Commitment Quotes

I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be!

Friday, March 26th, 2010
rainbow colored bottles

I pass the lighted window of a shop where perfume is sold. The window is filled with pieces of colored glass, tiny transparent bottles in delicate colors, like bits of a shattered rainbow. Then all at once my sister touches my…

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The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
tulip field

You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, “Well, that was a neat piece of…

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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I’ve survived cancer again, and again, and again, and again. I’ve won four Tour titles, and I wouldn’t mind a record-tying five. That would be some good living.

But the fact is that I wouldn’t have…

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We are entering a period of consequences

Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Roosevelt and Churchill

Owing to past neglect, in the face of the plainest warnings, we have now entered upon a period of danger greater than has befallen Britain since the U-boat campaign was crushed; perhaps, indeed, it is a more grievous period than that, because at that time at least we…

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