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"Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air."
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
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"If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."
John Steinbeck, on falling in love, a response to his eldest son’s 1958 letter, from John Steinbeck: A Life in Letters (Viking Adult, 1975)
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