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Ian Fleming

I am a poet in deeds — not often in words.
Ian Fleming

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Charles Bukowski

I wanted the whole world or nothing.
Charles Bukowski

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V.S. Naipaul

The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.
V.S. Naipaul

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Nicole Krauss

When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything?
Nicole Krauss

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Dorothea Mackellar

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
Dorothea Mackellar

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Chico Xavier

Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.
Chico Xavier

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Giacomo Leopardi

The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one’s own knowledge is not to overstep them.
Giacomo Leopardi

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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Edward Gibbon

We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win.
Edward Gibbon

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Lev Grossman

If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.
Lev Grossman

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