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"The laws of our being are such that we must perform some degree of use in the world, whether we intend it, or not; but we can deprive ourselves of its indwelling joy, by acting entirely from the love of self."

Lydia Maria Child, Letters From New York, 2nd series (1845)

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"The only true art is art that raises questions and implicates people."

Holly Hughes, Sphinxes Without Secrets (1990)

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"… love lay like a mirage through the golden gates of sex."

Doris Lessing, Children of Violence: A Proper Marriage (1954)

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"The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for."

Liv Ullmann, Changing (1976)

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"If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn’t be so anxious."

Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook (1966)

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"For every man with a baseball story — a memory of a moment at the plate or in the field — there is a woman with a couldn’t-play-baseball story."

Mariah Burton Nelson, Are We Winning Yet?: How Women Are Changing Sports and Sports Are Changing Women (1991)

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"Now I see that the journey was never meant to lead to some new and improved version of me; that it has always been about coming home to who I already am. It is about learning to dance along the edge between what I know and all that is unknowable. … Learning how to be at ease in the shadows of uncertainty and trusting the path to reveal itself."

Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment (2013)

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"I think of all the choices I never knew. And those I let be made for me — to please, from fear, for love. Where did they disappear to, those choices that I never made? They are all part of who I am. They are the legacy I leave behind, they are the finished portrait of myself I cannot change."

Liv Ullmann, Choices (1984)

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