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You Go to My Head

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“You go to my head
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne.”
-Frank Sinatra, “You Go to My Head”

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Not in Silence or Sound

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“Do you think there’s someplace where we can meet that’s not in silence and not in sound?”
Children of a Lesser God

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17 Beautiful Quotes from Louise Erdrich

Happy Birthday, Louise Erdrich!

If you’ve never heard of Louise Erdrich, allow me to introduce you.

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Author of more than 20 novels (!), Erdrich writes about the Native American experience. Her more popular books include Love Medicine, Tracks, The Beet Queen, The Bingo Palace, The Round House, and my personal favorite, The Painted Drum.

If you haven’t checked out any of her novels, I highly suggest you do. Filled with beautiful language and prose, Erdrich’s books help give meeting to the things we can’t seem to put into words.

Want a little taste? Here are 17 of her most beautiful quotes, in my opinion anyway!

17 Beautiful Quotes from Louise Erdrich

“Our songs travel the earth. We sing to one another. Not a single note is ever lost and no song is original. They all come from the same place and go back to a time when only the stones howled.”
The Master Butchers Singing Club

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“Right and wrong were shades of meaning, not sides of a coin.”
Love Medicine

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“Getting blown up happened in an instant; getting put together took the rest of your life.”
LaRose

that is all

“But then as time passed, I learned the lesson that parents do early on. You fail sometimes. No matter how much you love your children, there are times you slip. There are moments you can’t give, stutter, lose your temper, or simply lose face with the world, and you can’t explain this to a child.”
The Beet Queen

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“When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.”
The Plague of Doves

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“The moonless sky was a rich, wild, blackness of stars.”
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

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“He despised his body for its boring hungers, reflex anger; its petty, obliterating rage. But now he’d become detached. He regarded his body with a tender regret. It was the thing his spirit had to haul.”
Shadow Tag

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“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”
The Bingo Palace

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“Our love is a hurting delicacy, an old killer whiskey, a curse, and too beautiful for words.”
The Antelope Wife

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Dream Your Troubles Away

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“Just remember that sunshine
Always follows the rain
So wrap your troubles in dreams
And dream your troubles away.”
-Frank Sinatra, “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)”

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Style

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“You don’t like my style…that’s fine. But I’m not going to change who I am. So you’re just gonna have to deal with it and respect it.”
New Girl

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Top 10 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

One cool day in 1830 in the state of Massachusetts, a group of friends got together to discuss new ideas in philosophy…you know, as friends do. Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Asian and German religions were making their way to the United States, and several Americans – including this group of hooligans – found their ideologies quite interesting.

Inspired by the beliefs surrounding the power of the individual and personal freedom, this group of friends created the Transcendentalist Movement, led primarily by one Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Emerson, along with his friend Henry David Thoreau, brought to life a movement that encouraged writers and poets to embrace these new-found Eastern philosophies in their work. Both Thoreau and Emerson wrote extensively about the importance of solitude and nature, while Margaret Fuller, who wrote Women in the Nineteenth Century in 1845, was and is thought to be one of the founders of modern day feminism.

The Transcendentalist writers became important influences for other poets and novelists like Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Louisa May Alcott. Emerson himself was also thought to influence Friedrich Nietzsche, often thought to be one of the best writers of all time. Though the transcendentalist movement only lasted a few decades, its core ideas still influence political activists, environmentalists and people interested in alternative religion.

Today just happens to be Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 215th birthday. In honor of his work as a poet, lecturer, writer and philosopher, here are 10 of my personal favorite Emerson quotes.

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Top 10 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

EMERSON1“The earth laughs in flowers.”

EMERSON2“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

emerson3“It’s not the length of life, but the depth.”

emerson4“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

emerson5“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

emerson6“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.”

emerson7“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

emerson8“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

EMERSON9“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

emerson10“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

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Chandler Bing-a-Ling-a-Ling!

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“I’m not great at the advice…can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”
-FRIENDS

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