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    Buddhism notes that it is always a

    “Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    People love pretty much the same things

    “People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    The surest sign of age is loneliness.

    “The surest sign of age is loneliness.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    It is ironic that the one thing

    “It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    As soon as beauty is sought not

    “As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    There is a muscular energy in sunlight

    “There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    Category: nature
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    There is a certain age at which

    “There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    I would like to learn, or remember,

    “I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    A schedule defends from chaos and whim.

    “A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.”

    — Annie Dillard

    Author: Annie Dillard
    Category: time
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    Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One

    “Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    As soon as beauty is sought not

    “As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.”

    — Annie Dillard

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    Category: religion
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