Perhaps All Pleasure Is Only Relief


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Say No More

There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul.

– José N. Harris

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Untrammeled

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.
– Iris Apfel

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Fear and Anxiety

It’s often said that a traumatic experience early in life marks a person forever, pulls her out of line, saying, “Stay there. Don’t move.

– Jeffrey Eugenides
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Sense Of Belonging

“What happens to a Black girl who is too anxious to ever feel like magic?”

– Jae Nichelle
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A P A T H I S C H

I don’t know,
If livin’ is worth the time,
So sometimes I just don’t

– Robin Thicke
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Serendipity

It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”
– Lois McMaster Bujold
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Serenity

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
– Buddha
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V E R V E

The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
-Yves Saint Laurent
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The Room Is As We Left It

“A grotesque of the present, upon the patterns of the past . . .”
-Marion Strobel

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