A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what's real and what's not and most of us have been going along with it ever since.
As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
By enlarging your knowledge of things, you will find your knowledge of self is enlarged.
Compromise is necessary... so long as you never give up who you are. That isn't compromise; that's spiritual death. You have to remain true to yourself.
Everybody makes the same mistake. Fortune-telling doesn't reveal the future; it mirrors the present.
I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.
I've always believed the lies we use to make our fictions reveal the truth with far more honesty than any history or herstory or life story.
If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.
If you're not ready to die, then how can you live?
It may sound trite, but using the weapons of the enemy, no matter how good one's intentions, makes one the enemy.
It's good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there's more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun.
It's not the work or the personality of the founder of a religion that's important, but what its followers do with what they learn...
It's the questions we ask, the journey we take to get to where we are going that is more important than the actual answer.
Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend.
One cannot seek to uphold honor in a being that has none.
Only fools think they're wise; the rest of us just muddle through as we can.
Our time's the most precious thing we've got to offer folks, and the worst thing a body can do is to take it away from us.
Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.
That's the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.
The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
The real problem is, people think life is a ladder, and it's really a wheel.
The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can actually trick yourself into feeling better.
There are people who take the heart out of you, and there are people who put it back.
When all's said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it's not so much which road you take, as how you take it.
When you're invisible, no one can see that you're different.
Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?
Wisdom never comes to those who believe they have nothing left to learn.
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