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    Del Boy '' I don't care what they say, you can't whack The Who. ''

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    • From the world's most enduring pop star:

      Originally posted by Cher
      If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
      Originally posted by Cher
      The problem with some women is that they get all excited about nothing, and then they marry him.
      Some of my recent favourites:

      Originally posted by Dale Carnegie
      Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest steppingstones to success.
      Originally posted by Thomas A. Edison
      Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
      Originally posted by Jeannette Walls
      The scar meant that I was stronger than what had tried to hurt me.
      Originally posted by James Baldwin
      People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception. Their decisions are not really decisions at all a real decision makes one humble, one knows that it is at the mercy of more things than can be named but elaborate systems of evasion, of illusion, designed to make themselves and the world appear to be what they and the world are not.
      Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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      • Originally posted by James Baldwin
        You ought to have some apprehension that the man you see before you was once even younger than you are now and arrived at his present wretchedness by imperceptible degrees.
        Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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        • A few I came across this year:

          Originally posted by Jenifer Lewis
          Love yourself, so that love will not be a stranger when it comes, and it will come.
          Originally posted by James Baldwin
          You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
          Originally posted by Confucius
          The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
          Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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          • Re: The Quotes Thread!

            ^ Shook.
            be kind to every kind (also the unkind kind!!!!! )

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            • A few faves from Michelle Obama's Becoming autobiography:

              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              I was ambitious, though I didn’t know exactly what I was shooting for. Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child – What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.
              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.
              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              Months after the birther rumours picked up steam, on a Friday night in November, a man parked his car on a closed part of Constitution Avenue and started firing a semiautomatic rifle out the window, aimed at the top floors of the White House. A bullet hit one of the windows in the Yellow Oval Room, where I sometimes liked to sit and have tea. Another lodged itself in a window frame, and more ricocheted off the roof. Barack and I were out that night, as was Malia, but Sasha and my mom were both at home, though unaware and unharmed.
              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              As minorities across the country were gradually beginning to take on more significant roles in politics, business, and entertainment, our family had become the most prominent example. Our presence in the White House had been celebrated by millions of Americans, but it also contributed to a reactionary sense of fear and resentment among others. The hatred was old and deep and as dangerous as ever. We lived with it as a family, and we lived with it as a nation. And we carried on, as gracefully as we could.
              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              Sitting on the inaugural stage in front of the US Capitol for the third time, I worked to contain my emotions. The vibrant diversity of the two previous inaugurations was gone, replaced by what felt like a dispiriting uniformity, the kind of overwhelmingly white and male tableau I’d encountered so many times in my life – especially in the more privileged spaces, the various corridors of power I’d somehow found my way into since leaving my childhood home. What I knew from working in professional environments – from recruiting new lawyers for Sidley & Austin to hiring staff at the White House – is that sameness breeds more sameness, unless you make a thoughtful effort to counteract it.
              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              Looking around at the three hundred or so people sitting on the stage that morning, the esteemed guests of the incoming president, it felt apparent to me that in the new White House, this effort wasn’t likely to be made. Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics there were bad – that what the public saw didn’t reflect the president’s reality or ideals. But in this case, maybe it did. Realising it, I made my own optic adjustment: I stopped even trying to smile.
              Originally posted by Michelle Obama
              For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end. I became a mother, but I still have a lot to learn from and give to my children. I became a wife, but I continue to adapt to and be humbled by what it means to truly love and make a life with another person. I have become, by certain measures, a person of power, and yet there are moments still when I feel insecure or unheard.
              Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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              • Originally posted by Kim Hanbin
                The word happiness is too vague so I hope you guys feel that it's worth living everyday.
                Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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