Uplifting and Helpful Quotes

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  1. troy2000
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    And by the way, Happy New Year to all...
     
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    Happy New Year to you too Troy, and to all others . . :cool:



    -- the Celtic New Year festival is from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1 --
     
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    I'd forgotten that saying.

    I first coined it because, though I'd written many times hoping to build bridges to wisdom, far too often I'd just written walls'o'text. Some things just take too long to say if you're not already preaching to the choir.

    Heh ... "Some things just take too long to say if you're not already preaching to the choir."

    Does that qualify for a helpful quote?
     
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    'Only two colours are acceptable for painting a boat: white and black. And only a fool would paint one black.'
    Nathanael Greene Herreshoff
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    singer, songwriter, poet, novelist Leonard Cohen in the song Anthem from the 1992 studio album The Future

    ‘‘ There is a crack, a crack in everything That's how the light gets in ’’



    keep the water out . . :eek:
     
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    "The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave."
    Thomas Jefferson
     
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    when I am when I am frustrated, or feel that I am banging my head against the wall, or have a difficult decision to make, I find this quotation very helpful. It comes from William Least Heat Moon's extraordinary account of his journey across the US from East to West by boat. In River Horse, when he meets a difficulty or an obstacle, he finds wisdom in the native American phrase "Proceed as the way opens." I'm at a point in my life where there are some big changes and decisions to be made and and I'm finding this helpful right now.
     
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    Care to share? Unload some of those difficult choices? Not offering advice, just a patient ear. Send a private message if you don't want to air in public.

    Helpful quote, "I'm here."
     
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    That's very kind, Yobarnacle. I'll send you a pm. Nothing to worry about - just a bunch of life decisions suddenly apon me really. Some perspective would definitely be helpful!
     
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    I'm here.
     

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    I also.
     
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