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Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed.

The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise…

Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.

— Jenkins Lloyd Jones  <link>

The door itself
makes no promises.
It is only a door.

— Adrienne Rich  <link>

Three Rules of Work:
     out of clutter find simplicity;
     from discord find harmony;
     in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

— Albert Einstein  <link>

No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. At the same time, it is often within our power to make them better.

— Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture  <link>

Brick Walls

The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

— Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture  <link>

On Problems

Our choicest plans have fallen through,
our airiest castles tumbled over,
because of lines we neatly drew
and later neatly stumbled over.

—Piet Hein  <link>

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.

— Piet Hein  <link>

Alas, fortune’s door does not open inward so that one can push it open by rushing at it; but it opens outward, and therefore one can do nothing about it.

— Søren Kierkegaard  <link>