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I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.

Juliette Binoche Quotes

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In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.

Michel Foucault Quotes

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Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.

Antonia S. Byatt Quotes

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Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.

E. M. Cioran Quotes

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Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Jacques Barzun Quotes

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Never frown...even when you're sad you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile.

Anonymous Quotes

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All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.

Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

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The trouble you can get into, just cause you want 5, 000 bucks.

Duck Daffy Quotes

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The peace makers shall be called the children of God.

Bible Quotes

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Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen Quotes

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There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.

Jean Baudrillard Quotes

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When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?

Tony Campolo Quotes

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Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

Christian Nevell Bovee Quotes

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Sometimes it is a great joy just to listen to someone we love talking.

Vincent Mcnabb Quotes

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Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.

Susan Sontag Quotes

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Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill Quotes

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Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.

Samuel Beckett Quotes

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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas Quotes

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I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.

Pierre de Beaumarchais Quotes

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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

Karl Marx Quotes

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Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.

John Gay Quotes

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Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

George Eliot Quotes

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Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.

Germaine Greer Quotes

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When one is rising, standing, walking, doing something, stopping, one should constantly concentrate one's mind on the act and the doing of it, not one ones' relation to the act or its character or value... One should simply practice concentration of the mind on the act itself, understanding it to be an expedient means for attaining tranquility of mind, realization, insight, and wisdom.

Ashvaghosha Quotes

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