“My kind of a day is when I wake up and walk in this peaceful awareness, When I can perceive beautiful aromas coming in from the window, When there is a beautiful fragrance like the one of incense.”
“The external world is passing in time. The spirit is beyond time. The trouble is that we can’t see internal things as easily as we can see the external.”
“It’s in our own interests to look at eternity. Looking at eternity brings us back to ourselves, makes us face ourselves—and what do we see? We see something mortal, we see our ideas, we see our thoughts, we see our attitudes, we see what we want, what we remember—all of this is in time. All of this is going to be taken away; it’s going to vanish, that’s inevitable.”
“The planets, the stars, everything has an end, and so we’re asking is there something beyond time, something beyond the physical world, something that we can’t see, we can’t perceive with the five senses?”
“If you’re thinking that you’ll just dabble in these things, then you’ll never really understand them—you’ll never really penetrate into the mysteries of life and death. To do this requires full attention upon the goal. It requires one’s whole life, one’s whole existence to be put toward it, sincerely, fully, wholly.”
“Poverty is a relatively mild disease for even a very flimsy American soul, but uselessness will kill strong and weak souls alike, and kill every time.”
“Of course many bars in Manhasset, like bars everywhere, were nasty places, full of pickled people marinating in regret.”
“Bu tuhaf bir histi; kendinizi suçlu hissediyor olmanız, yaşananlardan pişman olacağınız anlamına gelmiyordu.”
“Don’t we all have to fill voids in our lives with something?”
“As Annwyl turned away, Keirran rose swiftly, not touching her but very close. "I'm not afraid of exile," he said quietly, and the Summer girl closed her eyes. "And I don't care what the courts say. My own parents defied those laws, and look where they are now." His hand rose, gently brushing her braid, causing several butterflies to flit skyward. "I would do the same for you, if you just gave me the chance-”
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