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Thomas Merton



    Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

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    Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.

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    Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.

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    Men in bowlers and dark suits with their rolled-up umbrellas. Men full of propriety, calm and proud, neat and noble.

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    We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in

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    Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

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    The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

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