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lifetime Quotes

33 of the best book quotes about lifetime
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“The performance is where the magician’s lifetime of practice, and his innate skill as a performer, co-join to produce the magical display.”
Christopher Priest
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The Prestige
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“My whole life has been one prolonged hunt.”
General Zaroff
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“It is the Ring Dance. It is said the crawlers perform it only in the greatest secrecy for ones they believe to be chosen.′ [...] ‘Chosen to give them time,’ said Vikus, as if that explained it all. Gregor translated that in his head to mean’chosen to give them life.‘”
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“Consider the idea that charisma can be as much a liability as an asset. Your strength of personality can sow the seeds of problems
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“Our hearts connect with lots of folks in a lifetime but most of us will go to our graves with no experience of true love.”
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“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour.”
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“As the years went by, though, Mary Alice and I grew up, and though Grandma never changed, we’d seem to see a different woman every summer.”
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“Every man’s work ... tends ... to become an end in itself ... to bridge over the loveless chasms of his life.”
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“ ‘We all have stories, just as you do. Ways in which he touched us, helped us, gave us money, sold it to us wholesale. Lots of stories, big and small. They all add up. Over a lifetime it all adds up. That’s why we’re here, William. We’re a a part of him, who he is, just as he is a part of us. You still don’t understand, do you?’ I didn’t. But as I stared at the man and he stared back at me, in my father’s dream I remembered where we’d met before. ‘And what did my father do for you?’ I asked him, and the old man smiled. ‘He made me laugh,’ he said.”
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“Responsible public health officials have pointed out that the biological effects of chemicals are cumulative over long periods of time, and that the hazard to the individual may depend on the sum of the exposures received throughout his lifetime.”
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“Every new event - everything I did for the rest of my life - would only separate us more and more: days she was no longer a part of, an ever-growing distance between us. Every single day for the rest of my life, she would only be further away.”
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“Life is just a series of dumb decisions and indecisions and coincidences that we ascribe meaning to.”
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“A child embarrassed by his mother - is just a child who hasn’t lived long enough.”
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“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
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“Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up.”
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“My day has been too long. In the morning I saw the sons of the Unarms happy and strong; and yet, before the sun has come, have I lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans.”
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“I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
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“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.”
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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
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“In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.”
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“Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.”
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“One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship.”
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“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.”
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“We rush back to our desks, we watch the clock, we live by appointments. And yet your time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could. In other words, if you could change anything, would you?”
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“Your mind is like a computer that has had a lifetime of garbage programmed into it.”
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“I sometimes have the feeling you’ve been here a long time, more than one lifetime, and that you’ve dwelt in private places none of the rest of us has even dreamed about.”
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“To the reactive-responsive person it is not acceptable to spend your life on what you love, because what you love is not tied to the circumstances.”
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“Jesus says that all of life, not just marriage, is a showcase of God’s glory.”
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“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.”
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“I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence; and that, after forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.”
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“You will never get to the point that you no longer make mistakes, that you no longer fail. But that’s okay.”
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“Life is too short to cower.”
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“We are all born free and spend a lifetime becoming slaves to our own false truths.”

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