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    Thomas Slatin Quote About Isolation

    I grew up in a world that didn’t understand me, and in some ways, it still doesn’t. Throughout my childhood, I was always reading, and always looking for answers in the books I loved so much. It seems that I was isolated to the point that I might as well have lived in the mouth of a whale with my notebooks and a candle. Thomas Slatin

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    Thomas Slatin Quote On Greater Understanding

    This morning, I ran to the water, took all my clothes off, stood at the waters edge and gazed awhile in the solace of silence. I took a deep breath, still burdened with the memories of living in a constant state of reckless abandon. A stick floating down the river reminded me of my own life, where everyone warned me that if I left, life would beat me down. The stick, such as my life will inevitably get bashed among the rocks, experiencing highs and lows, might eventually be rewarded by one day finding the ocean. Everyone stayed while I went away. I was pushed to my breaking point many…

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    Thomas Slatin Quote On Writing A Novel

    “Although I have considered writing a novel, my wheelhouse is not in fiction, and even it it were, my writing would center around black forests and wolves, with characters all in half-costume, half-awake, and half gone to seed. When I was younger, I would write in riddles and rhymes, whereas in recent years, I have started writing with old words which are so obscure that people falsely assume that they are simply made-up words, in the trademark great reverent style that is uniquely mine.” Thomas Slatin

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    Amelia Desertsong Quote On Living Creatures

    Every living creature has a purpose, even if in our limited field of vision that is not at all clear. Whatever divine purpose endows us with our widely varied and often unique cosmic assignments cannot be fully known by even the whole of our impressive, yet still quite unevolved, species of mammal. We can often only approximate the entire truth of any happening; its effects may be clear, but its causes can be often hidden and possibly nearly infinite in nature. Whatever ideas we form will always be hopefully incomplete, even if they are more than adequate for our purposes. Amelia Phoenix Desertsong

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    Thomas Slatin Quote About Humility

    Every person is a gift, and as such are so much more than their jobs, their possessions, or bloated bank accounts. It seems the more we take, the less we become; the fortune of one can only equate with less for some. Love, the greatest thing in life, and are the feelings of the heart. Thomas Slatin, Belong

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    Amelia Desertsong Quote About Writing

    There she sits, dreaming up names for her heroes, her heroines, her villains, her trusty steed, or car, or spaceship, or whatever. She dreams of an endless space, full of wonders, delights, and dangers she cannot yet fathom, for the train that is her imagination has not yet departed for such reaches, frontiers, and fantastic outer spaces yet unknown. Amelia Desertsong