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I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived
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I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived
just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as
well.

by Diane Ackerman Found in: Life Quotes,
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I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of read more

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

by Diane Ackerman Found in: Melancholy Quotes,
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Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.

Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.

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Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood read more

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains...

by Diane Ackerman Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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Success produces success, just as money produces money

Success produces success, just as money produces money

by Diane Ackerman Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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Smell brings to mind... a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern read more

Smell brings to mind... a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years.

by Diane Ackerman Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight

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Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.

Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.

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A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at read more

A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.

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It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

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