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Life
Engrave this Quote ... I was reminded of a remark of Willa Cather's, that you can't paint sunlight, you can only paint what it does with shadows on a wall. If you examine a life, as Socrates has been so tediously advising us to do for so many centuries, do you really examine a life, or do you examine the shadows it casts on other lives? Entity or relationships? Objective reality or the vanishing point of a multiple perspective exercise? Prism or the rainbows it refracts? And what if you're the wall? What if you never cast a shadow or rainbow of your own, but have only caught those cast by others?
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-Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird, 1976
Wisdom
Engrave this Quote Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
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-Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird, Doubleday 76

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