The best Quotes by Steven Callahan

The best Quotes by Steven Callahan

Steven Callahan (born 6 February 1952) is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor.

Avoiding risk is not much of a goal... whether you crawl into a hole or walk a high wire, nobody gets out of here alive. We cannot grow without challenge.
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The heartfelt realization of one's insignificance yields a calming sense of being completely connected to the greater whole. As a tiny part of the world and humanity, I now feel more at peace and much larger than I ever felt as a man alone.
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In addition to the little ecosystem developing around my raft, I am constantly surrounded by a display of natural wonders. The acrobatic dorados perform beneath ballets of fluffy white clouds. The clouds glide across the sky until they join at the horizon to form whirling, flaming sunsets that are slowly doused by nightfall. Then, as if the sun had suddenly crashed, thousands of glistening galaxies are flung out into deep black night. There is no bigger sky country than the sea. But I cannot enjoy the incredible beauty around me. It lies beyond my grasp, taunting me. Knowing it can be stolen from me at any time, by a Dorado or shark attack or by a deflating raft, I cannot relax and appreciate it. It is beauty surrounded by ugly fear. I write in my log that it is a view of heaven from a seat in hell.
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There is a magnificent intensity in life that comes when we are not in control but are only reacting, living, surviving.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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You have to die a few times before you can really live.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
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"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
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There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
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The night breathed through the apartment like a dark animal. The ticking of a clock. The groan of a floorboard as he slipped out of his room. All was drowned by its silence. But Jacob loved the night. He felt it on his skin like a promise. Like a cloak woven from freedom and danger.
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That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
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If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
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"How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."
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