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Tarjei Vesaas

Words can cause trouble like large rocks in one’s path.Wrong: Words can clear the largest rocks out of the way.Wrong again: Words can turn into dark chasms unbridgeable for a whole lifetime.We know very little about the power and the destructiveness of words. —Tarjei Vesaas, from The Boat in the Evening (Peter Owen Publishers, 2003)

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Tarjei Vesaas,

The heart is split in two, irresolute between its desires. Yet the boat has to advance … night or day are merely shifting veils to be traversed. Advance with fierce courage. Not for the sake of men. For the sake of insoluble riddles. In utter secrecy the heart is split in two. —Tarjei Vesaas, The… Continue reading Tarjei Vesaas,

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David Wroblewski

Just when normal life felt almost possible—when the world held some kind of order, meaning, even loveliness (the prismatic spray of light through an icicle; the stillness of a sunrise), some small thing would go awry and the veil of optimism was torn away, the barren world revealed. They learned, somehow, to wait those times… Continue reading David Wroblewski

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Benjamin Mee

You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it. ― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo (Weinstein Books; 1st edition, September 9, 2008)

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