„Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.“

—  Erica Jong

Última actualización 29 de Octubre de 2021. Historia

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„A drop
Melting into the sea,
Everyone can see.
But the sea
In a drop —
A rare one
can follow!“

—  Kabir Indian mystic poet 1440 - 1518

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„I like to think a thought and then I like to follow it, like a little seed, for a long time and see where that growth leads me. Sometimes it leads me to an entirely different place from where it started and that gives me joy.“

—  Yiyun Li Chinese American writer 1972

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„He always gave himself to everyone without following anyone. And in that world, where almost everyone follows everyone without giving themselves to anyone.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Se daba a todos sin seguir a nadie. Y en aquel mundo, donde casi todos siguen a todos sin darse a nadie.
Voces (1943)

„Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.“

—  Mary Renault, libro The Bull from the Sea

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—  Joseph Roux French poet 1834 - 1905

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—  Matthew Stover, libro Blade of Tyshalle

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„Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.“

—  Neal Stephenson, libro Quicksilver

Fuente: Quicksilver

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Fuente: Think Big (1996), p. 160

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„Where my guides lead me in kindness
I follow, follow lightly,
and there are no footprints
in the dust behind us.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

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„Prayer must lead us beyond mind, words, and ideas to a more spacious place where God has a chance to get in.“

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„Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.“

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Variante: Pride is holding your head up high when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.
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