Two Thoughts (21 - 27 January)
Sunday, 21 January
Two thoughts from Solange Knowles
"The only way to succeed is to not worry about what anyone else is doing."
“I have to learn how to say no a lot. Life is too short for anything else.”
Monday, 22 January
Two thoughts from China Miéville
"We live in a world still structured by dualisms that aren’t functional."
"When you throw everything up in the air anything becomes possible."
Tuesday, 23 January
Two thoughts from Lois Lowry
"He who cannot be trusted with a choice cannot be trusted with a life."
"Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none."
Wednesday, 24 January
Two thoughts from Orson Scott Card
"There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world."
"Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be."
Thursday, 25 January
Two thoughts from Peter Watts
"We're not thinking machines, we're feeling machines that happen to think."
"Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes."
Friday, 26 January
Two thoughts from Lev Shestov
"The man who has known pure joy, if only for a moment... is the only man for whom affliction is something devastating."
"To be is to be in uncertainty."
Saturday, 27 January
Two thoughts from Hakuin Ekaku
"Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away."
"One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield."
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