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THIS EDITION: story

Quoted In The Grove:
We cannot think without language, we cannot process experience without story.
~Christina Baldwin

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.
~Sue Monk Kidd

For the story — from Rumpelstiltskin to War and Peace — is one of the basic tools invented by the mind of man, for the purpose of gaining understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
~Ursula K Le Guin

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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.
~Lewis Hine

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Exercise Prompt for Next Time: curiosity

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Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.
~Don Miguel Ruiz

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
~James M Barrie

Live your life as if you are writing your biography.
~Keshia Chante

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An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
~Herbert Samuel

Autobiography: the supreme impertinence of offering a shattered mirror for impervious truth.
~author unknown

My life has been such a blur since I was 18, 19 years old. I haven’t even had time to contemplate my own life. By forcing yourself to write your life story you learn a great deal about yourself.
~Grant Achatz

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Despite the natural belittling of one’s self, the doubts, the insecurities, we have to wake up to the realisation that we all write our own autobiography, we are the authors of our life story. Realising that, write a good story with your life and make sure to write yourself as the protagonist. Be the hero of your journey.
~Yossi Ghinsberg

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
~Mary McCarthy

Everyone’s the hero in their own story. You’ve lived your life. You’re the good guy of your life, the protagonist of your own movie. Everyone knows that they have more in them to offer than they sometimes show.
~Sami Zayn

If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.
~Kendrick Lamar

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It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that’s a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?
~Idris Elba

No one knows the three-dimensional story of who I am. Or anyone is.
~Henry Golding

If you don’t know your full-throttle history, the whole story of how you came to where you are, it’s kind of hard to put things together.
~Nipsey Hussle

Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’
~Maya Angelou

Stories give color to black and white information.
~Todd Stocker

Storytelling sticks in the mind because it attaches emotions to events, and that’s the way we remember things. If you don’t tell stories, no one will remember what you say.
~Nick Morgan

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.
~Robert McKee

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I like ambiguity because you may be the villain in someone else’s story and the hero in your own, and I think very often, African-American characters are either one thing or the other. You shouldn’t have to be perfectly good or perfectly bad. You don’t even have to be magical.
~Chadwick Boseman

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You don’t just have a story ‒ you’re a story in the making, and you never know what the next chapter’s going to be. That’s what makes it exciting.
~Dan Millman

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
~Arnold H Glasow

There are 30,000 days in your life. When I was 24, I realized I’m almost 9,000 days down. There are no warm-ups, no practice rounds, no reset buttons. Your biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s getting too comfortable. Every day, we’re writing a few more words of a story. I wanted my story to be an adventure and that’s made all the difference.
~Drew Houston

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There’s a finite amount of time on this planet for each of us. Sometimes, the only way we figure out how to deal with that reality ‒ knowing that there will be an end to every story, and you don’t know how many chapters are left in your book ‒ is by living in denial.
~Eddie Vedder

I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.
~Kurt Cobain (death, self-inflicted by shotgun)

As long as there’s breath in our lungs our story is still being written.
~Bart Millard

Your life story is a gift, and it should be treated as such.
~Emily V Gordon

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I’m writing my story so that others might see fragments of themselves.
~Lena Waithe

I had hoped when my life was chronicled, it would be an inspirational story.
~Om Puri

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay, but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other men’s lives.
~Pericles

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The same way that you are the main character of your story, you are only a secondary character in everybody else’s story.
~Don Miguel Ruiz

I’m a minor player in my own life story.
~Tony Wilson

Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories.
~George R R Martin

Everybody is a hero in their own story if you just look.
~Maeve Binchy

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I’m a very private person. My life story isn’t for everybody.
~Barry Bonds

I just use my life story as a kind of device on which to hang comic observations. It’s not my interest or instinct to tell the world anything pertinent about myself or my family.
~Bill Bryson

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Everybody has their own story ‒ it’s who you are. If I wasn’t five-foot, I wouldn’t be who I am!
~Sabrina Carpenter

We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story.
~Maxine Kumin

I used to think, ‘How can I write my life story? I’m still living it.’
~Frank Serpico

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
~Neil Gaiman

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Posted From The Grove

When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.
~Edmund Pendleton

If you only hear one side of the story, at some point, you have to question who the writer is.
~Clint Smith

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.
~Walter Cronkite

Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
~Margaret Thatcher

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History is the story of events, with praise or blame.
~Cotton Mather

History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
~C S Lewis

History’s like a story in a way: it depends on who’s telling it.
~Dorothy Salisbury Davis

News is the first draft of history.
~Ben Bradlee

News is history shot on the wing.
~Gene Fowler

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
~Matthew Arnold

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
~Cyril Connolly

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As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
~James McBride

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
~Arthur Miller

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In the real world, the right thing never happens in the right place and the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to make it appear that it has.
~Mark Twain

When there are two conflicting versions of the story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.
~M P Singh

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If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
~Hillary Clinton

LIFE Magazine’ decided to do a story about a young actress in Hollywood in 1954. And I made the cover. And I remember that the fellow who was doing the story on me said, ‘Listen, kid, I just want you to know, if Eisenhower gets a cold, you’re off the cover.’
~Rita Moreno

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.
~George Bernard Shaw

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Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
~Ben Hecht

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.
~Erwin Knoll

The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you.
~C E M Joad

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
~Norman Mailer

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
~Charles Baudelaire

The evening papers print what they do and get away with it because by afternoon the human mind is ruined anyhow.
~Christopher Morley

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
~James G Watt

No news is good news. No journalists is even better.
~Nicolas Bentley

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

When you have a problem, if you tell the truth, the problem becomes part of your past. If you lie, it becomes part of your future.
~Rick Pitino

There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.
~Doris Lessing

A story can sing the truth and not just tell it.
~Robert Barron

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~Leo Cookman: The Manufacture of Mystery (6 min. read) awkward at times, worth the investment

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~Jordan Halland: Story (3:40) visual essay

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~omozoc: STAND – stop motion woodworking (1:18) woodworking as butter carving, tickles the eye’s taste buds

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Money is the probably the most successful story ever told. It has no objective value… but then you have these master storytellers: the big bankers, the finance ministers… and they come, and they tell a very convincing story.
~Yuval Noah Harari

Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores ‒ these didn’t come out of nowhere.
~Paul Ryan

The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists.
~Eric Ries

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Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
~Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Storytelling has driven faith and religious practice, keeping them alive for millennia. Just as every hymn, icon, and stained-glass window in a church links to a story, brands have the potential to build holistic identities.
~Martin Lindstrom

Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business.
~Gary Vaynerchuk

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Starting a new job can be nerve-racking , but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.
~Adena Friedman

It’s about communication. It’s about honesty. It’s about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don’t try to give them half the story. You don’t try to hide the story. You treat them as ‒ as true equals, and you communicate and you communicate and communicate.
~Louis V Gerstner, Jr

I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it’s different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.
~Carlos Ghosn

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The story of Detroit’s bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat.
~Ben Shapiro

Everyone loves a comeback story, and everyone loves the underdog as well. I kind of feel like I’ve been the underdog. Hopefully that inspires people to not give up on themselves and their lives and not give up on their dreams.
~James Arthur

When you come back on top after you’ve fallen, it’s a better story.
~Freddie Freeman

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Ask anyone who’s successful how they got there, you’re going to hear a different story.
~Carol Burnett

Everyone has a different life story. Things happen rapidly for someone, and things move slowly for others.
~Barun Sobti

Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.
~Stephen Curry

‘The Sea Wolf’ is the story of a man who believes only in brute force. He is so firm in belief in his own ideas that he despises all who disagree with him. He preaches the doctrine of intolerance. He flaunts the notion that democracy is anything but weakness.
~Ida Lupino

I love the story behind the Vasa Museum: in the 17th century, the Swedish king was trying to make a statement by building a huge ship that would sail around Europe carrying the Swedish flag and proving that we were a force to be reckoned with, and basically, the ship was top-heavy, and so it went 300 or so yards and sank.
~Bill Skarsgard

I will not agree to go to war in the Donbass. I know there are a lot of hotheads, especially those who hold rallies and say, ‘Let’s go fight and win it all back!’ But at what price? What is the cost? It’s another story of lives and land. And I won’t do it.
~Volodymyr Zelensky

When you are interviewing refugees, each person you talk to has a different story that could come from a horror movie. So many people talk about seeing their families get murdered before their eyes. Then I go to Central Park, and people are talking about their third divorce and paying tuition.
~Brandon Stanton

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
~Elie Wiesel

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The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts…
~George Lucas

All the people who fought for freedom were my heroes. I mean, that was the sort of story I liked reading… freedom struggles and so on.
~Indira Gandhi

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Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.
~Tim O’Brien

I love that idea that if you know someone’s story, it’s impossible not to love them. This is potentially hokey but incredibly true, as far as I’m concerned.
~Andrew Garfield

Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it’s accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another’s eyes or heart.
~Sue Monk Kidd

Good storytelling is humanity’s great connector, and it just might keep the world from eating itself.
~James Genn

Storytelling is a vaccine against war.
~Annette Simmons

The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.
~Paulo Coelho

Storytelling is fine as long as you can encourage people to act on the stories.
~Karen Armstrong

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Storytelling has always been at the heart of being human because it serves some of our most basic needs: passing along our traditions, confessing failings, healing wounds, engendering hope, strengthening our sense of community.
~Parker J Palmer

Storytelling is ultimately the only way that we know besides song, dance, painting, and music to share with our tribesmen what it means to be human, express the indefinable feelings that unite humankind.
~Kilroy J Oldster

Storytelling creates a healing serum. The thematic unguent of our personal story represents a fusion of the ineffable truths that each of us must discover within ourselves.
~Kilroy J Oldster

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Storytelling may be what most distinguishes social movements from interest groups.
~Marshall Ganz

Each of us has been designed for one of two immortal functions, as either a storyteller or as a cross-legged listener to tales of wonder, love, and daring. When we cease to tell or listen, then we no longer exist as a people.
~Bryce Courtenay

Those who tell the stories rule the world.
~author unknown

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The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
~Ben Okri

Every story needs an element of suspense ‒ or it’s lousy.
~Sydney Pollack

If you have a beautiful story, it has to have conflict. If you don’t have conflict, it can’t be a good story.
~Donald Miller

There’s no story if there isn’t some conflict. The memorable things are usually not how pulled together everybody is. I think everybody feels lonely and trapped sometimes. I would think it’s more or less the norm.
~Wes Anderson

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Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
~Alfred Hitchcock

Whenever people ask me what the story is for my next film, I won’t tell and people feel it’s because I’m being secretive or something, but it’s actually because I’m ashamed to sum up a film in three sentences.
~Abbas Kiarostami

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For me the rehearsal period is the part I most enjoy. It’s the creating of the story.
~Damian Lewis

I’ll tell you what I miss most. What I would love to do, more than anything, is just anthologies. With an anthology you can tell any story and be in every division of television. We don’t have any anthologies anymore, do we?
~Aaron Spelling

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A really irritating thing when you’re watching a film is if somebody’s accent isn’t bang-on ‒ it distracts you from getting into the story because you’re thinking: ‘Where are they from?’
~Rachel Hurd-Wood

A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
~Desi Arnaz

The story as told in “The Odyssey” doesn’t hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.
~Margaret Atwood

It is the consistency of the information that matters for a good story, not its completeness. Indeed, you will often find that knowing little makes it easier to fit everything you know into a coherent pattern.
~Daniel Kahneman

The story-making process enables us to simplify complex information into the core essence of understanding.
~Y Gabriel

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I love taking prints, embroidery, appliques – precious things that seem to be from another time ‒ and using them to create a contemporary, new story.
~Alessandro Michele

I’ve always believed that clothing is a great way to tell your story.
~Carson Kressley

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Throughout my teenage years, I read ‘A Christmas Carol‘ by Charles Dickens every December. It was a story that never failed to excite me, for as well as being a Dickens enthusiast, I have always loved ghost stories.
~John Boyne

Cafe De Flore speaks of love, its joys, its pains and its dramas ‒ to love and to lose. This story upset me, I was upside-down, in the depths of myself.
~Vanessa Paradis

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
~Edward Robert B Lytton

When you think about archaeology, archaeology is the only field that allows us to tell the story of 99 percent of our history prior to 3,000 B.C. and writing.
~Sarah Parcak

Oral storytelling goes back so long ago, and those stories that were told orally were always layered and changed with time.
~Ashwin Sanghi

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The history of storytelling isn’t one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo.
~Therese Fowler

If you hear a statistic, you will make up a story to go with it, because our brains are organized on narrative. And you may very well make up a wrong story because you only have one fact, which is a statistic.
~Gloria Steinem

Storytelling is the distinctly human implement designed to synthesize our purposeful interaction with reality.
~Kilroy J Oldster

The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.
~Frank Zappa

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The history of the music industry is inevitably also the story of the development of technology. From the player piano to the vinyl disc, from reel-to-reel tape to the cassette, from the CD to the digital download, these formats and devices changed not only the way music was consumed, but the very way artists created it.
~Edgar Bronfman, Jr

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
~Steven Spielberg

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~British Short Film: The Darkest Blue (13:44) gone the way of Van Gogh

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~Omeleto: Re-Entry (9:15) death’s conversation with God ending with a twisty simple answer

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~Saim Sadiq: Nice Talking to You (18:55) in any language

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Maria: La Petite Fille De La Mer (6:00) story of charm incarnate, nary a word spoken

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A great book should leave you with many experiences. You live lives while reading it.
~William Styron

Master books, but do not let them master you. – Read to live, not live to read.
~Edward Robert B Lytton

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I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
~E M Forster

The story begins only when the book closes.
~Marshall McLuhan

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Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
~James Russell Lowell

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
~James Bryce

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
~Lin Yutang

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All of us learn to write by the second grade, then most of us go on to other things.
~Bobby Knight

The man who does not read good books is at no advantage over the man that can’t read them.
~Mark Twain

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
~Mortimer Adler

No, it’s not a very good story — its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
~Stephen King

I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.
~Kendrick Lamar

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The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.
~Naguib Mahfouz

We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
~Samuel Goldwyn

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The beauty of the horror genre is that you can smuggle in these harder stories, and the genre comes with certain demands, but mostly you need to find the catharsis in whatever story you’re telling. What may be seen as a deterrent for audiences in one genre suddenly becomes a virtue in another genre.
~Ari Aster

I didn’t go to the worlds of story to be reminded that on a dark road your anger and your cruelty pace just behind you, daring you to turn your head, unless you let them travel safely within you…
~Francis Spufford

Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: ‘He/she was born, lived, died.’ Probably that is the template of our stories – a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds.
~Doris Lessing

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
~Jean-Luc Godard

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People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
~Steven Spielberg

The end of a story must be stronger rather than weaker than the beginning, since it is the end which contains the denouement or culmination and which will leave the strongest impression upon the reader.
~H P Lovecraft

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Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story.
~Diane Paulus

I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,‘ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it like he do, I would sing it every night. I like the story it tells.
~B B King

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
~James Baldwin

Music helps me tell my story. That’s where I can really be heard. But there’s so much focus on the things that aren’t music.
~Rihanna

After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes.
~Stephen Sondheim

You might enter this story by the stage door.
~Munson Havens

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The goal of storytelling should be to make stories as ubiquitous as music.
~Malcolm Gladwell

When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you’re telling a story.
~Joshua Bell

A song ain’t nothin’ in the world but a story just wrote with music to it.
~Hank Williams (1923–1953)

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~One Direction: Story of My Life (4:08) family matters

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~Stranger Things: Dustin & Suzie • Never Ending Story (3:55) for the fans

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~Brandi Carlile: The Story (3:57) story with the answer of who

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~Taylor Swift: The Story of Us (4:26) bitter sugar

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~Phil Collins: Both Sides Of The Story (6:41) …on any question you got

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~2Pac: Tradin War Stories (5:40) w/ casualties

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~First recorded U2 performance: Stories For Boys (1:51) prophetic intro, performance ranges between historical > hysterical > who could have foreseen

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Mark Knopfler & Willy DeVille – Storybook Love (4:00) distinguished set & cast, unorthodox delivery

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~Nini Music ‒ LongMa (2:51) pink desert sand, wild horses, blue haired protagonist, Taiwanese folk metal, you script the story

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~Katica Illényi on the Theremin: Puccini • O Mio Babbino Caro (2:43) just because

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The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
~Jimi Hendrix

Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
~Ani DiFranco

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The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
~Rumi

I’m always a sucker for a love story.
~Sofia Coppola

Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.
~Daphne du Maurier

A short story is the shortest distance between two points; a novel is the scenic route.
~Robert J Sawyer

Life is one big love story with hundreds of little love stories within it.
~Ram Charan

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Every love story needs a catalyst of some sort.
~Ian Somerhalder

A good love story always keeps the pot boiling.
~James Patterson

True love stories never have endings.
~Richard Bach

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The more I worked on ‘Half Brother,’ the more it seemed to me the story was really about love in all its possible forms ‒ how and why we decide to bestow it, or withdraw it; how we decide what is more worthy of being loved, and what is less. We are masters of conditional love.
~Kenneth Oppel

No love story ends or begins out of accordance with how it needs to go.
~Rebecca Serle

Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.
~Neil Gaiman

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity ‒ love. And the story of a love is not important ‒ what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
~Helen Hayes

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The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
~Emil Ludwig

In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero’s not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He’s one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it.
~Marilyn Manson

The villain of any story is often the most compelling character.
~John Hodgman

I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain.
~Clive Barker

Every villain needs her story told.
~Abbi Glines

‘The Museum of Innocence’ is not about politics; it’s a love story, but I think it’s political in the sense that it wants to capture how a man suppresses a woman.
~Orhan Pamuk

Decades of research have shown that most happy families communicate effectively. But talking doesn’t mean simply ‘talking through problems,’ as important as that is. Talking also means telling a positive story about yourselves.
~Bruce Feiler

My mother and father were both much more remarkable than any story of mine can make them. They seem to me just mythically wonderful.
~Orson Welles

I always was a weird child. My mother told me the story that, in kindergarten, I would come home and tell her about this weird kid in my class who drew only with black crayons and didn’t speak to other kids. I talked about it so much that my mother brought it up with the teacher, who said, ‘What? That’s your son.’
~John Waters

Storytelling is the greatest activity of any culture. Storytelling is how you build a family, how you pass along identity.
~Randall Wallace

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You have to go to what the essence of what Pennywise is about – the dark power of adulthood. It’s not coincidence all the grown-ups in town are evil. This is not a story about a monster. It’s a story about the end of childhood.
~Andy Muschietti

‘Good Times’ is a story about the loss of innocence, how adults are responsible for their actions but children aren’t.
~Lynda Barry

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The child began reading favorite stories of magic to the river, believing the tales would be carried to someone in need.
~Dr SunWolf

Sick children, if not too shy to speak, will always express this wish. They invariably prefer a story to be told to them, rather than read to them.
~Florence Nightingale

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
~Fred Rogers

When I was a child, we used to look forward to the end of the day when we would hear another ten minutes of a story.
~Malorie Blackman

“Always remember,” the storyteller told the wide-eyed children, “once-upon-a-time in a tale also means Now.”
~Dr SunWolf

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Some men, in telling a fish story, will go to any length.
~Evan Esar

If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.
~Groucho Marx

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My sister Tiffany told me years ago, ‘You can never write about me.’ Then she called six months ago and said she wanted to be in a story. She was worried people thought I didn’t like her.
~David Sedaris

There are two sides to every story until the gossips get hold of it.
~Evan Esar

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Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
~J D Salinger

My whole life story is kind of a backhanded compliment.
~Tori Spelling

Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was arrested today on prostitution ring charges. He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds across state line for immoral porpoises.
~Colin Mochrie

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn’t afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
~Bob Newhart

Life begins at 40 — but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
~Helen Rowland

Writing a story allows us to play with our imaginary friends when we are adults.
~Dr SunWolf

I’m aware of ‘Twilight,’ but I’ve never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold — why do a vampire story about abstinence?
~Alan Ball

When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.
~Mary Higgins Clark

“A Fable,” said the merry Æsop, with a twinkle in his witty eyes, “is a fictitious story about nothing that ever happened, related by nobody that ever lived. And the moral is, that every one is quite innocent, only they must not do it again!”
~S J Adair Fitz-Gerald

Yes, I believe stories are very important to all performances. The life story of the performer shapes their work, and the life stories of the audience alter how they receive the work, what they read into the performer.
~Marina Abramovic

I think with anything where you delve into the back story of an artist, it kind of explains their work more intimately.
~Aaron Taylor-Johnson

The most important things to remember about back story are that (a) everyone has a history and (b) most of it isn’t very interesting.
~Stephen King

Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.
~Fran Lebowitz

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Storytelling is the art of unfolding knowledge in a way that makes each piece contribute to a larger truth.
~Philip Gerard

Storytelling is the calculated release of information.
~Alex Garland

Storytelling is the very soul of humankind made plain for all to experience.
~John Appius Quill

Storytelling is not something we do. Storytelling is who we are.
~Carmine Gallo

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The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn’t. But style is at least partly a learned thing: one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice by work
~Donna Tartt

Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do.
~Dan Harmon

Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results.
~Nancy Mellon

Because storytelling, and visual storytelling, was put in the hands of everybody, and we have all now become storytellers.
~Levar Burton

Good storytelling is harder than it sounds, but the easy part is that everyone has the ability to do it. Tap into it.
Peter Guber

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Bedtime stories are a doorway to dreams.
~Terri Guillemets

I’m particularly intrigued by the creative intelligence that scripts our dreams. And I love how this dramatic energy finds its way to the page, into the one form that most precisely defines who we are: story.
~A A Attanasio

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

A story in your head isn’t a story. It’s just a daydream until you actually write it down. So write it down.
~Andy Weir

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It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.
~Italo Calvino

I don’t mind UFO’s and ghost stories, it’s just that I tend to give value to the storyteller rather than to the story itself.
~Robert Stack

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@Writers Platform

The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
~Pat Conroy

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Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect.
~Douglas Coupland

The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.
~Brandon Sanderson

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
~Christopher Morley

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
~Hannah Arendt

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I could hardly sit through ‘Frozen.’ There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge. It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.
~Jordan Peterson

You can use martial arts to tell a different story. Ang Lee used martial arts in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” to talk about love.
~Jet Li

Fully understanding spoils the story — the best are always translucent.
~Terri Guillemets

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It is said that the first storyteller crept at night to listen to the gods talking in their sleep — so each tale collected contained the breath of gods.
~author unknown

Myths are stories about people who become too big for their lives temporarily, so that they crash into other lives or brush against gods. In crisis their souls are visible.
~Anne Carson

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
~John Boorman

In terms of the mechanics of story, myth is an intriguing one because we didn’t make myth up; myth is an imprinture of the human condition.
~Baz Luhrmann

A myth is far truer than a history, for a history only gives a story of the shadows, whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows.
~Annie Besant

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A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is – full of surprises.
~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Once, during one of the jubilee tours, I was in the car immediately behind theirs and I watched Prince Philip telling the Queen a story. He kept her laughing for 20 minutes.
~Gyles Brandreth

The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.
~E M Forster

Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.
~George Lucas

It would not be amiss for the novice to write the last paragraph of his story first, once a synopsis of the plot has been carefully prepared ‒ as it always should be.
~H P Lovecraft

When I sat down and wrote the first paragraph, I was like, ‘Oh, I can go with this.’ I didn’t do an outline. I didn’t do anything. I just wrote sentence by sentence, not knowing where the story was going.
~Colleen Hoover

Storytelling wasn’t about making things up. It was more like inviting the stories to come through her, let themselves be told.
~Jennifer McMahon

Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.
~Octavia E Butler

It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.
~Patrick Rothfuss

Any story should be this way. It should feel like pulling something burning out of yourself. There you find what you are devoted to.
~Craig Childs

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I hope for quick, fluent copy and memorable pictures. The words would not ‘describe’ the pictures; the pictures would not ‘illustrate’ the words. Together, they would carry a stamp and tell a story.
~Muriel Rukeyser

The picture alone, without the written word, leaves half the story untold.
~James Lafferty

If you can’t read, the only thing you can do is enjoy the pictures, not the whole story. Reading is the key to knowledge. Knowledge is the key to understanding.
~Jane Taylor

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Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story.
~John Pentland Mahaffy

Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story.
~James Dashner

Sensationalism sells: Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.
~Tiger Woods

All writers are liars. They twist events to suit themselves. They make use of their own tragedies to make a better story… They are terrible people.
~Nina Bawden

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
~Isaac Bashevis Singer

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What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you’re in it.
~David Simon

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don’t want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
~Hugh Jackman

Sometimes I write from the point of view of characters whom I would dislike as people, not as a perverse exercise, but because this cracks the story open and makes me see it in a way I would not see it naturally.
~Mary Gaitskill

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
~Virginia Woolf

Emotional honesty transcends reality; it’s what allows disbelief to be suspended and yet what makes a story stay true.
~Greg Rucka

The way a story makes an argument is quite different from the way a persuasive essay does it. Emotional truth and the logic of metaphors dominate.
~Ken Liu

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I’m a storyteller; that’s what exploration really is all about. Going to places where others haven’t been and returning to tell a story they haven’t heard before.
~James Cameron (1 of only 3 to descend to bottom of Mariana Trench)

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
~Neil Gaiman

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I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
~Fred Rogers

A good story cries out to be told and the art of listening needs to be cultivated as much as the greatly desired gift of telling.
~Angelo Patri

We grow older, but we do not change. We become more sophisticated, but at bottom we continue to resemble our young selves, eager to listen to the next story and the next, and the next.
~Paul Auster

Armenian folklore has it that three apples fell from Heaven: one for the teller of a story, one for the listener, and the third for the one who ‘took it to heart.’ What a pity Heaven awarded no apple to the one who wrote the story down.
~Nancy Willard

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
~Maya Angelou

There’s a reason poets often say, ‘Poetry saved my life,’ for often the blank page is the only one listening to the soul’s suffering, the only one registering the story completely, the only one receiving all softly and without condemnation.
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

All sorrows can be borne if you can put them into a story.
~Isak Dinesen

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The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.
~John Lee Hooker

I once wrote a short story called ‘The Best Blues Singer in the World,’ and it went like this: ‘The streets that Balboa walked were his own private ocean, and Balboa was drowning.’ End of story. That says it all. Nothing else to say. I’ve been rewriting that same story over and over again. All my plays are rewriting that same story.
~August Wilson

The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
~Arthur Miller

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Duality is not a story. Duality is just a complexity.
~Edward Norton

I wasted a lot of years working on my writing and very grandly saying, ‘And now… My Novel!,’ which would soon be reduced to a short story, then to a paragraph.
~George Saunders

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What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
~P D James

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
~Agatha Christie

A story untold could be the one that kills you.
~Pat Conroy

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A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself.
~Will Self

You can write a short story in two hours. Two hours a day, you have a novel in a year.
~Ray Bradbury

I think the novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers. The novel receives streams of science, philosophy, poetry and contains all of these; it’s not simply telling a story.
~Jose Saramago

A novel ensures that we can look before and after, take action at whatever pace we choose, read again and again, skip and go back. The story in a book is humble and serviceable, available, friendly, is not switched on and off but taken up and put down, lasts a lifetime.
~William Golding

As a novelist, you could say that I am dreaming while I am awake, and every day I can continue with yesterday’s dream. Because it is a dream, there are so many contradictions and I have to adjust them to make the story work. But, in principle, the original dream does not change.
~Haruki Murakami

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A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
~George Lucas

A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia.
~Jack Horner

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Storytelling draws on the magic of language to created Elsewheres. Writers use a linguistic sleight-of-hand to take an attribute, attach them to new objects, and create enchantment.
~Maria Tatar

Wine is a magician, for it loosens the tongue and liberates good stories.
~A Book of Old Songs, Healths, Toasts, Sentiments and Wise Sayings Pertaining to the bond of Good Fellowship

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The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
~Ursula K Le Guin

I wanted to crawl in between those black lines of print, the way you crawl through a fence, and go to sleep under that beautiful big screen fig-tree.
~Sylvia Plath

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I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
~Sylvia Plath

When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you. What I want is to have the reader come out just 6 percent more awake to the world.
~George Saunders

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The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
~Jules Renard

Sometimes I’ll have an idea for a story or have a subject, and that will inspire lyrics, but most of the time, hopefully, they already exist somewhere else.
~Beck

Every doorway, every intersection has a story.
~Katherine Dunn

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Prewritten Prompt: story

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Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
~Paul Tournier

Storytelling is our oldest form of remembering the promises we have made to one another and to our various gods, and the promises given in return; it is a way of recording our human emotions and desires and taboos.
~Jane Yolen

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world – God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
~Fulton Oursler

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It is said that the first storyteller crept at night to listen to the gods talking in their sleep — so each tale collected contained the breath of gods.
~author unknown

For a lot of folks who get sober, the process of getting and staying sober becomes their higher power, and it becomes a religion that sort of consumes a whole lot of them. I just don’t think that that’s necessary. I think that that can be a side note rather than the story of your life.
~Jason Isbell

Time, the earth, and death are living things, as stories are — so long as other living things exist to feed them, and for them to nourish in their turn.
~Robert Bringhurst

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I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, ‘Henry, have you made your peace with God?’ Thoreau said, ‘I didn’t know we’d quarreled.’
~Stewart Udall

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
~Mary Catherine Bateson

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I wanted to acknowledge that life goes on but that death goes on, too. A person who is dead is a long, long story.
~Elizabeth McCracken

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All stories end in death, and he is no true storyteller who would keep that from you.
~Ernest Hemingway

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
~Stephen Hawking

I wanted there to be doors. If, in a story, you found the one panel in the fabric of the workaday world that was hinged, and it opened, and it turned out that behind the walls of the world flashed the gold and peacock blue of something else, and you were able to pass through, that would be a moment in which all the decisions that had been taken in this world, and all the choices that had been made, and all the facts that had been settled, would be up for grabs again: all possibilities would be renewed, for who knew what lay on the other side?
~Francis Spufford

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§ The Exercise:

anticipation

delicious shiver of chilled sheets
curled core of warmth
fetal comfort
calories of life burning hot
warming the tight pod
’til, unfolding
limbs like flower petals open
antennae for the incoming
favorite dream-before-sleep
day-relived reverie
bedtime story

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Complicated

Remember Maggie’s grade school bestie
the brightly sprightly sweet Melody
‘n her griftin’ driftin’ brother
Handsome Harmon, E
queried mother to the father

Saw them run
the daring reach
slow way they hugged
that hungry kiss
only love can teach

‘Tweren’t the brother
but his sister
this the reason
our Maggie missed her
said the missus to her mister

Tho by law I must turn them in
how can love be considered sin
when love itself does most the choosin’
hell to pay, but I ain’t losin’
blood to law jails love’s behoovin’

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booked for life

one whole-indivisible-particolored world
just walked by, a stranger
one unknown genius dolt enskinned
one fractured self-contained universe
and pin cushion just passed my way

entity: an etched groove
pingponging, ricocheting questionnaire
one-of-a-kind autobiography
filtered biography
all unrecorded
dead
lost and forgotten
untapped and untaped story
mayhaps the stars are getting this down

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treasury

red tiled rooftops
protection for families
torrid heat
stormy onslaughts
heaven’s enmity
evaporating secrets
private rooms for loving
and birthing words
for reading and writing
stories

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lesson #16

gobsmacked to be
God smacked
brain wracked
trace offending fact
the story track
that held one back

the curious knack
find white in black
rainbow grey
front for back
the moral hack
made mobs attack

yet Fate would speak, address the heart
pass Tower’s babble that tore apart
like garlic bulbs fresh the garden
vicious breath but healthy, hardens
learn from sins their consequence
turn Wisdom White what history darkened

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found words

pretend at prayers
to be religious
so many layers
mere superstitions
yes, but weave
the considered words
the power that myths
bring to a curse

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midweek wander

as ever
the story of timing
the band breaking down
music is over
shepherds pie
as consolation
heavy on the garlic
‘s okay
I was going home alone
anyway

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5s ‘n 7s

music or karaoke
Yes, said the storied Voice, both
battleground’s safe common ground
croon, intone said murdered song
worlds that sing can get along

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one white egret, one brown cow
raw meat, strict veggie diets
different sets entirely
buddies grazing side by side
stories of the green pasture

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earthy place suspicious spice
glamour free at bargain price
seaside sunset island life
travel, love’s escape from strife
provides the story’s conflict

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Endure hell, shed a lifetime
Drop curtain, end memories
Stories, star kept diaries
Book of Life biographies
Enter: Library of Man

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day’s end performance
stories from the stoop
different language
new rhythm’d cadence
voices rise and fall
change nature midstride
become a music

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life ineffable
stories from childhood
still, something survived
compelling fables
unworthy belief
foretold history
the full arc of man

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stacked apartments
seven storeys high
seven stories deep
storeys plying weed
stories full of sweep
begged to shed some light
seven storeys tried

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first love excitement
wild-bred, trained expectations
story of strangers
when worlds unite words collide
old selves reluctant to yield

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brazen bully bear
turn the page to nightingale
the story of home
driven by diff’rent hungers
reach for empire ‒ feed the world

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to do is to work
add play to equation
to work is to do
add pleasure to the story
waking at will with a goal

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the story of clouds
of wind and waves and the Earth
won’t remember us

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creation story
story of recreation
born twin of the Same

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wild imaginings
throw to the wall see what sticks
spaghetti stories

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
~Abraham Maslow

Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.
~Anne Hathaway

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I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over – so it’s teamwork.
~Alex Ferguson

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
~Casey Stengel

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I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
~Emilia Fox

And once opened, the door would never entirely shut behind you either. A kind of mixture would begin. A tincture of this world’s reality would enter the other world… while this world would be subtly altered too, changed in status by the knowledge that it had an outside.
~Francis Spufford

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As to the other tales contained in this work, and, indeed, to my tales generally, I can make but one observation. I am an old traveller. I have read somewhat, heard and seen more, and dreamt more than all. My brain is filled, therefore, with all kinds of odds and ends. In travelling, these heterogeneous matters have become shaken up in my mind, as the articles are apt to be in an ill-packed travelling-trunk; so that when I attempt to draw forth a fact, I cannot determine whether I have read, heard, or dreamt it; and I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.
~Geoffrey Crayon (Washington Irving)

Reason #7 for reading folktales: They remind us that sometimes the blessings and the curses get all mixed up.
~Dr SunWolf

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Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.
~Rives Collins

Storytelling creates a healing serum. The thematic unguent of our personal story represents a fusion of the ineffable truths that each of us must discover within ourselves.
~Kilroy J Oldster

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Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.
~Madeleine L’Engle

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
~Ben Okri

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I think we don’t learn early enough in life the true value of things. Even words, it seems to me, should have value. One ought not to squander them. Talk for talk’s sake never meant anything to me. That is probably why I became a good listener, although I must have learned something of it from my Indian friends. Indians never talk. They know how futile argument is. The story-teller is listened to, respectfully and silently, because he is expert testimony.
~George A Dorsey

Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
~Native American Proverb

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There is one story left, one road: that it is. And on this road there are very many signs that ” being” is uncreated and imperishable, whole, unique, unwavering, and complete.
~Parmenides

So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning.
~Conrad Veidt

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THIS EDITION: storm :: wind

Quoted In The Grove:
I wish I had been born a storm. No heart, no tears, just a terrible gale’d been good.
~Kohta Hirano

There are some things you can only learn in a storm.
~Joel Osteen

I like things that make you grit your teeth. I like tucking my chin in and sort of leading into the storm. I like that feeling. I like it a lot.
~Daniel Day-Lewis

EndQuote:
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
~Haruki Murakami

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Exercise Prompt for sometime soon: story

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Editor’s Note: With a goal of getting a first draft on the seventh, and final, novelette in his Archipelago & Oakley series, preparations are underway for this editor’s escape into solitude. Priorities will shift from curating quotes to story-telling. In order to maintain a quality experience, the Post & Review will continue without a scheduled deadline. Anyone following this newsletter will receive email notice; otherwise, please check back every couple weeks as curiosity warrants.

In the meantime, past issues of the Post & Review may contain a theme word of interest for you. For the full list of words, with links, go to: https://wordgrove.com/Themes-list.html

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On windy fall days, the rustling of the leaves seems almost musical… These sounds of wind in the trees and the rustling of leaves have enchanted so many people over time that they invented a word to describe them: psithurism (pronounced sith-err-iz-um). Psithurism comes from the Greek word psithuros, which means whispering.
~Wonderopolis.org

AUSTROMANCY is a method of divination by the winds. It is, apparently, a branch of the science of Aeromancy, which says Agrippa, divines by ærial impressions, by the blowing of the winds, by rainbows, by circles about the moon and stars, by mists and clouds, and by imaginations in clouds and visions in the air.
~A E Waite & L W de Laurence

Ceraunoscopy, n. Divination by thunder and lightning.
~The Century Dictionary

The night was filled with insects and a hesitant breeze that seemed to change direction with each gust.
~Abby Geni

The wind did not move one direction. It was a madhouse wind.
~Craig Childs

The wind may alter twenty ways…
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Little Winds and the Bigger Winds gave up their game, and scuttled off before the growing fury, as old Father Wind pulled handfuls of real wind out of his bag and threw them about.
~Sarah Noble Ives

If I could see the wind, it would look orchestral: strands and swirls nested into each other, braiding and springing apart.
~Craig Childs

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Posted From The Grove

Born in a tempest…
This world to me is like a lasting storm…
~William Shakespeare

I’ve always said I was born in the storm. I just had to find a way out of it, find the clearing, and believe the clouds would blow away and the darkness would become something else.
~Aaron Pedersen

When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
~Henry Ford

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Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we’ve never faced before.
~Ray Nagin

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
~E W Howe

It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
~Bruce Barton

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
~Morris West

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No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.
~Iyanla Vanzant

Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day.
~Gary Allan

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There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
~Annie Dillard

When the storm has passed, put your energy into rebuilding your life, don’t waste time looking back.
~Leon Brown

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~Tim Minchin: Storm (10:38) quantifiable fact vs immearurable faith, addressed as poetry

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~Eve Peyser: Journaling Is a Good Way to Figure Out Who You Are ● weathering the storm

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The only thing that I can say with any degree of commitment is a reason to be happy is… moderate weather. But then even that gets boring and I find myself wanting a storm.
~Tom Burke

Unprecedented’ is the term I’ve heard most commonly to describe the COVID-19 pandemic. As for me, I would describe it as a storm at sea. Lengthy and ferocious. Uncontrollable. Frightening. All-pervading.
~Mike Parson

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Storm Warnings‘ is a poem about powerlessness ‒ about a force so much greater than our human powers that while it can be measured and even predicted, it is beyond human control. All ‘we’ can do is create an interior space against the storm, an enclave of self-protection, though the winds of change still penetrate keyholes and ‘unsealed apertures.’
~Adrienne Rich

Like many animals, wild ponies can sense a drop in barometric pressure. When a storm threatens, they know to seek shelter in hilly areas and huddle together with their rumps facing the oncoming wind.
~Diane Ackerman

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I can tell by the way the trees beat,
after so many dull days,
on my worried windowpanes
that a storm is coming…
~Rainer Maria Rilke

I have said my prayer with the forest;
stood to the dark and the rain;
cast my voice on the storm.
~Virginia Garland

I understand the atmosphere better than I ever did before. You feel the thermals while paragliding. You are in the clouds. Chasing a storm puts you in front of the cloud, not a book. I hope to learn as I do these things.
~Ginger Zee

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The city is the nerve center of our civilization. It is also the storm center.
~Josiah Strong

These are tough times, and the New Yorkers I have met are facing economic adversity with grace and dignity. They worry about their future, care about their neighbors and hope this storm will pass so they can focus on better days ahead.
~Harold Ford, Jr

When I left school, I never wondered whether my apartment in New York was vulnerable to storm surges, but my three daughters have to consider the realities of extreme weather and how it may destabilize communities around the globe.
~Frances Beinecke

In the wake of the disaster caused by Tropical Storm Sandy, various allies of the Obama campaign have rushed to claim that the event was caused by anthropogenic global warming, thereby justifying the president’s program of crushing the economy with regressive carbon taxes, a supposedly necessary measure to prevent future bad weather.
~Robert Zubrin

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When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
~John Muir

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§ VIDEO:
Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development, And that was something I really wanted to do, and frankly I don’t think I was ready to do a big production like this.
~Ang Lee

When it is perceived that a show has gone awry, the pressure is staggering, and as a writer caught in that storm, it feels like you are being attacked by jackals.
~Steven Bochco

As a director, you need the Saul Zaentz type of producers. Zaentz was a guy who literally capped the storm outside of the director so that they could do their job. That’s a great producer.
~Lexi Alexander

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When U.S.-based editors and columnists parachute into a news storm, it is often the stringers who keep us out of trouble, helping us glimpse the complexity behind the headlines.
~Nancy Gibbs

The Depression was an incredibly dramatic episode — an era of stock-market crashes, breadlines, bank runs and wild currency speculation, with the storm clouds of war gathering ominously in the background… For my money, few periods are so replete with human interest.
~Ben Bernanke

In times of crisis, different people react in different ways. Some might try to escape. Others might attempt to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm in a safe haven.
~Cullen Bunn

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Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public, and I have been watching him since the early ’50s. Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too.
~Christopher Plummer

I always talk about Meredith and Derrick from ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and I loved them the most when they sort of opened and closed each episode with them in bed, happy with each other, and you didn’t need to insert extra conflict into them, because there was plenty of conflict in the show. So they were this port in the storm of conflict.
~Julie Plec

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I can sketch up a storm, and I’m very involved in how clothes are constructed, but I have a short attention span.
~Michael Kors

The elements that create glamour are not specific styles ‒ bias-cut gowns or lacquered furniture ‒ but more general qualities: grace, mystery, transcendence. To the right audience, Halle Berry is more glamorous commanding the elements as Storm in the X-Men movies than she is walking the red carpet in a designer gown.
~Virginia Postrel

The natural end of an era, as designers whose houses bear their names grow old and pass away, combined with the arrival of digital cameras and Internet exposure, has created a perfect storm.
~Suzy Menkes

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I’m not trying to take New York by storm. I just want to sneak in there, keep my head down, batten down the hatches and cook.
~Gordon Ramsay

Let me but make a beginning, let me but strike the world in a vulnerable spot, and I can take it by storm.
~Mary MacLane

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I’m ready to take the world by storm and have them look at me and say, ‘Deaf people can dance.’
~Nyle DiMarco

We have a lot of raw talent hidden in this country capable of taking on the world dance stage by storm.
~Remo D’Souza

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Artists working for other artists is all about knowing, learning, unlearning, initiating long-term artistic dialogues, making connections, creating covens, and getting temporary shelter from the storm.
~Jerry Saltz

You have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what’s happening round you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.
~Jimmy Smits

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~Salomon Ligthelm: VICTORIA ‘Cempasuchil‘ (3:00) storms of memory and longing

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~Will Kindrick: Storm (11:01) recalibrating romance

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I like storms. It’s Earth’s way of venting.
~The Resident

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The storm is an artist; the rainbow is its masterpiece.
~Matshona Dhliwayo

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For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
~George Gissing

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I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.
~Hubert H Humphrey

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The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind.
~John Millington Synge

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No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
~Charles Kettering

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Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
~Tom Lehrer

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Lightning dances —
Thunder applauds her!
~Terri Guillemets

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The eye, partaking of the quickness of the flashing light, saw in its every gleam a multitude of objects which it could not see at steady noon in fifty times that period… in a trembling, vivid, flickering instant, everything was clear and plain
~Charles Dickens

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The wind makes you ache in some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says Migrate or die—migrate or die.
~Stephen King

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Open the doors. It is warm;
And where the sky was clear—
Look! The head of a storm
That marches here!
Come under the trembling hedge—
Fast, although you fumble
There! Did you hear the edge
Of winter crumble?
~Mark Van Doren

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Reason cannot calm the storm of emotion, and emotion usually wins, until it settles down and allows reason to rise again and apologize on behalf of it.
~Hamza Yusuf

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Remember to play after every storm.
~Mattie Stepanek

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§ MUSIC:
How suggestive the sounds of the thunder of waves upon rocks and headlands in a storm. They seem to fill the soul with the noblest of all music. I know nothing more exciting than a storm at sea.
~Henry James Slack

The swirling song of the storm calls to some dim, long-forgotten instinct, which is suddenly unleashed.
~Virginia Garland

I’d go to meetings with record companies ‒ CBS, Decca, EMI. They’d tell me to wear a pair of jeans and grow my hair and look normal. And I’d say, ‘Sod that,’ and storm out. And I do think that belligerence is important when you’re young.
~Gilbert O’Sullivan

Live shows are pretty much like the center of the storm… where the power comes from, the most raw experience. That’s the juice. That’s where we hit the hardest.
~Watkin Tudor Jones (rapper)

I wanted to write a book like a rapper would write it ‒ I didn’t want to hold back. Rappers catch a lot of slack; I’m not going to be cursing up a storm, but when I look at Nas… his first album is one of my favorites. I want to tell stories like that.
~Angie Thomas

We see what music can do for people. Hell, we see what music does for us! When you see thousands of people out in front of you, it’s fixing their lives. It’s helping. It’s healing. It’s bigger than the inconvenience of jealousy or emotional storm clouds.
~Nancy Wilson

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Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
~Ludwig van Beethoven

A lot of times when you’re making a record, you put your head down and charge forward until you’re done. You just hope that the ideas hold up, because you’re kind of lost in your own storm.
~Robbie Robertson

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Who doesn’t love Enya? Whenever I’m in a trying time, she is the calm in the middle of the storm. If I put her on, I’ll be in this crazy peaceful state. I love her style. And her harmonies are freaking genius.
~Nicki Minaj

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
~John Muir

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~Pink Martini ● Storm Large: And Then You’re Gone (3:00) the kiss-off

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~The Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway: Stormy Weather (different song) (5:52) colorized spectacular

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~Etta James: Stormy Weather (3:10) the old hard times

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~Cream: Stormy Monday (8:06) master class in blues guitar, and yes, vocals

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~horintino: Stormy Monday (2:39) barroom blues

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~Cesar Jaimes: Stormy Monday (4:32) dark blue

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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that’s why I’m scared when you say you love me.
~Bob Marley

Lightning flashes her blinding passion,
Thunder booms his primal reply.
~Terri Guillemets

The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed.
~Madame Necker

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Rain and wind speak more
than just water and air—
Rain patters hope
Wind whispers let go…
~Terri Guillemets

She left in August after the last rain of the season. Summer storms in the desert are violent things, and clean, they leave you feeling like you have cried.
~Barbara Kingsolver

Storms don’t come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean.
~Shannon L Alder

Even paradise sees its share of storms, but in the end, it’s still paradise.
~Trevor Driggers

I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms.
~John Geddes

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The man I love may decide tomorrow that he loves me no more – but if my heart remains open, I will endure the storm.
~Marianne Williamson

A chill wind
is the most exhilarating
for it often is the storms
that do the cleansing
and the storms
that have the more dramatic beauty
and the storms
that make us stand alone
inside ourselves
arrested, amazed, in awe.
~Kate Lassman

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I often liken my love life to the pathetic fallacy found in a Bronte novel: a long and winding road tented by storm clouds and rain. Kidding.
~Dan Levy

Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty…Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.
~Steve Maraboli

When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors – old friends, family.
~Dave Grohl

I have a great support network ‒ my family, my model agency Storm, and people I work with in the fashion industry. And, of course, there are all my followers on Twitter who stop me from feeling lonely; I love them all. They keep me grounded.
~Cara Delevingne

When you’re on top and you lead the parade, everyone’s there throwing lilies and lilac water on your head. But when those parades have gone by and there’s a storm in your heart, there are very few people that are going to sit there and listen to you bemoan life.
~Sylvester Stallone

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Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
~Dean Koontz

Even when I lost my job at CBS News, I set up shop in my youngest daughter’s bedroom and started Brainstormin’ Productions and the Hannah Storm Foundation. And guess who was there, visiting me and enthusiastically making business charts and graphs that covered my entire kitchen table? My dad, of course.
~Hannah Storm

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I am resilient like my mother and have the ability to face any kind of storm.
~Arjun Kapoor

When I was kid, I couldn’t wait to take the world by storm, to be a woman – beautiful, powerful, confident, sexy, thoughtful, and deep. All the things I knew I was inside… even though I was only 4.
~Ari Graynor

I couldn’t have asked for a better kid. She’s our own little Buddha baby so far. I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop to tell you the truth. It’s like the calm before the storm.
~Ana Ortiz

My alter egos have changed a lot over the years. When I was a child, I was a black horse called Storm. Whinnying and jumping over bamboo poles in the garden took up pretty much my entire childhood.
~Romola Garai

I was a middle child. I grew up in Brooklyn with three sisters and a brother. You know what that means: everybody is constantly fighting with everybody and you are in the middle of the storm trying to make peace. That is your life. Making everybody work and play well together.
~Richard Parsons

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‘Did our parents really let us do that?’ is a game my friends and I sometimes play. We remember taking off on bikes alone, playing in the woods for hours, crawling through storm drains to follow creek beds.
~Kim Brooks

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I think Ross Noble [comic] is the only person that I’ve seen really storm a stand-up slot at a festival, and that was when he led 3,000 people on a conga out of the tent and across the entire site to a vegetarian food truck.
~Marcus Brigstocke

LIGHTNING One of the current events in heaven.
~Charles Wayland Towne

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
~Dave Barry

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
~Lee Trevino

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I’m gonna take this world by storm. Pun unintended.
~Storm Reid

Sometimes they work, but his puns… not one in ten did.
~author unknown

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Remember when Japan was cool? We used to run around with ‘Mr. Roboto‘ on our Walkmans, ‘The Karate Kid‘ in our Betamaxes and wore T-shirts embossed with the characters for ‘storm sewer’ and ‘dishwasher.’
~Jen Lancaster

We should develop anti-satellite weapons because we could not have prevailed without them in ‘Red Storm Rising‘.
~Dan Quayle

I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.
~Jay London

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
~Thomas Love Peacock


Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn’t care all that much if you live or die.
~Anthony Doerr

No one but Night, with tears on her dark face,
Watches beside me in this windy place.
~Edna St Vincent Millay

It was one of those somber evenings when the sighing of the wind resembles the moans of a dying man; a storm was brewing, and between the splashes of rain on the windows there was the silence of death. All nature suffers in such moments; the trees writhe in pain and twist their heads; the birds of the fields cower under the bushes; the streets of cities are deserted.
~Alfred de Musset

Unfortunately, if you’ve ever been in southern Georgia on the beaches in a lightning storm, if you’re out there, you’re in great, great danger, and you can be killed very, very quickly.
~Norman Schwarzkopf

I love the thunder rumbling, crashing,
Peal after peal along the skies;
While from the clouds the lightning flashing
In deathful splendour, strikes, destroys.
~Jane Welsh

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Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.
~Golda Meir

The lightning streaked across the sky like the heated hands of a skeleton…
~Cynthia Ellingsen

The weathercocks on spires and housetops were mysterious with hints of stormy wind, and pointed, like so many ghostly fingers, out to dangerous seas, where fragments of great wrecks were drifting, perhaps, and helpless men were rocked upon them into a sleep as deep as the unfathomable waters.
~Charles Dickens

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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~Rabindranath Tagore

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
~Rose Kennedy

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War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm.
~Victor Davis Hanson

I wanted to serve. It was Desert Storm. I thought, ‘I was a rich kid, and America’s been good to me.’
~Max Brooks

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
~Allen West

I would storm the gates of Hell if Third Marine Air Wing was overhead.
~Jim Mattis

Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell.
~Anthony Wayne

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The magnificent army that fought in Desert Storm is a great army, and it still is a magnificent army today. But it was one we designed for the Cold War, and the Cold War has been over for ten years now.
~Eric Shinseki (Sec of State, 1999 – 2003)

We have the new greatest generation. We don’t need as large a military due to the technology we have, the equipment we have outfitting our personnel. They really are storm troopers.
~Joe Wilson (US House – Rep, SC)

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A storm swept the world in 1968. It started in Vietnam, then blew across Asia, crossing the sea and the mountains to Europe and beyond. A brutal war waged by the U.S. against a poor southeast Asian country was seen every night on television.
~Tariq Ali

Desert Storm created the pattern for the American way of war that eventually prevailed in Kosovo. America learned from Vietnam that unilateral use of force eventually forfeits international legitimacy and domestic support. Desert Storm demonstrated the political necessity of coalition warfare.
~Michael Ignatieff

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As foreign attacks increase, it’s easy to treat them like bad weather happening somewhere else. It’s what we read over breakfast. But when that storm hits your shores, remember this: Wishful thinking never saved a single life. The truth, however, has.
~Greg Gutfeld

We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search. If the ‘World Spirit’ touches you, do not expect that it will be painless.
~Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

You can’t expect justice from the storm, because it only knows to destroy!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances.
~Benjamin N Cardozo

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It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
~Frederick Douglass

There are times when, the elements being in unusual commotion, those who are bent on daring enterprises, or agitated by great thoughts, whether of good or evil, feel a mysterious sympathy with the tumult of nature, and are roused into corresponding violence. In the midst of thunder, lightning, and storm, many tremendous deeds have been committed; men, self-possessed before, have given a sudden loose to passions they could no longer control. The demons of wrath and despair have striven to emulate those who ride the whirlwind and direct the storm; and man, lashed into madness with the roaring winds and boiling waters, has become for the time as wild and merciless as the elements themselves.
~Charles Dickens

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He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.
~Mikhail Lermontov

Our suspicions are being confirmed that Nashi will serve as a cover for storm brigades that will use violence against democratic organisations.
~Ilya Yashin

When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line.
~Daniel Hannan

To understand why dictators fall, it helps to recognise factors that produce a perfect anti-dictatorial storm. Barring missteps such as those that led to Gaddafi’s undoing, a dictator’s survival can be at risk because of newness in office, poor health, or old age combined with economic trouble.
~Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.
~Boris Yeltsin

The storm came. Lives were washed away. Ancient pains resurfaced. Now it is time for a sea of change.
~Tavis Smiley

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In retrospect, the political and cultural climate in the early ’60s seems both a time of innocence and also like a sultry, still summer day in the Midwest: an unsettling calm before a ferocious storm over Vietnam
~Tom Brokaw

The seemingly omnipresent storm clouds hanging over the Constitution often make it hard to find a silver lining. Every day, the front page of The Drudge Report is littered with stories of government assaults on our civil liberties ‒ from local government officials all the way up to the Oval Office.
~Bob Barr

I don’t see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
~Jacques Maritain

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Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
~Epicurus

Big storms create big captains and they destroy the little ones!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

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The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.
~Adolf Hitler

[Politician] is a dust storm of lies and diversions with the bellows of a bully and the greasy ethics of a street-corner hustler.
~Richard Cohen

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There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.
~Shannon L Alder

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.
~Faye Wattleton

I know that there is a God and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me, I am ready.
~Abraham Lincoln

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About 3 million IVF babies have been born since Louise Brown’s birth in 1978. Bizarrely, when this life-giving treatment was first considered, it was massively controversial. A storm of vitriolic protest came from many religious leaders, journalists, politicians, regrettably even other scientists and doctors.
~Robert Winston

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
~Abraham Lincoln

It’s not a panacea: there are problems in the world that technology can’t fix. You can’t fix water shortages. You can’t storm a Ministry of the Interior with a cell phone. You can’t magically create leaders and institutions overnight. You can’t eat it. You can’t shield a bullet.
~Jared Cohen

And we’re in the middle of a ‘perfect storm.’ These days, government social services are being bad-mouthed and defunded. The non-profit world is looking more and more like the for-profit world. The growing gap between rich and poor makes most of us very anxious about where we stand.
~Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Hurricane Katrina was the storm of the 21st century. It devastated an area the size of Great Britain. More than 1,800 Americans died. Three hundred thousand homes were destroyed. There was $96 billion in property damage. I served on the Louisiana Recovery Authority. I saw Congress write one big check and then skip town.
~Donna Brazile

I really did have this powerful sense, when I was in New Orleans after the storm, of watching all these profiteers descend on Baton Rouge to lobby to get rid of the housing projects and privatise the school system — I thought I was in some science-fiction experiment.
~Naomi Klein

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If Inigo Montoya [Princess Bride] were around now, he wouldn’t need to storm the castle to bring his father’s murderer to justice; the police would do it for him, and fewer people would have to die.
~Paul Bloom

Without a musket to raise, a barricade to storm, a flag to wave, the question hit me in the face like the cold air: ‘Who am I?’
~Gary Ackerman

Why should a poet pray thus? poets scorn
The boundaried love of country, being free
Of winds, and alien lands, and distances,
Vagabonds of the compass, wayfarers,
Pilgrims of thought.
~Vita Sackville-West

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On the coming of that tremendous storm which for eight years desolated our country, Mr. Jefferson hesitated not, halted not.
~John Tyler

I know that there is a God and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me, I am ready.
~Abraham Lincoln

I pass my life in preventing the storm from blowing down the tent, and I drive in the pegs as fast as they are pulled up.
~Abraham Lincoln

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You’ve got to just stand there and take it.
~Lyndon B Johnson

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@Writers Platform

My mind has thunderstorms,
That brood for heavy hours:
Until they rain me words;
My thoughts are drooping flowers
And sulking, silent birds.
Yet come, dark thunderstorms,
And brood your heavy hours;
For when you rain me words,
My thoughts are dancing flowers
And joyful singing birds.
~William H Davies

I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling… I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not. I just did it.
~Stephen J Cannell

After tea it’s back to painting – a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.
~Gustav Klimt

Writing an opera and premiering in England, you could say I was going right into the eye of the storm and I came out successfully. A little tattered and bruised, but so what, I made it.
~Rufus Wainwright

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In Japan, there are storm channels on either side of the main roads. There were so many times when I’d fall into these ditches because I was lost in stories as I was walking along. It’s still dangerous for me to drive. I’ve driven into the gate outside my house numerous times.
~Hideo Kojima

When I was younger, my mother and I, we’d have these crazy, crazy fights. Everyone would storm out mad, and the only way that I’d be able to express myself was to write her. We would write letters back and forth for days. When I’m writing, I feel uninterrupted. I write what I’m going through and how I see it.
~Alicia Keys

Books like Munro’s are so deeply personal and idiosyncratic that it feels like a violation to subject them to the crude business of committee meetings and PR releases; you might as well storm a butterfly den with a klieg light.
~Ben Dolnick

I’ve been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. When ‘American Buffalo’ came out on Broadway, people would storm out and say, ‘How dare he use that kind of language!’ Of course I’m alienating the public! That’s what they pay me for.
~David Mamet

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I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.
~Mary Faustina Kowalska

You can look at my palm and see the storm coming. Read the book of my life and see I’ve overcome it.
~Mary J Blige

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Lightning sprang from one cloud to another, nimbler than a squirrel, faster than a splinter cat, quicker than any human thing, excepting maybe a thought in a man’s mind.
~Cid Ricketts Sumner

The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes, their written language is too difficult for human minds, and their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears.
~John Muir

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It was a dark and stormy night, the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets…
(classic, worst opening line of a book)
~Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (not a bad writer)

From the moment I wrote ‘Leaf Storm‘ I realized I wanted to be a writer and that nobody could stop me and that the only thing left for me to do was to try to be the best writer in the world.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense.
~Josh Lucas

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Prewritten Prompt: storm

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The storm is like the cry of some god in pain whose love the earth refuses.
~Rabindranath Tagore

For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
~Ann Druyan

So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, 1
While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Every time I found an egg to eat, or when I survived a storm in which trees were collapsing all around me, I felt that it was Providence. I don’t need to believe ‒ I know.
~Yossi Ghinsberg

If only a horrible storm can demolish the castle of the devil, then let the storm be victorious! It is not uncommon that heaven comes after hell!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

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A great storm is like a sunny day to a person of great faith. A gentle wind is like a great storm to a person of great fear.
~Matshona Dhliwayo

The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
~Louisa May Alcott

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In a storm, I think, ‘What if the gospel be not true? Then thou art, of all men, most foolish. For what has thou given up thy goods, thy ease, thy friends, thy reputation, thy country, thy life?’
~John Wesley

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
~Mahatma Gandhi

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§ The Exercise:

Waywardly Home

Shy Leigh, love’s failed rebounder
One broken heart her sole encounter
Silent soul, storm alone, corner renter
Withincast cousin to the Outcast:

Shy A Wei, bitter, cold and bloodied founder
Love’s Wounded Warriors Club: rift propounder
A to Z, by height, first to last
Clouds of suitors gathered fast

Tho her cousin tried to warn her
Sly Lotharios would only harm her
Yet Shy adored the buzz around her
Was left to fade, to cry and founder

Yet love will oft times find a way
And near a lea by the tossing sea
Close by caves of lapping waves
‘Twas ‘neath a tree love finally found her

There’s no wonder we could ponder
Naught but God that weighs profounder
Nothing heals the heart’s break-asunder
But the seal of love feels meant-together

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5s ‘n 7s

high pressure system
totem pole pecking order
sulking in the ranks
time’s up, groveling’s over
storm alarm: it’s thank$ or tank$

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white sheets of lightning
storm like a passion unleashed
that first time we did
fought like caged cougars in heat
twice exhausted, slept like lambs

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trials of the trail
full on thunder Ϟ lightning storm
rain’s taste of the sea
briny cloudburst inside tent
brave the downpour reigning out

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microplastic sludge
merlads mating with mermaids
children of the storm

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stormin’ their ram parts
snipped off like toenails they were
horned, but not horny

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sketchy power grab
redraw-the-map border war
when death stormed on-stage

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storm named after you
your ‘Here I am’ hurricane
mayhem come and gone

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storm cloud horizon
hot tempest in a teacup
elections up next

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braced against the storm
war hawk versus the love dove
embracing the breeze

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no bathroom in sight
tears of frustration want out
not storm but crisis

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fraught storm’s afterglow
from crisis, magnificence
but make-up sex is best

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.
~Mahatma Gandhi

You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm.
~Sam Harris

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It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
~Charles Caleb Colton

You can learn to prevent a storm, or you can learn to ride the storm. If you learn to ride the storm, the storm is not a problem anymore.
~Jaggi Vasudev

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The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.
~Robert Jordan

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
~Aesop

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Though the man quarrels with the storm, it still passes over his house.
~Yoruban Proverb

The more violent the storm, the sooner it is over.
~Roman Proverb

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Ride the storm. Cheer wildly. Gather strength from life’s storms.
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are strong enough, you can enjoy even in the middle of a storm!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

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The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on
across the woods and across time,
and the world looks as if it had no age…
~Rainer Maria Rilke

Every abstract picture of the world is as impossible as a blueprint of a storm. Don’t be ashamed because you’re human: be proud! Inside you, vaults behind vaults open endlessly. You will never be finished, and that’s as it should be.
~Tomas Transtromer

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It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
~Amelia Barr

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
~Jean Paul

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There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
~Willa Sibert Cather

Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.
~Bill Hybels

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Wind tries to show Tree how to run wild.
Tree: I cannot leave this place.
Wind: Then let’s dance.
~Terri Guillemets

Life isn’t finding shelter in the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
~Sherrilyn Kenyon

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The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.
~Vincent Van Gogh

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THIS EDITION: discover

Quoted In The Grove:
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
~Aldous Huxley

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
~Erol Ozan

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
~Bertrand Russell

EndQuote:
Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.
~Gary Hamel

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Exercise Prompt, 07/05 (on, or about): storm

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Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
~Nat Turner

I feel by posing for Playboy I’ve discovered my own sexuality and beauty, and I feel more confident than ever.
~Heather Kozar

After a few months in my parents’ basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
~David Sedaris

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You know when you read that someone has to leave a show or a tour because they had ‘nervous exhaustion’? Well, I had one of those and discovered that I was quite close to death. I always assumed that my lifestyle was going to take me at an early age, but when it was actually occurring I was, ‘Not yet!’ I pulled back.
~David Johansen

You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.
~Salma Hayek

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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
~James Allen

Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.
~Robert Breault

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are portals of discovery.
~James Joyce

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We’re living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it’s run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
~Deepak Chopra

I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you.
~Terry Brooks

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
~William Ralph Inge

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
~Paul Cezanne

The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
~Samuel Smiles

His imagination conceived and bore – worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it.
~Algernon H Blackwood

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Posted From The Grove

I was looking for something like baseball, where there’s a lot of data and the competition was pretty low. That’s when I discovered politics.
~Nate Silver

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
~Kurt Vonnegut

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In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
~Bianca Jagger

No matter where I go – London, Beirut, Jerusalem, Washington, Beijing, or Bangalore – I’m always looking to rediscover that land of ten thousand lakes where politics actually worked to make people’s lives better, not pull them apart.
~Thomas Friedman

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We campaigned on the fact that we were going to have to take difficult decisions because of the state of the public finances. When we got into government we discovered that actually the public finances were in an even worse state than we thought.
~Theresa May

Maybe that first, gigantic deficit the Reaganites piled up was an accident, just a combination of deluded “supply side” tax cuts and a huge bag of good stuff for the Pentagon. But pretty quickly conservatives discovered that deficits, when done correctly, did something really cool: deficits defunded the Left.
~Thomas Frank

If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love, we find out who we want to be; in war, we find out who we are.
~Kristin Hannah

Time discovers truth.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
~Milton Friedman

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
~Benjamin Tucker

To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
~Mikhail Bakunin (Russian anarchist)

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If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
~Bernard Meltzer

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
~David Seabury

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
~Alexis de Tocqueville

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If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
~Jonathan Sacks

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
~Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.
~Milton Friedman

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
~Will Durant

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
~Woodrow Wilson

Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom.
~Javier Bardem

To put the issue as simply as possible: we maintain freedom not in order to indulge error but in order to discover truth.
~George Washington

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A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself.
~Bo Bennett

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
~Henry Ford

Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
~Marshall McLuhan

Let the public discover that 5 per cent of your advertising is exaggeration, and it immediately suspects the other 95 per cent.
~Walter E Weld

The ’60s morally superior idealists became the generation that chose money over the planet and their children’s future. This is not hypocrisy, but to rediscover human nature.
~author unknown

Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver.
~Jonathan Sacks

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Because Coffee drinkers live longer:

~Bright Side: 7 Facts About Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know (6:47)

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~FoodInsider: What Coffee Looks Like Around The World (4:32)

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Swedish Egg Coffee ‒ where bitterness & impurities are rafted out
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/swedish-egg-coffee-recipe_l_603d1240c5b6ff75ac3e52d6?ncid=newsltushpmgnews

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Six Unusual Coffee Brewing Methods ‒ methods, meaning products
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/unusual-coffee-brewing-methods_l_6247599fe4b0d8266aac24c9?5m1e

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Coffee/Caffeine Benefits ~ recent news even more encouraging
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/well/eat/coffee-health-benefits.html?campaign_id

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It was less a literary thing than a linguistic, philosophical preoccupation… discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate, elementary experience.
~Robert Morgan

Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.
~William Glasser

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
~Roger Bacon

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Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
~Will Durant

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
~Maria Montessori

In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.
~Constance Baker Motley

I went whole hog at the actor’s lifestyle – really embraced it. I had by then known how much I loved acting already, because I discovered acting from a teacher in the seminary – that’s the first place I ever did it, in the seminary.
~Peter Jurasik

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
~Mark Van Doren

Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain.
~Bryant H McGill

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
~Barbara de Angelis

It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
~Marianne Williamson

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§ VIDEO:

Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you’re playing through your own experience – so we’re all different.
~Ian Mckellen

I discovered early on that some performers live their life in order to act, so all their relationships are simply an experience that they can feed back into their work. Which I find vampiric.
~Cate Blanchett

The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you’re realizing how great they are.
~Terry Gross

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I never felt cool growing up. I was a bit of an outsider, but I discovered theatre very early on, which got me through.
~Eric McCormack

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.
~Morgan Freeman

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I first wanted to be a psychiatrist. I decided against that in medical school when I discovered that psychiatrists didn’t, in reality, do what they did on TV.
~Benjamin Carson

In the theatre, people talk. Talk, talk until the cows come home about journeys of discovery and about what Hazlitt thought of a line of Shakespeare. I can’t stand it.
~Anthony Hopkins

I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines.
~Edward Norton

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A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
~Albert Camus

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
~Leon Battista Alberti

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~Omeleto: Sock and Buskin (14:16) just shy of maudlin

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~Jack Dunphy: Brontosaurus (8:19) mature, animated, the difference of two dinosaurs

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~MagnetFilm: Widdershins (11:16) steampunk hijinx meets hapless love, animated

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~Omeleto: Unicorn Code (11:05) safety in captivity?

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Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
~L Frank Baum

Young men! I invite you to honest, prayerful heart-study. Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul!
~Rev T L Cuyler

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One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
~Blaise Pascal

A wise man travels to discover himself.
~James Russell Lowell

The world won’t discover you until you find yourself.
~Arnold H Glasow

You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
~Barbra Streisand

Yes, I worry that somebody will discover the truth about me — and not tell me what it is.
~Robert Brault

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I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.
~Billy Corgan

You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
~Alan Alda

The delights of self-discovery are always available.
~Gail Sheehy

The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
~David Herbert Lawrence

My first care the following morning was, to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
~Adelbert von Chamisso

I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
~Tobey Maguire

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
~William James

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
~Joyce Grenfell

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
~Pearl S. Buck

I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
~John Burroughs

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We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
~Samuel Smiles

It’s true that by blundering about, we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold.
~Francis Crick

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§ MUSIC:

I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
~Rick Springfield

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I loved the Cure and Bauhaus and the Smiths. The people in my town weren’t privy to that kind of music and I got abused. I discovered the microphone to get out some of that angst.
~Fred Durst

If one more ‘journalist’ makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans’ help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.
~Marilyn Manson

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My music must reflect whatever’s going on in my mind, and my life needs to evolve for me to discover who it is I’m becoming.
~Shania Twain

My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I’m four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.
~Christina Ricci

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
~Steve Albini

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But my strength was in singing and songwriting, which was a new discovery for me when I was 18. And I decided if I pursued songwriting, which is what was closest to my heart, then there would be no competition. I would just live my life being myself and living my dream.
~Jason Mraz

I heard Nirvana, and discovered that songs could be like poetry, but a little bit more refined: you didn’t have to have 20 verses to get your point across.
~Justin Townes Earle

What I’ve discovered is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth ‒ and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love.
~Lady Gaga

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Dis•Covers: Classics and Olde Anthems

~Bob Dylan’s: Don’t Think Twice

~Monica Martin (3:58) woman taking her soulful time with a classic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXXyp-jvWx4

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~Jack and Daisy (3:02) young talents mastering the mountain of an old masterpiece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3TNskSXj08

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~Motley Fool: Mike Shade (3:14) takes the song another direction, a worthy detour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3AhJkEK2Fw

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~Bette Midler: The Rose, feat. First Aid Kit (3:29)

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~Nora Jones: Turn Me On, feat. Lessismore (2:53) home-crafted, with feeling

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~Paul Simon: eTown Finale, w/ Over The Rhine & The Lone Bellow, Slip Sliding Away (6:17) taking musical turns at the coveted mic

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~Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World, feat. Meryl Streep, Bette Midler, Cher, Olivia Newton John, Goldie Hawn (3:51) ya wanna believe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHRGYLutYAY

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~The Beatles’: In My Life

~Sara Niemietz, W G Snuffy Walden (3:16) a second, layered delivery of the music to be found in her eyes, divine fret-work backing her
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss3sK-C-bIw

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~Madison Cunningham (3:21) sweet, reverential rendering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-VSDUqVmnI

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~Judy Collins (2:54) w/ a pure, effortless voice, the lyrics emerge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13uK6uRrhPk

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~Bette Midler (4:16) her bigger-than-life magic on display
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ielv_IOFAMU

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~Sean Connery (2:30) the lyrics read as the poem it is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3nVFAyfpeY

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The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
~Pearl S Buck

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
~Alexander Smith

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it.
~Jeanne Moreau

When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
~Zhang Ziyi

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The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
~Pearl S Buck

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
~Joseph Conrad

You’d think that in this age, especially in the 21st century – especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we’ve made – that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.
~Tori Amos

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We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
~Gore Vidal

I’m a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.
~Rachel McAdams

Unfenced by law, the unmarried lover can quit a bad relationship at any time. But you – the legally married person who wants to escape doomed love – may soon discover that a significant portion of your marriage contract belongs to the State, and that it sometimes takes a very long while for the State to grant you your leave.
~Elizabeth Gilbert

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
~Thomas Moore

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
~Nafisa Joseph

A few years ago, kids from poor areas in France were asked to draw items of food. For a chicken, they drew a drumstick. For a fish, they drew a fish stick. Those are extremes, but there is a lot that needs to be done to help children discover good food.
~Joel Robuchon

After my pregnancy, I discovered I have an allergy to yeast. Problem is, all the food I love has yeast in it. So I have to relearn how to cook.
~Tia Mowry

The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself.
~Brad Pitt

We need to rediscover the idea of the common good and work together to build a home.
~Jonathan Sacks

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
~Joseph Addison

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Researchers have discovered that chocolate produced some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can’t remember what they are.
~Matt Lauer

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity‒ but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
~Earl Warren

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
~P G Wodehouse

Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money.
~Gary Larson

I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy – the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!
~David Copperfield

For some reason I can’t explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you’re doing and keep your imagination open. That’s a youthful way of looking at life and I think that reflects in how you age.
~Joshua Bell

I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.
~Charles M Schulz

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau

Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who
Before us pass’d the door of Darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the Road
Which to discover we must travel too.
~Edward Fitzgerald

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
~Clarence Darrow

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
~Carl Sagan

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
~Chuck Palahniuk

You ride off into the sunset and discover it’s the sunrise.
~Robert Brault

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Bear Creek Forest (The Entrance)
© David Lorenz Winston

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There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made the discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.
~Enrico Fermi

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
~Humphrey Davy

It is a profound mistake to think that everything has been discovered; as well as think the horizon the boundary of the world.
~Lemierre

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance ‒ it is the illusion of knowledge.
~Daniel J Boorstin

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The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
~Albert Einstein

Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.
~Michael Crichton

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No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
~Sir Isaac Newton

Very few recognize science as the high adventure it really is, the wildest of all explorations ever taken by human beings, the chance to glimpse things never seen before, the shrewdest maneuver for discovering how the world works.
~Lewis Thomas

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
~Sir Isaac Newton

No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination.
~George Henry Lewes

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
~Henri Poincare

Nearly every great discovery in science has come as the result of providing a new question rather than a new answer.
~Paul A Meglitsch

Through the unknown, we’ll find the new.
~Charles Baudelaire

A new principle is an exhaustible source of new views.
~Vauvenargues

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Printing, gunpowder, and the mariner’s needle (compass), these three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world.
~Francis Bacon

I do not much wish well to discoveries, for I am always afraid they will end in conquest and robbery.
~Samuel Johnson

But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
~Joseph Rotblat

I don’t believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
~Christiaan Barnard

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Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world.
~John Polkinghorne

Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
~Thomas Paine

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’
~Isaac Asimov

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Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That’s the game in science.
~Michael Crichton

Discovery is exciting, no matter how big or small or close or distant
~Mike Brown

New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
~Herbert Hoover

There is no better high than discovery.
~E O Wilson

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Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.
~Noam Chomsky

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
~Arthur Koestler

Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
~Joseph Henry

The discovery of the power of our thoughts will prove to be the most important discovery of our time.
~William James

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It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.
~Michael Behe

It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on.
~Michael Behe

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The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
~Michael Crichton

Greater even than the greatest discovery is to keep open the way to future discovery.
~John Jacob Abel

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Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
~Aleister Crowley

People wouldn’t even go into science unless there was something much bigger to be discovered, something that is transcendent.
~David Eagleman

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A great discovery is a fact whose appearance in science gives rise to shining ideas, whose light dispels many obscurities and shows us new paths.
~Claude Bernard

I was discovering that if you just set people in motion, they’ll heal themselves.
~Gabrielle Roth

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If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
~Stephen Hawking

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
~Jacob Bronowski

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@Writers Platform

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
~Helen Hayes

…when you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. A lesser book on rereading often reveals new subtleties. A great one is more like an instrument of self-discovery.
~Clifton Fadiman

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There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it’s a very close relationship. We can do that because we’re so small.
~James Laughlin

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
~Thomas Carlyle

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You know, the process of making a documentary is one of discovery, and like writing a story, you follow a lead and that leads you to something else and then by the time you finish, the story is nothing like you expected.
~William Shatner

When you write biographies, whether it’s about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human.
~Walter Isaacson

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Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
~Boris Pasternak

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
~George Murray

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
~Paul Valery

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
~Gustave Flaubert

To sit down to write is to discover you have things to teach yourself
you did not know you knew.
~author unknown

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
~Aldous Huxley

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Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
~Oprah Winfrey

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.
~Robert Benchley

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
~Virginia Woolf

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Prewritten Prompt: discover

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Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
~Thomas Merton

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
~Pearl S Buck

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The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
~Paul Kurtz

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
~Lionel Blue

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To discover the original plan of God is to manifest the work of creation.
~Sunday Adelaja

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
~Voltaire

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There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men’s own righteousness…
~Jonathan Edwards

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The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
~Soren Kierkegaard

Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers.
~Jonathan Sacks

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
~Malcolm Muggeridge

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
~Herman Hesse

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§ The Exercise:

forecast

clouds are kids that play the sky
swept by currents, beyond knowing why
swayed by winds of drift and change
uncertain future, shape and range
roughed up, buffeted by raging storms
discover lightning, strikes that harm
full at the mercy of outside forces
when earth and heaven stage divorces

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revelation #21

to discover your uncovering
torrid lust hot and sweltering
revenge porn and your ruining
truth online of your adultering
drooling interest come and gone
having seen you, nothing on

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vexed

stymied by a hexed duality
discovered, an exotic sexuality
beauty’s come-hither complexity
reclining curves’ defining sensuality
but love is best encountered distantly
lust burns for you, just not close to me
you might all be had if loved platonically

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monumental

belatedly, the discovery of eyes
the light they’re receiving
their secrets revealing
the sights that they’re seeing
believers perceiving
the rest unbelieving
tattletale micro-expressions
simpering love to probing aggression
caught in the act when first realized
nothing compares to a mirror surprised

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5s ‘n 7s

undiscovered nude
uncovered beauty of you
too good to be true
goddess at bath hidden view
blinded by sight, worth it tho

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discover the blue
turn burning red at sunset
sky was the limit
rainbow promise against flood
self-kindled flame contract void

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wet discovery
squishy brown ooze between toes
park picnic croquet

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serendipity
discovered serenity
took just you and me

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chocolate hazelnut
ground coffee mix, toast muffin
a discovery

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
~Marguerite Young

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
~Soren Kierkegaard

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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
~Martin Luther King, Jr

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B Smedes

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It’s easy to be lazy when there’s food lying around backstage or there’s a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
~Alex Kapranos

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
~Andre Gide

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We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
~Marcel Proust

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
~Napoleon Hill

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What I learned on my own I still remember.
~Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.
~Shelby Foote

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There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
~William Barclay

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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