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Quote 5477by Anonymous on 06/07/2011

Just as big cities can deplete you with their noise and crowds and sheer sensory overload, a hospital can exhaust you, as its changing faces and personalities blur and strangers wake you repeatedly.
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    Quote 6243by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

    Life is a thing that mutates without warning, not always in enviable ways. All part of the improbable adventure of being alive, of being a brainy biped with giant dreams on a crazy blue planet.
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      Quote 9623by Anonymous on 10/08/2012

      Who you are isn't tied solely to what you say, even though it may feel that way to you now.
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        Quote 10174by Anonymous on 16/09/2012

        Disassociating, mindfulness, transcendence-whatever the label-it's a sort of loophole in our contract with reality, a form of self-rescue.
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          Quote 11267by Anonymous on 08/12/2012

          Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They're never total fits or misfits.
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            Quote 11345by Anonymous on 15/12/2012

            I don't want to be a passenger in my own life.
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              Quote 11367by Anonymous on 25/12/2012

              Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
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                Quote 11715by Anonymous on 17/01/2013

                Though we marry as adults, we don't marry adults. We marry children who have grown up and still rejoice in being children, especially if we're creative.
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                  Quote 12674by Anonymous on 09/05/2013

                  The knowing, I told myself, is only a vapor of the mind, and yet it can wreck havok with one's sanity.
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                    Quote 13353by Anonymous on 10/07/2013

                    It's essential to tailor rehab to what impassions someone. The brain gradually learns by riveting its attention-through endless repetitions.
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                      Quote 13653by Anonymous on 15/08/2013

                      Words are such small things, like confetti in the brain, and yet they are color and clarify everything, they can stain the mind or warp the feelings.
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                        Quote 14017by Anonymous on 07/10/2013

                        Tranquillity hides in small spaces, and when found needs to be treasured, because you know it's a phantom that will slip away again.
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