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  • J. shared from The Diamond Age (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson
    gallimaufry
    Note: Great word!
  • J. shared from The Martha Beck Collection: Essays for Creating Your Right Life, Volume One by Martha Beck
    Defensiveness, on the other hand, is the bastard child of shame. For people who have survived harshly judgmental environments, shame—the sick sense that they’re basically inadequate—dominates the psychological landscape.
    Note: Great insight
  • J. shared from The Martha Beck Collection: Essays for Creating Your Right Life, Volume One by Martha Beck
    Defensiveness, on the other hand, is the bastard child of shame. For people who have survived harshly judgmental environments, shame—the sick sense that they’re basically inadequate—dominates the psychological landscape.
    Note: Great insight
  • J. shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    Adults should not weep, I knew. They did not have mothers who would comfort them.
  • J. shared from Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr
    Simone Weil said it so well: “There is only one fault, only one: our inability to feed upon light.”13
  • J. shared from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    That terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything, looked back at him like a stranger through May Welland's familiar features; and once more it was borne in on him that marriage was not the safe anchorage he had been taught to think, but a voyage on uncharted seas.
  • J. shared from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    turned away angrily to light his cigar. "Women ought to be free—as free as we are," he declared, making a discovery of which he was too irritated to measure the terrific consequences.
    Note: Age if innocence
  • J. shared from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    She sang, of course, "M'ama!" and not "he loves me," since an unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences.
  • J. shared from Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn, Michael Norton
    When people feel a sense of meaninglessness, nostalgia provides a shield against diminished well-being, bolstering vitality and reducing stress.19
  • J. shared from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
    Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.