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I often feel that life is about to begin, only to realize it is almost over.


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In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.

In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.



Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.



The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication.

The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication.



My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.

My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.



Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.

Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.



We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination.

We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination.



People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world.

People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world.



If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.

If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.



Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.

Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.



We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.

We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.





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I had had to learn the difference between the bearable fatigue and the unbearable, the fatigue of fear. The first can be cured by a night's sleep; the second kills.

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This is my life, this is my passion, this is all I got.



I am certainly very pro-Europe.

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We must meditate on what God has done in our life instead of what we are still waiting on Him to do.



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I like to come to the set with very strong ideas and strong opinions about how to do things. And I like also dealing with somebody who's like that.

I like to come to the set with very strong ideas and strong opinions about how to do things. And I like also dealing with somebody who's like that.



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That's a song about reaching deep inside yourself where you can completely be who you are.

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