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Top 100 Closed Mind Sayings

#1. Repression isn't the answer. I know that. It's one of the things that punish the body for what's closed up in the mind. It's always so much easier to analyze someone else, always much harder to see things when it's yourself. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#2. I closed my eyes then but it was too dark to clearly see that vision that my body would conjure out of blood and the inside of skin when light hit it, but I'd seen it so often, examined it so carefully, that it wasn't hard for me to call to mind. - Author: China Mieville
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#3. Beyond speech and mind,
Into the river of ever-effulgent Light
My heart dives.
Today thousands of doors, closed for millennia,
Are opened wide. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#4. And as we live our lives we discover - drawing toward us the thin threads attached to each - what has been lost. I closed my eyes and tried to bring to mind as many beautiful lost things as I could. Drawing them closer, holding on to them. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#5. Being open is happiness and being closed is sadness. So free your mind from the prison of binding ideas and thoughts. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#6. An introvert talks more than an extrovert because when the mouth is closed, the mind is opened. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#7. In the spiritual search doubt is beneficial, a closed mind is not. Doubt used wisely assists enlightenment; a closed mind assists ignorance. - Author: Ian Gardner
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#8. Lane closed her eyes and pressed her lips together at the sound of the nickname, a thousand memories whirling through her mind. He hadn't meant it to hurt her, but even the smallest nick could reopen old wounds. - Author: Courtney Walsh
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#9. I keep my eyes closed as tightly as I can, but in my mind, everyone in the square looks like my father and they all have his voice. I hate you all. I imagine my hands at their throats, choking, silencing them, one by one. - Author: Marie Lu
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#10. At the moment the eyes of the body closed, the eyes of the mind were opened. - Author: Ousmane Sembene
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#11. A closed country is a dying country... A closed mind is a dying mind.' from a radio broadcast in 1947 - Author: Edna Ferber
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#12. Shiloh had become far too used to it; for all that she paid him no mind, the moment his sharp fangs pierced the skin on the inside of her thigh, her head lolled back against the seat and she closed her eyes. The feeling was still delectable even now. - Author: Elaine White
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#13. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#14. Life can't give to you if your hands are closed. Open your mind, open your heart, and open your arms. - Author: Louise Hay
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#15. Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don't know about. Limit your 'always' and your 'nevers.' - Author: Amy Poehler
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#16. I'm still so incredibly tired. I lie there with my eyes still closed, just relaxing. I love that warm, fuzzy moment when I wake up and thoughts travel through my mind like a slow river. All my fears and worries are distant concerns that don't really bother me. - Author: Gracie Strattyn
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#17. There is no greater ignorance than a man with a closed mind - Author: Lou Silluzio
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#18. Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart. - Author: Byron Katie
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#19. Ego is this this higher conscious concept that we have of ourselves and we feel that we must live by it with a closed mind. We can be Self Aware of this concept or purely just blinded. I think the answer to this problem is being Self Aware and changing our current perception for the better. - Author: Matthew Donnelly
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#20. Your windows are closed, your doors are closed! Open your windows, open your doors! Let the air and sunshine enter inside, let the ideas flow into you, let the thoughts flock into your mind! Take, so that you can give! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#21. As people gain more authority, they often develop a lack of patience in listening to those under them. A deaf ear is the first indication of a closed mind. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#22. And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#23. My overflowing leisure handed me the world and at the same time prevented me from seeing it. Just as the sun, filtering through the closed venetian blinds on a hot afternoon, makes the whole magnificence of summer blaze in my mind; whereas if I face its direct harsh glare it blinds me. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#24. Faith does not imply a closed, but an open mind. Quite the opposite of blindness, faith appreciates the vast spiritual realities that materialist overlook by getting trapped in the purely physical. - Author: John Marks Templeton
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#25. Minds, like parachutes, function better when open, but, like fists, they strike harder when closed. - Author: L.E. Modesitt Jr.
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#26. Arrogance and Conceit are the mother and father of a closed mind.
Charles Jennings, "Journey of the Chosen". - Author: Richard Nance
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#27. An open-door policy doesn't do much for a closed mind. - Author: Bob Nelson
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#28. He lay still and quiet. He absorbed the enveloping darkness, slowly relaxed his limbs from end to end, eased and regulated his breathing, gradually cleared his mind of all thought, closed his eyes, and was completely incapable of getting to sleep. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#29. Don't go through life with a closed mind. Allow innovations and creativity to flow. We should always challenge ourselves to excel in more ways than one. Be open to ideas or suggestions on how to improve. And, the chances of reaching your goals will increase enormously. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
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#30. I want to become the favorite song of my own uprising. I want to see the most forgotten, unused part of my soul the one which for years I kept closed out of spite, find the courage to go up to my mind and start writing liberation slogans across its highest fences. - Author: Angelos Michalopoulos
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#31. The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by. - Author: Danny Wallace
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#32. For intellectuals, everyone's mind is closed but their own. - Author: Anthony Daniels
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#33. I've sort of closed my mind off to reality shows: I just don't watch them, don't care about them, don't know who the characters are, but they're all in general usage. - Author: Joe Dante
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#34. We live in a big world, and it is important for us to be aware of culture other than our own. Learn something new, whether you think you're interested in it or not. That's the opposite of having a closed mind or a closed door. - Author: Donald Trump
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#35. I tried to close my ears to the strange worshipful chanting and fix my mind on God, but the Egyptians' idolatry weighed down my weary shoulders and brought tears to my closed eyes. - Author: Kristen Reed
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#36. Open eyes are of little use when the mind behind them is closed. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#37. Don't watch the redheaded mind reader whispered.
I closed my eyes. - Author: Stephenie Meyer
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#38. You see a lot of UFOs with closed eyes and opened mind. - Author: Toba Beta
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#39. Sometimes I closed my eyes hard to avoid thinking, but the eye of the mind refused to be closed and continued to plague me with images. - Author: Ishmael Beah
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#40. When the doors begin to close, the mind begins to open. - Author: Curtis Tyrone Jones
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#41. I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. - Author: Gerry Spence
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#42. This alone is to be feared - the closed mind, the sleeping imagination, the death of the spirit. The death of the body is to that, I think, a little thing. - Author: Winifred Holtby
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#43. Yoga means union of the individual mind with universal mind, so meditation is considered the essence of yoga. The transformation of the mind and body during meditation is significantly more profound than simply resting with your eyes closed. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#44. It is discouraging to try to penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. That would take some of the rigidity out of it. - Author: Mark Twain
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#45. Once the windows of the mind are opened, they can never be closed. Let the fresh breeze of thoughts come in now. - Author: Sohail Mahmood
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#46. The ragged curtains were reaching out across the room and the foot of the bed was soaked with rain. She got up and closed the window to protect her from the storm outside. However, there was no protection from the storm that was always brewing in her mind. - Author: Nancy B. Brewer
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#47. His closed-eye appearances had deceived many visitors, I was told, but they might then find, to their cost, that these closed eyes veiled the sharpest attention, the clearest and deepest mind, they were ever likely to encounter. On - Author: Oliver Sacks
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#48. Boredom is a symptom of a conditioned and closed mind. If you are bored, you're doing yourself a tremendous disservice. Open your mind, break-free from your conditioned routine, and reignite the flames of excitement and discovery. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#49. We live in bad times. People do harm to those they don't understand. There is nothing worse than a closed mind and the blind trust that you are the only person to be right. - Author: Leora Cika Waldman
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#50. You'll find that more doors open if you approach them with an open heart rather than a closed mind. - Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
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#51. He closed his eyes, shook his head. If he could get her alone somewhere, somewhere completely private, he'd kill her. He would break a rock over her head and split her skull open so that he could see, just for a second, what the fuck was in her mind. - Author: Adam Ross
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#52. Openness and honesty rather than a closed mind inspire trust in others. - Author: Mohit
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#53. But since Freud still conceives the mind as a closed system, desires are not expelled but only hidden away. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#54. If you keep your eyes closed, your mind will show you all kinds of crazy movies ... But with your eyes open, all you had to face was the nothingness of what you were really doing. - Author: Adam Johnson
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#55. The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#56. The danger of a closed mind is that it can also leave good things like love, compassion and reason on its outside. - Author: Lennox Lewis
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#57. Lou could imagine Rich hiding within. She closed her eyes, letting her mind wander, search, and finally focus on him. Hurry up, Rich, she thought. Feeling the tug of connection, a thrill of anticipation ran up her spine. Lou didn't let herself nudge events often, but she did it today. - Author: Danika Stone
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#58. With her mouth closed, her mind screamed. - Author: Julia Charlo
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#59. Love is never blind; it sees with ucute clarity. A closed mind, wounded heart, and a bitter disposition surely cannot perceive love's myriad ways of communicating. - Author: T.F. Hodge
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#60. My book Abraham and Obama will open up your mind even when your eyes are closed - Author: Jerry Zerg
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#61. Ignorant mind is a tightly closed door! To open it, you must knock the door repeatedly! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#62. The heart will listen when the eyes are closed. The heart will hear when the mind is shut. The heart will move you when you feel you have nothing left. Stories talk to the heart. Our stories will rescue the heart of America. - Author: Rob Kall
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#63. His words and ensuing actions - fleeing instead of fighting - had indeed put a bit of doubt in the kindly elf's not-so-closed mind. - Author: R.A. Salvatore
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#64. I had never considered marriage, but I had an open mind, and I was to learn after a brief try at it that most open minds should be closed for repairs. - Author: Wilson Mizner
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#65. A closed mind is like a parachute malfunction, a mind like a parachute only works if it is fully open. - Author: Brian Michael Good
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#66. I'm not sure what is worse, a closed mind or a closed book. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#67. I forced myself to keep my eyes open so I could memorize every curve of her face. I wanted the image burned so deeply in my memory that when I closed my eyes to sleep at night, she would be the last thing I saw and the first person on my mind when I woke. - Author: Teresa Mummert
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#68. A mind of one logic is the mind of a prison. - Author: Lionel Suggs
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#69. His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink. - Author: William Golding
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#70. You learn if you mind stay open. And once you can't learn no more, your mind must be closed. Life goes on and you keep growing, you know? - Author: Bobby Womack
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#71. Don't assume a door is closed; push on it. Don't assume if it was closed yesterday that it is closed today. Don't ever stop learning and improving your mind. If you do, you're going to be left behind. - Author: Marian Wright Edelman
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#72. At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but 'silent' does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality. - Author: Thubten Yeshe
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#73. One question remained to me. "If a higher level of bujutsu involves fighting with the mind, what then is the very highest level?" He closed his eyes for a while, seeing things he would never show me. "That," he said, "would be never to fight at all. - Author: Tan Twan Eng
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#74. Travellers with closed minds can tell us little except about themselves - Author: Chinua Achebe
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#75. Battered by the mind noise, huddled in the back with eyes closed and fists clenched, the old Melissa had understood pep rallies about as well as a bird sucked through a jet engine comprehended aircraft design. - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#76. The hardest thing to open is a closed mind. - Author: Ahmed Kathrada
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#77. I try not to be surprised. Surprise is the public face of a mind that has been closed. - Author: Bernard Beckett
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#78. The smallest world on earth is that which is created by a closed mind. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#79. It got so that when he closed his eyes, letters and words danced in his mind. He thought of little else during that time. - Author: Christopher Paolini
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#80. Don't accuse anyone with the temerity to question your sad supernatural fantasies of having a 'closed mind' or being 'blind to possibilities'. A closed mind asks no questions, unthinkingly accepting that which it wants to believe. The blindness is all yours.[17 - Author: Charlie Brooker
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#81. The intricate gears of her mind ticking silently at no one, thoughts pinging the closed windows like a trapped bee. p. 251 - Author: Celeste Ng
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#82. A closed mind is a dying mind. - Author: Edna Ferber
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#83. Rather than pound or a national mind that he believed had been closed by his critics, John Quincy Adams decided to seek a place in the is the esteem of future generations. - Author: Paul C. Nagel
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#84. deaf ear is evidence of a closed mind. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#85. The only real stupidity is that of a closed mind. - Author: Jan Garavaglia
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#86. Nothing is as certain as a closed mind - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#87. I have great hopes that we shall learn in due time how to emotionalise and mythologise their science to such an extent that what is, in effect, a belief in us (though not under that name) will creep in while the human mind remains closed to belief in the Enemy. The - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#88. The drawings that interest me most are made with closed eyes. With eyes closed, I feel my hand slide down on the paper. I have an image in mind, but the results always surprise me. - Author: Willem De Kooning
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#89. Once you've decided that something's absolutely true, you've closed your mind on it, and a closed mind doesn't go anywhere. Question everything. That's what education's all about. - Author: David Eddings
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#90. You gotta bear in mind, the youth - and this is just in Britain alone - have nowhere to go in the evenings. They've closed all the social centers. There's not even a patch of grass to kick a ball on. - Author: John Lydon
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#91. He closed by telling us the real battle is won in the mind. It's won by guys who understand their areas of weakness, who sit and think about it, plotting and planning to improve. Attending to the detail. Work on their weaknesses and overcome them. Because they can. - Author: Marcus Luttrell
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#92. The walls of people hardly affected me. You closed your mind to such things. - Author: Walter Rohrl
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#93. It is given to no human being to stereotype a set of truths, and walk safely by their guidance with his mind's eye closed. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#94. Buddhist meditation doen't necessarily mean sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed. Simply observing how your mind is responding to the sense world as you go about your business - walking, talking, shopping, whatever - can be a really perfect meditation and bring a perfect result. - Author: Thubten Yeshe
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#95. Despite the fact that a predicted 350,000 persons in the US will die of cancer this year, the cancer bureaucracy keeps a closed mind ... the basic issue is not the efficacy of Laetrile, but the infringement of freedom in what amounts to a life and death question. - Author: Phil Crane
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#96. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. - Author: Clara Barton
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#97. With that in mind, Luke closed his eyes and thought determinedly of Dominic's smile. The next morning, his father's helicopter crashed in Colombia. - Author: Alessandra Hazard
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#98. We've got to have mind-collecting weeks in our zendos where your mind tries to fly off like a Tinker Toy and like a good soldier you put it back together with your eyes closed except of course the whole thing is wrong. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#99. I've come up with my own cure for a closed mind: try it once, and see. - Author: Georges St-Pierre
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#100. What he did succeed in seeing behind him in his mind's eye was tiny, compressed like a closed accordion. - Author: Milan Kundera
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