- Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
One is then often at a loss to know the first step to take. It is more promising in scientific work to attack whatever is immediately before one and offers an opportunity for research. If one does so really thoroughly and without prejudice or preconception, and if one has luck, then, since everything is related to everything, including small things to great, one may gain access even from such unpretentious work to a study of the great problems.
- Blood Demands Blood - Spartacus
I have done this thing because it is just. Blood demands blood. We have lived and lost at the whims of our masters for too long. I would not have it so. I would not have the passing of a brother, for the purpose of sport. I know not all of you wish this, but it is done. It is done. Your lives are your own. Forge your own path, or join with us, and together we will see Rome tremble!
It is hard to imagine a world without forgiveness. Without forgiveness, life would be unbearable. Without forgiveness, our lives are chained, forced to carry the sufferings of the past and repeat them with no release.
My sister is pregnant, and I couldn't be happier. I'm going to be an aunt! Who wouldn't be happy for their sister? I love her very much, and she loves me. I know she'll be a great mother!
- Death - Nyx Avatar
Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope. Yet, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed... Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death awaits you.
Chandra waved heartily after the shuttle as it zoomed off into the sky. If she squinted her eyes, she could still see the little pink figure waving back through the glass. She'd always imagined what it would be like, watching the town and its people grow smaller and smaller as she flew towards Idyll, upwards in the sky.
- Six of Crows
For now they were safe. But despite the rattle of the wagon's wheels, Inej could tell Kaz's breathing had gotten worse - shallow, rapid pants like an animal caught in a trap. It was a sound she'd never thought to hear from him. It was because she was listening so closely that she knew the exact moment when Kaz Brekker, Dirtyhands, the bastard of the Barrel and the deadliest boy in Ketterdam, fainted.
- Cave Johnson - Portal 2
Just a heads-up: That coffee we gave you earlier had fluorescent calcium in it so we can track the neuronal activity in your brain. There's a slight chance the calcium could harden and vitrify your frontal lobe. Anyway, don't stress yourself thinking about it. I'm serious. Visualizing the scenario while under stress actually triggers the reaction.
Tracee Ellis Ross
I need to see my own beauty and continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.
A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It's also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.
I would say laughter is the best medicine. But it's more than that. It's an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids. Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche and then applies an antibiotic cream. You gotta keep it away from your eyes.
- The Black King
I am convinced that some malevolent being is attempting to wrest control of my thoughts away from me. Voices direct me to horrendous acts, and there are times when I seem unable to control my body. Lazarus knows; this is certain. He looks at me strangely when he thinks me otherwise disposed.
- Cultivating Love Part One
We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them - we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
- On Vulnerabilities
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy-the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
- Peace of Mind
"Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger." -Dalai Lama.
- Obesity is a Symptom of Poverty
This is what people don't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It's because kids - and this is the problem with school lunch right now - are getting sugar, fat, empty calories - lots of calories - but no nutrition.
- The Tenant at Wildfell Hall
As for me, I was hungry, and contented myself with silently demolishing the tea, ham, and toast, while my mother and sister went on talking, and continued to discuss the apparent or non-apparent circumstances, and probable or improbable history of the mysterious lady; but I must confess that, after my brother's misadventure, I once or twice raised the cup to my lips, and put it down again without daring to taste the contents, lest I should injure my dignity by a similar explosion.
I love Vampires. Only because they are misunderstood and their concept is misconstrued and misinterpreted. First of all they are not "immortal." Immortality means that they would live forever, when their lives are only prolonged for example.
Why do people think angels are so good? Have they not heard of Death Angels? The Fallen? Satan was a pure angel yet he's evil. Why are angels seen as a help. What if your Guardian Angel is fighting another angel that's there to sabotage your life? Just a thought.
- The Alchemist
What's the world's greatest lie?" the boy asked, completely surprised. "It is this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie.