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A Quote by Margaret Neylon on angel, guide, spirit, religion, culture, unity, oneness, diversity, friends, and famiy

Today is a day for celebration, no matter what your religion or your culture. Learn to celebrate today: celebrate the fact that you are alive, that you are breathing, that you have friends, family, angels and spirit guides in your life.

Margaret Neylon

Source: An Angel a Day by Margaret Neylon

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Vladimir Nabokov on lolita, friends, and vladimir nabokov

I have often noticed that we are inclined to endow our friends with the stability of type that literary characters acquire in the reader's mind. No matter how many times we reopen "King Lear", never shall we find the good king banging his tankard in high revelry, all woes forgotten, at a jolly reunion with all three daughters and their lapdogs. Never will Emma rally, revived by the sympathetic salts in Flaubert's father's timely tear. Whatever evolution this or that popular character has gone through between the book covers, his fate is fixed in our minds, and, similarly, we expect our friends to follow this or that logical and conventional pattern we have fixed for them. Thus X will never compose the immortal music that would clash with the second-rate symphonies he has accustomed us to. Y will never commit murder. Under no circumstances will Z ever betray us. We have it all arranged in our minds, and the less often we see a particular person the more satisfying it is to check how obediently he conforms to our notion of him every time we hear of him. Any deviation in the fates we have ordained would strike us as not only anomalous but unethical. We would prefer not to have known our neighbor, the retired hot-dog stand operator, if it turns out he has just produced the greatest book of poetry his age has seen.

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

Source: Lolita (Vintage International), Pages: 265

Contributed by: Marla

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, life, embrace, all-encompassin, home, one, friends, no strangers, no edges, no walls, no mind games, joy, and gratitude

As we expand, we melt. Our hearts open. Our thinking changes. Our obsessions subside, our addictions quietly pass away. This is the slow, elegant, loving process through which, little by little, we let go of the old and welcome the new. We open our hearts and allow in a few more people, just a few more relationship experiences, just a few more kinds of relationships. We learn there are no mistakes, and our hearts become a circle so large that there are no more boundaries, no differences, no judgments. We know the graciousness of that great undivided familiarity, in which there are no more strangers, only friends.

We stretch, and to our amazement we don't break. Instead, we grow. Suddenly, everything becomes easier, and our hearts, which once we believed could love only one person, or were battered so badly we thought they could never love again, expand so fully that the whole world is welcome. In such a state of openness, we see that we've only forgotten how to be together, we faintly and beautifully remember that once we were all together. We remember the way we were in a universe of incredible softness where there were no edges, no walls, no mind games, no rules. In that incredible world, we were happy. We loved one another. It wasn't a feeling. It was a state of being called joy.

The future of love is this all-encompassing embrace. For when we have expanded so much, we will finally arrive at a place where the heart can open its doors to everything and everyone. Our souls have been taking us on this journey and Love is the magnificent destination to which they have been leading us. Now we can feel joy. Now, at last, we can be satisfied. Now, finally, we are home.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love, Pages: 217

Contributed by: Kundan

A Quote by unknown on friends

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True friends are like stars.  Sometimes you can not see them but you always know that they are there

unknown

Contributed by: Amber

A Quote by unknown on love, friends, and life

So special are the nights i'll never remember with the people i'll never forget.

unknown

Contributed by: erro

A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on joy, heart, youth, laugh, and friends

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young.  A good laugh makes better friends with ourselves and everybody around.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Thomas D. Willhite on love, friend, friends, friendship, peace, and wholeness

What service can you be to humanity?  How much love can you give?  How good a friend can you be?  The rewards you will gain by becoming a GIVER will reap for you true peace and a feeling of beautiful wholeness.

Thomas D. Willhite

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/friendship-friends-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Jacques Delille on love, life, and friends

Chance makes our relatives. Choice makes our friends.

Jacques Delille

Contributed by: Tia Luna

A Quote by unknown on friends

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Friends are quiet angles who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

unknown

Contributed by: Amber

A Quote by unknown on friends

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A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

unknown

Contributed by: Kelly-ann

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