People who call themselves realists are often just dreamers who gottheir hearts broken somewhere along the way.

Ashley Stahl/TEDx talk

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Pain is often a trampoline that will launch us into our next stage of life, if we’re willing to let it.

– still Ashley Stahl

@Pat Well, this one is a cheap quip with an expensive reality behind it. Let me respond with a translation of a Dutch song text I happen to know:

Want de allermooiste bloemen groeien vlak langs het ravijn, en om die te kunnen plukken moet je durven bang te zijn.

because the most beautiful flowers grow at the edge of a ravine, to pick them you must dare to be afraid

Veldhuis & Kamper/Ravijn

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