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„You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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„Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

The character "Rose Walker" in The Sandman #65
Context: Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.

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„What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.“

—  Richard Wilbur American poet 1921 - 2017

"Opposites" (1973)
Source: Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

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„The question is—what is the question?“

—  John Archibald Wheeler American physicist 1911 - 2008

Leonard Susskind, The Black Hole War (2008), chapter 13

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„Everybody said, "Follow your heart". I did, it got broken“

—  Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976

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Bette Davis photo

„Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.“

—  Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989

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Citát „It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“
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„It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

Variant: It is easier to build strong men, than to repair broken ones.
Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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„Tears are words that need to be written.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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