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Two Thoughts (19 - 25 March)
Sunday 19 March
Two thoughts from Jean Cocteau:
“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? ”
“Statues to great men are made of the stones thrown at them in their lifetime.”
Monday 20 March
Two thoughts from George Leonard:
“The best way to describe your total creative capacity is to say that for all practical purposes it is infinite.”
“Indecision leads to inaction, which leads to low energy, depression, despair.”
Tuesday 21 March
Two thoughts from Mark Forsyth:
“Poetry is much more important than the truth, and, if you don't believe that, try using the two methods to get laid.”
“If you look back far enough, everything is stolen and every country invaded.”
Wednesday 22 March
Two thoughts from Karen Armstrong:
"We are addicted to our egotism, our likes and dislikes and prejudices, and depend upon them for our own sense of identity."
"When you feel compassion, you dethrone yourself from the centre of the world."
Thursday 23 March
Two thoughts from Baltasar Gracián:
“There's no greater absurdity than taking everything seriously.”
“Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.”
Friday 24 March
Two thoughts from Neil Gaiman:
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doing Something.”
Saturday 25 March
Two thoughts from Isabel Paterson:
"The power to do things for people is also the power to do things to people."
"Freedom is dangerous. Possibly crawling on all fours might be safer than standing upright, but we like the view better up there."
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