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Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.
 – Henry David Thoreau

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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh- at yourself. 
Ethel Barrymore

If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. 
Marie Osmond

When anybody laughs, he has no mind, no thought, no problem, no suffering. 
Sri H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji)

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“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction

that human beings are not born once and for all

on the day their mothers give birth to them,

but that life obliges them over and over again

to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel García Márquez

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“Do not be too moral.

You may cheat yourself out of much life so.

Aim above morality.

Be not simply good,

be good for something.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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“Humor is something that thrives between man’s aspirations and his limitations.

There is more logic in humor than in anything else.

Because, you see, humor is truth.”

– Victor Borge

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Words of the Week

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.'” Jim Jarmusch

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Words of the Week

“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangibles, ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

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