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An involuntary return to the point of departure is,
by Iain Sinclair

An involuntary return to the point of departure is,
without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
- Iain Sinclair

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
- Mark Twain

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions;
concupiscence causes voluntary actions,
force involuntary ones.
- Blaise Pascal

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.
- Sarah Bernhardt

 

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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Pursuing employment or climatic relief,
we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past,
but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past.
- John Thorn

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions;
desire causes our voluntary acts,
force our involuntary.
- Blaise Pascal

Like everything which is not the involuntary result
of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will,
any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more
interesting than any romance,
however passionate.
- W. H. Auden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations,
the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask
diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
- Nick Lampson

No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
- Plato

I have been enjoying my return to modeling.
That's where my career started many years ago.
- Rita Mero

I want to rid the country of corruption and return
our economic environment.
- Nestor Kirchner

All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar;
we slip through to the other side,
and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.
- Walter de La Mare

We may not return the affection of those who like us,
but we always respect their good judgment.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

The return makes one love the farewell.
- Alfred de Musset

I'm no hero.
Heroes don't come back.
Survivors return home.
Heroes never come home.
If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
- Bob Feller

Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
- Benazir Bhutto

The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most.
There is a return journey to anguish that few of us
are released from making.
- Lillian Smith

When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home,
you will see how China will transform itself.
- Deng Xiaoping

In 1937, I began, like Lazarus, the impossible return.
- Whittaker Chambers

No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education.
An educated workforce is the foundation of every community
and the future of every economy.
- Brad Henry

I long for the days when athletes were revered.
I want to see the romance return to sports,
to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth,
even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have
life and to him return again.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to
say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism
to democracy and this is a road of no return.
- Chen Shui-bian

Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance.
- Robert Blair

I am going to hold serve the majority of the time.
It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
- Pete Sampras

Manuel Rosales is being unjustly persecuted.
He won't return to Venezuela under these circumstances,
because Peru will never expel him.
- Javier Valle-Riestra

Please remember we all come from the same one and we
will all return to that one,
so there is no reason for fighting.
- Sean Paul

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

If you fall seventy times a day, rise seventy times
and return to God so that you will not fall too often.
- Johannes Tauler

I think people are going to return to sanity when they
see how ridiculous many of these charges are,
and how the predictions are not borne out.
- Dixie Lee Ray

The circle of the return to birth can only remain open,
but this is a chance, a sign of life,
and a wound.
- Jacques Derrida

Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country,
so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL,
and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading
Internet company in the world -
can return to its past greatness.
- Steve Case

A young sailor boy came to see me to-day.
It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage,
and tell me how much they have learned about navigation.
- Maria Mitchell

On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
- Paul Tsongas

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought
of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

My return to London introduced me to a wider range of society.
- Catherine Helen Spence

We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences -
they mourned the death of my wife with me -
but we were hopeful that the children would return.
- Otto Frank

Producers are not gamblers.
They want a good return on their investment.
- Max von Sydow

Our public schools began as ministries of the church;
now it is time to return them to the Lord.
- Jay Alan Sekulow


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