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What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire Quotes

19 of the best book quotes from What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire
  1. #1
    “I have been treated better than I should have been---not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women.”
  2. #2
    “Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.”
  3. #3
    “I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love.
  4. #5
    “and when love came to us twice
    and lied to us twice
    we decided to never love again
    that was fair
    fair to us
    and fair to love itself.”
  5. #6
    ″..we ask for no mercy or no
    miracles;
    we are strong enough to live
    and to die and to
    kill flies..”
  6. #7
    “When a hot woman meets a hermit one of them is going to change.”
  7. #8
    “There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you.”
  8. #9
    “Too often the people complain that they have done nothing with their lives and then they wait for somebody to tell them that this isn’t so.”
  1. #10
    “I wish to weep
    but sorrow is
    stupid.
    I wish to believe
    but belief is a
    graveyard.”
  2. #11
    “attend the boxing matches, go to the racetrack,
    live on luck and skill,
    get alone, get alone often, and if you can’t sleep alone
    be careful of the words you speak in your sleep;
    and ask for no mercy
    no miracles;..”
  3. #12
    “if only we were crazy enough to be willing to ignore our mechanical and static perceptions we’d know that a half-filled coffee cup holds more secrets than, say, the Grand Canyon.”
  4. #13
    “all the poets wanted to get disability insurance it was better than immortality.”
  5. #14
    “you fall into the mirror,
    come through the other
    side staring at a lightbulb.”
  6. #15
    “What’s genius? I don’t know but I do know that the difference between a madman and a professional is that a pro does as well as he can within what he has set out to do and a madman does exceptionally well at what he can’t help doing.”
  7. #16
    “but when I see those lovely old boxcars with their faded painted lettering and those flat cars and those fat round tankers all lined up and waiting I get quiet inside I get what other men get from other things I just feel better and it’s good to feel better whenever you can not needing a reason.”
  8. #17
    “yes, the real miracles are the thousands of tiny people who know exactly what they are doing. I used to look for inspiration in higher places but the higher you go like to Plato or God the less space there is in which to stand.”
  9. #18
    “Finally there is nothing here for death to take away.”
  10. #19
    “I’ve memorized all the fish in the sea
    I’ve memorized each opportunity strangled and
    I remember awakening one morning
    and finding everything smeared with the color of
    forgotten love and I’ve memorized
    that too.”

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