Clinging Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Clinging

#1. The battle against the dark one and the clinging to the right one is what my life is about. - Author: Johnny Cash
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#2. You give up not meditating. It's called meditation action. There's no way out of it. Meditation means to be constantly extricating yourself from the clinging of mind. - Author: Ram Dass
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#3. There I was, clinging to the scraps of happiness that I could finally feel again: coffee and books and an afternoon with my best friend. What right did I have, when he was gone? - Author: Emery Lord
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#4. Margaretha suddenly plastered herself against his chest, burying her face in his shoulder and clinging to him with one hand, while she held the torch in her other hand away from them. He wrapped his arm around her, to protect her. - Author: Melanie Dickerson
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#5. Religionists are clinging to little, positive, verbal, formal versions of the moral law ... while the laws of the Law, the great circling truths whose only adequate symbol is the material laws, the astronomy etc. are all unobserved, and sneered at when spoken of. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#6. Ideal love is fostered only between two sincere, mature and independent people. Real love is not two people clinging to each other; it can only be fostered between two strong people secure in their individuality. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#7. clinging to modesty in the age of the Others is like sacrificing a goat to make it rain. - Author: Rick Yancey
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#8. Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn't worry. - Author: Carlos Castaneda
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#9. The truth is we never stop being children, terrible children covered in sores and knotty veins and tumors and age spots, but ultimately children, in other words we never stop clinging to life because we are life. - Author: Roberto Bolano
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#10. What is the biggest tragedy you wouldn't be conscious of? Letting life pass you by. Living like a starfish, clinging to your one unchanging colorless rock. - Author: Julia Glass
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#11. All things are transitory. All things must pass. Attachments whether to material possessions, to people, to places to name, are futile. Despite your clinging, these things will fade away. - Author: Hari Kunzru
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#12. Now this, monks, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; seperation from what is pleasing is suffering ... in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#13. Elizabeth studied the blurry tabloid photo, which showed her cousin Mary Stuart leaving a Paris disco at dawn, drunkenly clinging to the arm of a French tennis pro. The message was very clear. Put passion first and you end up neither loved nor respected. - Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
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#14. He was going to miss everything. But he guessed that was how everybody always felt. Everyone was losing things, leaving things behind, clinging to old memories as they rushed into the future. Everyone was a passenger on a runaway train. - Author: Philip Reeve
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#15. Young men seemed to collect by her side, ready with drinks and conversation. She tanned quickly and easily, her delicate limbs oiled and gleaming. In the evening, she made the most of her new tan in low-cut clinging evening dresses in white or black. - Author: Kathleen Tessaro
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#16. Clinging to any form of conservatism can be dangerous. Become too conservative and you are unprepared for surprises. You cannot depend on luck. Logic is blind and often knows only its own past. Logic is good for playing chess but is often too slow for the needs of survival. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#17. What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood? - Author: Buddha
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#18. That was how she felt. Like a petal clinging to its stem, hopeful of staying, fearful of being cast away. - Author: Amanda Tero
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#19. We live in an age of generational turmoil. Baby-boom parents are accused of clinging on to jobs and houses which they should be freeing up for their children. Twentysomethings who can't afford to leave home and can't get jobs are attacked as aimless and immature. - Author: Jane Ridley
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#20. Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging. - Author: Matt Damon
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#21. She switched the headlamp on and saw bats clinging to the side of the cave inches from her face. Someone whimpered. She supposed it was her. She switched the lamp off and played out the rope, dropping more slowly, trying to control the whimpering. - Author: Janet Evanovich
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#22. The lye clinging in the exact shape of Tyler's kiss is a bonfire or a branding iron or an atomic pile meltdown on my hand at the end of a long, long road I picture miles away from me. Tyler tells me to come back and be with him. My hand is leaving, tiny and on the horizon at the end of the road. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#23. A long hallway, hung profusely with dark, water-stained sporting prints, served as a lobby, in which centuries of sacrificed kippers had left the smell of their smoky souls clinging to the wallpaper. Only the patch of sunshine visible through the open front door relieved the gloom - Author: Alan Bradley
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#24. Until we stop clinging to the concept of good and evil, the world will continue to manifest as friendly goddesses and harmful demons. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#25. He kissed me like we'd been lovers in hundreds of lifetimes before this one, like he wouldn't rest until he found me in a hundred more lifetimes in the future. He kissed me like I was everything he needed, and I was clinging to the hope that I was. - Author: Nicole Williams
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#26. Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century. - Author: William McKinley
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#27. As in all of biology, comparative studies showing differences among species are often helpful for a better understanding of the basic mechanisms; with all its advantages, there is a danger of clinging exclusively to one model organism. - Author: John Tyler Bonner
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#28. Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame, or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully. - Author: Mark Epstein
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#29. Clinging uncritically to traditional ideas and beliefs often serves to obscure or deny real facts of our life history. - Author: Alice Miller
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#30. If life were a sea adventure, I knew: I wouldn't be sailor, pirate, or cabin boy but more likely a barnacle clinging to the side of the boat. - Author: Sara Levine
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#31. Sam, clinging to Frodo's arm, collapsed on a step in the black darkness. 'Poor old Bill!' he said in a choking voice. 'Poor old Bill! Wolves and snakes! But the snakes were too much for him. I had to choose, Mr. Frodo. I had to come with you. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#32. Because I sensed in him the magic of a poet, a storyteller who can bind you with tales of things that had never been and could never be. And I felt myself so bound. Pulled under. At a loss for breath in his presence, just as I once was in a river, clinging to life. - Author: Stephanie Dray
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#33. Cling to the One who clings to nothing;
And so clinging, cease to cling. - Author: Thiruvalluvar
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#34. A man must have something to cling to. Without that he is as a pea vine sprawling in search of a trellis ... I was all asprawl, clinging to Beauty, which is a very restless trellis. - Author: E.B. White
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#35. Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail the sky cracked its poems in naked wonder, that the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze, leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder - Author: Bob Dylan
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#36. Oh Jesus, thank You. It's only through You that I can fathom such grace. To be redeemed to You through a mercy I can't even begin to understand. But I believe in You. I trust in You. And I'm clinging to Your promises as if they truly are life rafts in a dark and stormy sea. - Author: Diane Moody
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#37. Remember: no attachment should grow, no clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your freedom, your individuality. - Author: Rajneesh
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#38. In fact, the mothers of all her girl friends impressed on their daughters the necessity of being helpless, clinging, doe-eyed creatures. Really, it took a
lot of sense to cultivate and hold such a pose. - Author: Margaret Mitchell
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#39. I wake up each morning wanting to die before the day is out, but I continue to live, suffering and fighting, fighting and suffering, clinging on to that certainty that it will all end one day. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#40. Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of clinging for what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the absolute view, you should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky. - Author: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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#41. My Date was waiting for me at the kitchen door, ears perked, tail wagging and bits of wicker clinging to his nose and mouth
Abby Shaw, Sucker Punched - Author: Sammi Carter
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#42. The others strapped themselves below - except for Coach Hedge, who insisted on clinging to the forward rail, yelling, YEAH! Bring it on, Lake! - Author: Rick Riordan
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#43. If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. - Author: Bill Maher
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#44. I should have made you go when I had the chance."
"It wasn't your decision to make." I kissed him hard, clinging to him with what little strength I had left. "I would never choose to leave you."
"Isn't that what dying means?" Bitterness echoed through me."Leaving? - Author: Danielle L. Jensen
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#45. I despise the cowardly clinging to life, purely for the sake of life, that seems so deeply ingrained in the American temperament. - Author: Christopher Lasch
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#46. The secure attachment of Western psychology is actually akin to Buddhist non-attachment; avoid-ant attachment is the inverse of being mindful and present; and anxious attachment aligns with Buddhist notions of clinging and grasping. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#47. Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#48. Are you saying that the people here aren't desperate? I think you're wrong. I think they are and they just don't know it.
Oh, they're desperate, all right, but so desperate that they're clinging to what they have. - Author: Julianna Baggott
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#49. I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose. Clinging to a past that doesn't let me chose. - Author: Sarah McLachlan
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#50. Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause -it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out. - Author: Harold Rosenberg
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#51. My mother wanted to shrink from my clinging, but did not. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#52. Freedom from clinging gives room in our hearts to grow. - Author: Gil Fronsdal
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#53. A diet of rations etched his figure, and the sea air and sun peeled back a layer of his essence ... It's as if he's passed through some cloud of aether, and he's come back to us with the outer reaches of the universe still clinging to him. - Author: Adam McOmber
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#54. Instead of clinging to the only Lifeboat that can save, we have tossed overboard biblical truths in the name of [compromise], living on the edge of life, like the man who rides the parameter of a hurricane, daring it to sweep him away. - Author: Billy Graham
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#55. Lily closed her eyes and screamed at the top of her lungs as she made the scariest fall of her life, plunging to her certain death while clinging to her rescuer who really didn't rescue her at all. - Author: Missy Lyons
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#56. We need, in other words, to learn how to enjoy things without feeling entitled to them and without clinging to them. - Author: William B. Irvine
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#57. A sloth once whispered in my ear and told me that when he is clinging to branches he closes his eyes and imagines that he's still a baby holding on to his mama. - Author: Ann Burton
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#58. There was so much of beauty here: the neat, small tracks of a foraging creature, stoat or marten; the inticate tracery of a skeleton leaf, still clinging vainly to its parent tree as, little by little, time stripped it of its substance, leaving only the delicate remembrance of what it had been. - Author: Juliet Marillier
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#59. The biggest thing that has happened to hip-hop is the clinging on to the corporation as the all-mighty hub of the music. - Author: Chuck D
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#60. But don't pull me down or strangle me, he replied: for the Misses Eshton were clinging about him now; and the two dowagers, in vast white wrappers, were bearing down on him like ships in full sail. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#61. Do not cling to anything, to any idea; because clinging is the bondage, even to the idea of enlightenment. - Author: Rajneesh
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#62. Being clingy may work for puppies, but not for you. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#63. Vengeance is a way of clinging to what we have lost. A wedge in the Last Door, and through the crack we can still glimpse the faces of the dead. We strain towards it with all our being, break every rule to have it, but when we clutch it, there is nothing there. Only grief. - Author: Joe Abercrombie
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#64. And one abides independent, not clinging to anything in the world. - Author: Joseph Goldstein
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#65. I do believe - and I know I shouldn't - that art transcends money and success and any of that. You can still do it if you're not clinging to the notion of nobility. - Author: Aleksandar Hemon
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#66. pain clinging to me - like a good friend, - Author: Megan Marshall
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#67. Hard. I gasped, clinging to him as he entered me, feeling my body opening to him in a bright red burst. - Author: Selena Kitt
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#68. All duality is a mind creation, all duality is created by the clinging and attached mind. When there is no attachment there is no duality. - Author: Rajneesh
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#69. I was terrible when I first started skating and was clinging onto the side for dear life, but it's something I'll always have now, and the tour is always so much fun. - Author: Gareth Gates
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#70. I see you over there, just clinging to the wall. Because they told you like ivy you were bound to crawl. But you kept looking up, girl, and I know why. You knew someday you were gonna touch the sky. - Author: John Hiatt
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#71. The appearances of the world are not the problem,
it's clinging to them that causes suffering - Author: Tilopa
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#72. It is not the outer objects that entangle us. It is the inner clinging that entangles us. - Tilopa - Author: Lama Surya Das
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#73. He shifts awkwardly, and I realize a few things:
First, I'm still clinging to a stranger I fell into like an idiot.
Second, before he moved, I think I felt something hard. Down there. Maybe.
Third, I have cupcake all over my face. - Author: Helena Rac
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#74. There are still things I want to do but they're not necessary for me to do. I'm not clinging to anything that I can't open my hands and let go. - Author: Morris West
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#75. Hey," he said, stopping in front of me. "As much fun as it is watching you elbow small children
out of your way while clinging to a makeshift wall ... "
"That kid was hogging all the space!" I huffed. "He had it coming! - Author: Robin Benway
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#76. I was clinging to this tree so passionately that I might very well have committed an act of photosynthesis with it. - Author: Dave Barry
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#77. [H]eavenly personality, or the perpetuation of human personality in heaven is nothing else than personality released from all earthly encumbrances and limitations[.] [H]ere we are men, there gods[.] - Author: Ludwig Feuerbach
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#78. Nothing could moderate, in the bosom of the great English middle class, their passionate, absorbing, almost blood-thirsty clinging to life. - Author: Matthew Arnold
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#79. Ty took Zane's face in both hands and kissed him for all he was worth. They wrapped around each other, clinging to the promise of the life they could have. - Author: Abigail Roux
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#80. They worried that I spent too much time alone, clinging to the notion that socializing was therapeutic. So was electroshock, I reminded them. - Author: Ransom Riggs
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#81. So fair, so cold; like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winter's chill. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#82. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. - Author: George Orwell
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#83. The shadow had followed behind them, clinging to their steps; and the two children little suspected its presence when they at last sat down, trustingly, under the mighty protection of Apollo, who, with a great bronze gesture, lifted his huge lyre to the heart of a crimson sky. - Author: Gaston Leroux
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#84. No amount of speed could break me of this darkness... The sorrow is ever clinging to me. - Author: D.R. Hedge
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#85. There is probably no such thing as a good divorce, but clinging to an old idea of how relationships are unraveled can make a bad thing even worse. - Author: Laura Wasser
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#86. And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball. - Author: Eduardo Galeano
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#87. Have any sheep been seen walking out of the Library with seagoing adventurers clinging to their wool? - Author: Lindsey Davis
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#88. Fine. If you want to stay in that chair and feel sorry for yourself for the rest of your life, who am I to stop you? But if the solitude you're so desperately clinging to ever starts to get too dull and lonely, just let me know. - Author: Sorcha MacMurrough
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#89. You are FAR too fabulous to cling to someone or something that doesn't fit you, doesn't want you, or doesn't belong to you. While you're clinging to the WRONG thing, you're letting the RIGHT thing slip right through your fingers! - Author: Mandy Hale
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#90. I would be a wedge-tailed eagle. I would only live for the joy of flight. I would soar at great heights, on top of the wind. I would be above everything, over the little towns clinging to the highway. I would be a part of everything. - Author: Karen Foxlee
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#91. There's no point in clinging to illusions. - Author: Eva Heller
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#92. But she looked for the emotions and they weren't there; just scraps and tatters, clinging to the empty place where they belonged. She had no feeling left, hollowed out and lost and wondering how she'd ended up - Author: Cole McCade
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#93. Life is a voyage across troubled waters where our days are often spent clinging to the top of the highest mast, scouting for a comforting glimpse of shore. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#94. The next morning dawned cool and clear. The early mist had lifted, leaving a thick layer of dew clinging to the hillsides beyond the castle, shimmering in the morning sun like faerie dust sprinkled over a lush bed of emerald.
Like his eyes. - Author: Monica McCarty
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#95. the remnants of her Georgia drawl always sounded a bit sad. She made him think of an aging Scarlett O'Hara torn from Tara's halls but clinging to her pride and, with the help of a beauty parlor, her flaming hair. - Author: Richard Laymon
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#96. Do what helps others.
Refrain from harming others.
Transcend your own ignorance, clinging, hate, fear and delusion.
This and only this is the dispensation of all the Buddhas. - Author: Paul R. Fleischman
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#97. He led her back to the house, the perfume from the acacia clinging to her. The djinn was supposed to live in the scent of the acacia blossom, making themselves visible only to the young in order to entrap them in otherworldly world. - Author: Nadeem Aslam
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#98. Fear was a wicked monster clinging to every insecurity, whispering the harshest things.
And salvation could also be dirty. - Author: V. Theia
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#99. Strange are the ways of history, where no single thing abides, but all things flow into each other, fragment to fragment clinging ... - Author: Han Suyin
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#100. When you are unhappy, discover what you are clinging to and let it go. - Author: Jan Chozen Bays
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