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Miguel de Cervantes

And as the wicked are always ungrateful, and necessity leads to evil doing, and immediate advantage overcomes all considerations of the future, Ginés, who was neither grateful nor well-principled, made up his mind to steal Sancho Panza’s ass. ― Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote. Published by Francisco de Robles 1605 (Part One),  1615 (Part Two). … Continue reading Miguel de Cervantes

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J. R. R. Tolkien

How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back. —  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Directed by Peter Jackson and based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. (Del Rey July 12, 1986) Originally published October 20th 1955.… Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien

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Boris Pasterna

Don’t be upset. Don’t listen to me. I only meant that I am jealous of a dark, unconscious element, something irrational, unfathomable. I am jealous of your toilet articles, of the drops of sweat on your skin, of the germs in the air you breathe which could get into your blood and poison you. And… Continue reading Boris Pasterna

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William Carlos Williams

      we sit and talk I wish to be with you abed, we two as if the bed were the bed of a stream —I have much to say to you       We sit and talk, quietly, with long lapses of silence and I am aware of the stream that has no language, coursing beneath the quiet… Continue reading William Carlos Williams

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Patrick Rothfuss

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself… Continue reading Patrick Rothfuss

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