Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut

Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning … Anyone can start over and make a new ending. – Chico Xavier

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. – Haruki Murakami

The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you. – Peter Shaffer

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. – Santosh Kalwar

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Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. That’s not stupidity or weakness, that’s just human nature. – Max Brooks

Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right. – Sherrilyn Kenyon

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. – Thomas Mann

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. – Deepak Chopra

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. – Rosa Luxemburg

She was like a drowning person, flailing, reaching for anything that might save her. Her life was an urgent, desperate struggle to justify her life. – Jonathan Safran Foer

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And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. – Haruki Murakami

Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you. – Thisuri Wanniarachchi

There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while. – Nick Hornby

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Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. … I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. – Theodore Roosevelt

Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be. – Arthur Golden

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved. –  C. JoyBell C.

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