“Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?”
“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”
“Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.”
“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.
No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.
Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.
Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?
I don't know.”
“When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.”
“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.”
“No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it”
“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or--such is the pleasure they experience--they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.”
“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”
“I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”
“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
“I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I'm a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.”
“Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.”
“Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.”
“Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.
Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meetings are waiting for us, but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.”
“All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.”
“I’ve met a man and fallen in love with him. I allowed myself to fall in love for one simple reason: I’m not expecting anything to come of it. I know that, in three months’ time, I’ll be far away and he’ll be just a memory, but I couldn’t stand living without love any longer; I had reached my limit…
Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meeting are waiting for us, but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes directions.”
“Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.”
“Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.”
“but something always went wrong, and the relationship would end precisely at the moment when she was sure that this was the person with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. After a long time, she came to the conclusion that men brought only pain, frustration, suffering and a sense of time dragging.”
“I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body.”
“...and that, in the end, the most interesting people always leave.”
“اما اليوم , فأنا مقتنعة بأن لا أحد يفقد أحدآ , لانه لا أحد يفقد أحدآ , لانه لا أحد يمتلك أحدآ . هذه هى التجربة الحقيقة للحرية”
“In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.”
“الحب ليس فى الأخر . أنه موجود داخلنا , ونحن من نوقظه من غفوته . لكننا , ولكي نوقظه , نحتاج الى الأخر . ليس للكون من معنى لحين يكون لدينا أحد يشاطرنا انفعالاتنا”
“The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.”
“Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.”
“Sometimes life is very mean: a person can spend days, weeks, months and years without feeling new. Then, when a door opens - a positive avalanche pours in. One moment, you have nothing, the next, you have more than you can cope with.”
“Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.”
“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
“Forget Ryan,' Heidi said dismissively. 'He's a tool.'
'I thought you liked him!'
'I did--until I saw how little convincing he needed from me to cheat on you. And then I realized, Ryan Dano is a tool.”
“One of the best wedding gfts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, “Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like!” —Gary and Betsy Ricucci”
“Lo único libre son los precios. En nuestras tierras, Adam Smith necesita a Mussolini. Libertad de inversiones, libertad de precios, libertad de cambios: cuanto más libres andan los negocios, más presa está la gente. La prosperidad de pocos maldice a todos los demás. ¿Quién conoce una riqueza que sea inocente? En tiempos de crisis, ¿no se vuelven conservadores los liberales, y fascistas los conservadores? ¿Al servicio de quiénes cumplen su tarea los asesinos de personas y países? Orlando”
“The artist is the closest man comes to being God.”
“The kids sit about sipping at their coffees and waiting for it to happen. It isn’t going to happen.”
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