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Wit & Wisdom

Emily Dickinson; André Gide; Kathleen Norris

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”
Emily Dickinson, quoted in Refdesk.com

“A sheltered life can be a daring life as well.”
Eudora Welty, quoted in Southern Living

“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”
André Gide, quoted in Morningstar.com

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”
Gwyneth Paltrow, quoted in InStyle.com

“Life is easier to take than you’d think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.”
Poet/essayist Kathleen Norris, quoted in Forbes.com

“You can’t not have feelings about country clubs, whichever side you’re on.”
Writer/director Harold Ramis, quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald

“Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.”
Alain de Botton, quoted in TheAtlantic.com

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