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- Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
- e e cummings (1894 - 1962)
- During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
- Fritjof Capra, physicist
- All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.
- Doris Lessing
- The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
- A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden; only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
- No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
- Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
- Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy (1890 - 1995)
- To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.
- Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - )
- She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.
- Willa Cather (1873 - 1947), The Song of the Lark
- When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.
- Milan Kundera (1929 - ), The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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