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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”

– Kobayashi Issa, Poems

“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.”

– Nicholas Sparks

“The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.”

– Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures

“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”

– John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

“You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime.”

– Neil Gaiman

“I’d learned that some things are best kept secret.”

– Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”

– Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”

– Jon Krakauer

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”

– Aldous Huxley

“Why are trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.”

– Oliver James