight.

Author: Ernest Hemingway, Source: For Whom the Bell TollsSaved by l1nds4y in religion fight war death helpless 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

There is nothing else than now.† There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow.† How old must you be before you know that?† There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion...And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life.† A good life is not measured by any biblical spam

Author: Ernest Hemingway, Source: For Whom the Bell TollsSaved by l1nds4y in life present future time past age 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

You go along your whole life and they seem as though they mean something and they always end up not meaning anything.† There was never any of what this is.† You think that is one thing that you will never have.

Author: Ernest Hemingway, Source: For Whom the Bell TollsSaved by l1nds4y in life meaning people 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

And if there is not any such thing as a long time, nor the rest of your lives, nor from now on, but there is only now, why then now is the thing to praise and I am very happy with it...Now, it has a funny sound to be a whole world and your life

Author: Ernest Hemingway, Source: For Whom the Bell TollsSaved by l1nds4y in life happiness present time 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

A mind lively and at ease can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: EmmaSaved by l1nds4y in knowledge imagination 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person either marries or dies is sure of being kindly spoken of.

Author: Jane Austen, Source: EmmaSaved by l1nds4y in men humannature motto 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

It is very unfair to judge of anybodyís conduct without an intimate knowledge of their situation

Author: Jane Austen, Source: EmmaSaved by l1nds4y in judge people unfair 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Follow your inner moonlight; donít hide the madness.

Author: Allen Ginsberg, Source: Looking Glass WarsSaved by l1nds4y in insanity trueself 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

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