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The higher you aim, the higher you reach

Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.

—    Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)

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This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.

—    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via womanbythesea)

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It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

—    Rabindranath Tagore (via lazyyogi)