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Quotes on "Endings & Beginnings"...


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Death is not extinguishing the light;

it is putting out the lamp

because the dawn has come.

~Rabindranath Tagore

“If we have been pleased with life,

we should not be displeased with death,

since it comes from the hand

of the same master.”


“Perhaps they are not the stars,

but rather openings in Heaven

where the love of our lost ones

pours through and shines down upon us

to let us know they are happy.”

~Eskimo Legend

“I look at life as a gift of God.

Now that he wants it back

I have no right to complain.”

~Joyce Cary

“When you were born,

you cried and the world rejoiced.

Live your life so that when you die,

the world cries and you rejoice.”

~Cherokee Expression


"I wanted a perfect ending...

Now, I've learned the hard way that some poems

don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear

beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing,

having to change, taking the moment and

making the best of it,

without knowing what's going to happen next.

Delicious ambiguity."

~Gilda Radner, 1946-1989

We are all ships returning home

laden with life's experience,

memories of work, good times and sorrows,

each with his special cargo;

And it is our common lot

to show the marks of the voyage,

here a shattered prow, there a patched rigging,

and every hulk turned black

by the unceasing batter of the restless wave.

May we be thankful for fair weather and smooth seas,

and in times of storm have the courage

and patience that mark every good mariner;

And, overall, may we have the cheering hope of joyful meetings,

as our ship at last drops anchor

in the still water of the eternal harbor.

~Max Ehrmann

“Whoever brought me here

will have to take me home.”


Refuse to fall down.

If you cannot refuse to fall down,

refuse to stay down.

If you cannot refuse to stay down,

lift your heart toward heaven,

and like a hungry beggar,

ask that it be filled,

and it will be filled.

You may be pushed down.

You may be kept from rising.

But no one can keep you

from lifting your heart

toward heaven.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estés

And I saw the river

over which every soul must pass

to reach the kingdom of heaven

and the name of that river was suffering:

and I saw a boat which carries souls across the river

and the name of that boat was


~Saint John of the Cross

Once you have started seeing the beauty of life,

ugliness starts disappearing.

If you start looking at life with joy,

sadness starts disappearing.

You cannot have heaven and hell together,

you can have only one.

It is your choice.


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A favorite movie quote from Hope Floats:

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