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I am Sultan Suleyman, Sultan of Sultans, Ruler of Rulers, earthly shadow of Him who crowns sovereigns, Ruler of the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Rumelia, Anatolia, Karaman, Greece, Dulkadir, Diyarbakir, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Damascus, Aleppo, Egypt, Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, all the Arab realms, Yemen, and many other lands. You are Francis, King of France.
From Suleyman to King Francis I.  Quoted in The New Yorker, Ottomania by Elif Batuman

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How will the woman who is accustomed to great personal and bodily integrity suffer the cannibalizing feeling that nursing constantly can leave you with, as if you were being eaten alive, not in huge monster-gore chunks, but like a legion of soft, benign caterpillars make lace of a leaf?
Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones & Butter

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Alright, alright, alright.

Love the speech.  He is all WANT.  Just a little reminder that you can turn your career right around as long as you are able to live with a little fear.

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Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

- Mary Oliver, Dream Work