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Monthly Archives: January 2012

On harsh realities of life

It’s one (better) thing to be brought face-to-face with life’s harsh realities, e.g., money rules the day. It’s worse, in the scope of daily living, to start life racked with the anxiety of these (as of yet hypothetical) realities, so as to be brought closer to experiencing them – through the resultant compromised understanding (and [...]

It’s not enough

Intention is not enough… Passion is not enough… Hard work is not enough… Dedication is not enough… Love is not enough.

Graham Greene on (another kind of) love

It’s a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved, when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love. -Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, pg. 70

Proust on love

Infatuation Considering his disease with as much discernment as if he had inoculated himself with it in order to study it, he told himself that when he had recovered his health what Odette might be doing would leave him indifferent. But, from within his morbid state, in truth he feared death itself no more than [...]

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