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Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book,
by Helen Garner

Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book,
I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing,
punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
- Helen Garner

It's a terrific privilege to be able to see into somebody else's life.
- Helen Garner

I think writers are very anxious.
- Helen Garner

That's one of the things I hope that the book can do,
is to restore some dignity to Joe Cinque.
- Helen Garner

 

The only thing that I was equipped for with my very
mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching.
- Helen Garner

Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire
from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened -
almost to calm themselves.
- Helen Garner

I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence.
- Helen Garner

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The rain began again.
It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention
but the fulfillment of its own nature,
which was to fall and fall.
- Helen Garner

People demand a lot of the justice system and they
demand things that it can't deliver.
- Helen Garner

But there are some wounds that can never be healed.
- Helen Garner

I like poking my nose into other people's lives.
- Helen Garner

At the time it seemed like a natural development of
my interest in what was going on around me in society.
- Helen Garner

It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's
destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it,
of one's own destructiveness in youth.
- Helen Garner

But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at -
to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting
to women who've really met violence,
who've been raped or bashed.
- Helen Garner

I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book.
But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader
to share my engagement with the material,
if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually.
- Helen Garner

But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way,
was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals.
We were both working in fiction...
so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground.
- Helen Garner

Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and
I don't know which way to take.
It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established
enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance
if I wanted to do fiction.
- Helen Garner

We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s.
There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope...
But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour
contributed to what was wrong,
we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as.
- Helen Garner

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Do it Now!
- Napoleon Hill

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Be here now.
- Ram Dass


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