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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Michael Ondaatje: In spite of her desire for a contained universe, her life felt scattered, full of In spite of her desire for a contained universe, her life felt scattered, full of many small moments, without great purpose. That is what she thought, though what is most untrustworthy about our natures and self-worth is how we differe in our own realities from the way we are seen by others. — Michael Ondaatje
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Paul Bowles: How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we're just so small. — Paul Bowles
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Jodi Lynn Anderson: It made her think about how she couldn't believe how big the universe was, but It made her think about how she couldn't believe how big the universe was, but how small it was for her. — Jodi Lynn Anderson
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By A.G. Riddle: Seeing the world that, as a child, he had once thought so unimaginably vast, nearly Seeing the world that, as a child, he had once thought so unimaginably vast, nearly limitless in size, reduced to a tiny ball, floating there, swallowed by the immensity of the universe, reminded Milo of how small he was, how minute a single life was - just — A.G. Riddle
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By David Eddings: Sorgan tried his very best not to think about how long it must have taken Sorgan tried his very best not to think about how long it must have taken for a stream that small to eat its way down through solid rock to form its current bed. Sorgan knew exactly what the word "hundred" meant, but when numbers wandered off toward "thousand" - or even "million" - and the people who used those terms were talking about years, Sorgan's mind shied back in horror. — David Eddings
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Abhijit Naskar: Just for a second, think, how mysteriously vast the universe is! And you the humans Just for a second, think, how mysteriously vast the universe is! And you the humans exist only in a tiny fraction of that vastness. You'd realize how insignificant you are if you compare yourself with the vastness of the universe. Your universe is everything that is out there. Your little 3 pound brain has access to only a microscopic percentage of that unfathomable everything. You childishly boast your greatness as a so-called advanced species while you only see a very small strip of what's really going on in the universe. — Abhijit Naskar
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Neal Stephenson: And yet viewing several depictions of even an imaginary city, is enlightening in a way," And yet viewing several depictions of even an imaginary city, is enlightening in a way," Leibniz said. "Each painter can view the city from only one standpoint at a time, so he will move about the place, and paint it from a hilltop on one side, then a tower on the other, then from a grand intersection in the middle
all in the same canvas. When we look at the canvas, then, we glimpse in a small way how God understands the universe
for he sees it from every point of view at once. By populating the world with so many different minds, each with its own point of view, God gives us a suggestion of what it means to be omniscient. — Neal Stephenson
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By James Gleick: Douady and Hubbard used a brilliant chain of new mathematics to prove that every floating Douady and Hubbard used a brilliant chain of new mathematics to prove that every floating molecule does indeed hang on a filigree that binds it to all the rest, a delicate web springing from tiny outcroppings on the main set, a "devil's polymer," in Mandelbrot's phrase. The mathematicians proved that any segment-no matter where, and no matter how small-would, when blown up by the computer microscope, reveal new molecules, each resembling the main set and yet not quite the same. Every new molecule would be surrounded by its own spirals and flame-like projections, and those, inevitably, would reveal molecules tinier still, always similar, never identical, fulfilling some mandate of infinite variety, a miracle of miniaturization in which every new detail was sure to be a universe of its own, diverse and entire. — James Gleick
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa: As a researcher at US Berkeley I used to go into the brains of small, As a researcher at US Berkeley I used to go into the brains of small, little animals and study the way that brains were connected and how little did I know that one day that was going to be my future - exploring the universe of the brain and hold it in between my hands and look at cells migrating. — Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Maia Maranghello: Do you ever got this feeling of being too small?That kind of size that can Do you ever got this feeling of being too small?
That kind of size that can make you almost disappear.
And everything around is so big, giant ... that you don't even get overwhelmed, because you are too small to even see it.
Like the whole universe, is so big that we can't even imagine how small we really are.
Yes, exactly, that kind of size, or even smaller ...
That is the size I wanna feel right now. — Maia Maranghello
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Christian Slater: The Internet definitely could be a weapon of mass destruction - it's not going to The Internet definitely could be a weapon of mass destruction - it's not going to come in a bomb, it's going to come as a cyberattack. It's pretty amazing to see what a small group of people can do if they really know how to control the universe. — Christian Slater
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Mary Barnett Gilson: How ignorant we are! How ignorant everyone is! We can cut across only a small How ignorant we are! How ignorant everyone is! We can cut across only a small area of the appallingly expanding fields of knowledge. No human being can know more than a tiny fraction of the whole. It must have been satisfactory in ancient times when one's own land seemed to be the universe; when research studies, pamphlets, books did not issue in endless flow; when laboratories and scientists were not so rapidly pushing back frontiers of knowledge that the process of unlearning the old left you gasping for breath. — Mary Barnett Gilson
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe?
How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No. A woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness. — G.K. Chesterton
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By J.H. Trumble: I'll never understand why some people can't just let others live their lives, you know," I'll never understand why some people can't just let others live their lives, you know," Danial said. "You don't have to understand. You don't have to agree. Just leave people alone. When I look at the moon and planets and stars, all that narrow-mindedness and hate seem so petty. The universe is such a big place. One hundred thousand light years just from one end of the Milky Way to the other. One hundred. Thousand. Light years. In the time it's taken for light to travel from one end of our galaxy to the other, thousands of generations have passed. It really makes you realize how small we are, doesn't it? How short our time on earth is. — J.H. Trumble
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Emily Trunko: To whoever will listen. I've been thinking about black holes a lot. How their gravity To whoever will listen.

I've been thinking about black holes a lot. How their gravity is so strong it bends time and space. How you'd be stretched down to atoms passing the event horizon.

I kind of feel like I'm being stretched to atoms. Like I'm falling apart and becoming so metaphorically thin that I'm transparent. But, as nothing that happens past the event horizon affects the universe outside of it, nothing that I'm feeling is affecting anyone in the outside world, either.

The event horizon is a point of no return. Nothing, not even light, can escape it.

I wonder what will happen when I pass the event horizon and fully submerge myself into the black hole.

There are theories that if you enter a blackhole under a specific angle, you'll survive and hit the bottom of it. The chances are incredibily small.

I doubt I'll survive. — Emily Trunko
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Cora Carmack: You don't realize how small you really are until you're faced with something like that. You don't realize how small you really are until you're faced with something like that. We live our lives as if we're at the center of our own universe, but we're just tiny pieces of a shattered whole. — Cora Carmack
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Ally Condie: Until now, I've never been able to see while I fly, and I feel a Until now, I've never been able to see while I fly, and I feel a dizzying lightness as I look out at the land below us.
Is this what I've missed?
The stars have come to the earth, and the ocean has turned over the ground; dark waves meet the sky. They are unmoving, barely visible but for the light of the sun rising behind them.
Mountains, I realize. That's what the ocean is. Those waves are peaks. The stars are lights in houses and on streets. The earth reflects the sky and the sky meets the earth and, every now and then, if we're lucky, we have a moment to see how small we are. — Ally Condie
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Matthew Flaming: It strikes her that, until these last weeks, she has lived in an impossibly small It strikes her that, until these last weeks, she has lived in an impossibly small universe, willfully blinded to the vastness of existence outside of her chosen life. And perhaps, she thinks, that is how everyone lives. Perhaps it is exactly these blinders that the complacency and comfort of our days depends upon: we survive by shutting out the endless questions of what else might be. — Matthew Flaming
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How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Brittainy C. Cherry: There's so much wonder in the world, but instead of giving a damn, and taking There's so much wonder in the world, but instead of giving a damn, and taking the time to come to the realization that we are all very, very, small in a very, very miniature place, we like to pretend we are the alphas of the whole universe. We like to make ourselves feel big. And we each like to make our way seem like the best way, and our hurts seem like the biggest hurts, when really, we are nothing more than a tiny burning dot that makes up a part of the giant sky. A tiny dot that no one would even notice was missing. A tiny dot, that will soon enough be replaced by another speck which thinks it's more important than it actually is. I just wish people would sometimes stop fighting about stupid mundane things like race, sexual orientation, and reality television. I wish they would remember how small they are and take five minutes a day to look up to the sky and breathe." "Logan? — Brittainy C. Cherry
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Craig Stone: I stared up in disbelief at the information my eyes fed my brain, and lost I stared up in disbelief at the information my eyes fed my brain, and lost myself to the stars.
For the first time in my life I had a greater idea of how infinitesimally small our planet really is and, furthermore, how tiny and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of the vast universe.
I took a seat on a rock next to Lily and took in the moment to comprehend the vastness of everything else, and the incredible smallness of I. — Craig Stone
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Wildbow: Oh, how small we were, in the grand scheme of it all.Our planet was but Oh, how small we were, in the grand scheme of it all.

Our planet was but a speck in the midst of the milky way galaxy, which was a speck in the midst of the known universe. We were fighting to save it, and yet it could disappear without anyone in the nearest solar system even noticing.

Small, insignificant. Little more than ants before a giant. — Wildbow
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Tom Shadyac: And so we have come full circle, and return to the essential question: who are And so we have come full circle, and return to the essential question: who are you? From a scientific perspective, you are miraculous. You are stardust. You contain the same energy and matter that created the universe 13 billion years ago. You were once that energy - inside the infinitesimally small point of light that began all of life. Everything around you, everything you can see, touch, and taste, is made of this matter, this same universal energy: the water that shines, the tree that reaches, the bird in flight, the grass that grows. The saints and sages across the ages said it this way: you are brothers and sisters with all of creation. If who you are and how things work are one and the same, then who you are is love. — Tom Shadyac
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By James S.A. Corey: The thing Alex Kamal liked most about the long haul was how it changed the The thing Alex Kamal liked most about the long haul was how it changed the experience of time. The weeks - sometimes months - spent on the burn were like stepping out of history into some small, separate universe. — James S.A. Corey
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can imagine how this can exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. — G.K. Chesterton
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Gwen Mitchell: Looking down from the heavens, she saw how small, and yet how important each human Looking down from the heavens, she saw how small, and yet how important each human life is. Drops in the bucket of eternity. She saw her minute place in the organic machine of the Cosmos, witnessed the give and take and the slow, steady swinging of life's pendulum. The world relies on order, pattern, and repetition. The earth spins and swings around the sun with rational, mathematical predictability.

But she also saw the chaotic nature of things. No matter what, you can never know with certainty what will happen. Lightening can strike, the ground can open up and swallow you, and the very air you breathe can tear your life away. — Gwen Mitchell
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Claudia Gray: My paintings are the result of countless small brushstrokes, each one shaded with a different My paintings are the result of countless small brushstrokes, each one shaded with a different blend of colors, each one with a single, deliberate purpose. Every moment, every day, we are all making something - whether it's science or art, a relationship or a destiny - building it choice by choice, moment by moment. Our decisions shape other people's worlds as well as our own. We are all the center of our own universe and all of use in someone else's orbit. It's a paradox, but sometimes paradoxes are where truth begins.
My father would point out that the Beatles told us all of this decades ago. They one sang that in the end, the love we take is equal to the love we make. No, we can never be in complete control of our fates - we're all vulnerable to accidents, to cruelty, and to the random misfortune of life. But I try to think about how much of it is up to us. We decide what emotions serve as our building blocks, which feelings we'll use to shape our universe. — Claudia Gray
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Harry Mulisch: I never understood how anyone could feel small compared with the universe. After all, man I never understood how anyone could feel small compared with the universe. After all, man knows how overwhelmingly large it is, and a few others things besides, and that means he is not small. The fact that man has discovered all this precisely proves his greatness. — Harry Mulisch
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Rumi: A new moon teaches gradualnessand deliberation and how one gives birthto oneself slowly. Patience with A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe. — Rumi
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: The earth will never be the same againRock, water, tree, iron, share this greifAs distant The earth will never be the same again
Rock, water, tree, iron, share this greif
As distant stars participate in the pain.
A candle snuffed, a falling star or leaf,
A dolphin death, O this particular loss
A Heaven-mourned; for if no angel cried
If this small one was tossed away as dross,
The very galaxies would have lied.
How shall we sing our love's song now
In this strange land where all are born to die?
Each tree and leaf and star show how
The universe is part of this one cry,
Every life is noted and is cherished,
and nothing loved is ever lost or perished. — Madeleine L'Engle
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Lawrence M. Krauss: Now, almost one hundred years later, it is difficult to fully appreciate how much our Now, almost one hundred years later, it is difficult to fully appreciate how much our picture of the universe has changed in the span of a single human lifetime.
As far as the scientific community in 1917 was concerned, the universe was static and eternal, and consisted of a one single galaxy, our Milky Way, surrounded by vast, infinite, dark, and empty space.
This is, after all, what you would guess by looking up at the night sky with your eyes, or with a small telescope, and at the time there was little reason to suspect otherwise. — Lawrence M. Krauss
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By T. Colin Campbell: For an enzyme to be functional, it must fold into a precise three-dimensional shape. How For an enzyme to be functional, it must fold into a precise three-dimensional shape. How such a complex folding can take place remains a mystery. A small chain of 150 amino acids making up an enzyme has an extraordinary number of possible folding configurations: if it tested 1,012 different configurations every second, it would take about 1,026 years to find the right one. . . . Yet, a denatured enzyme can refold within fractions of a second and then precisely react in a chemical reaction. . . . [I]t demonstrates a stunning complexity and harmony in the universe.21 — T. Colin Campbell
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Don DeLillo: I'm not saying we shouldn't grieve. Just, why don't we put it in God's hands? I'm not saying we shouldn't grieve. Just, why don't we put it in God's hands? she said. Why haven't we learned this, after all the evidence of all the dead? We're supposed to believe in God but then why don't we obey the laws of God's universe, which teach us how small we are and where we're all going to end up? — Don DeLillo
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I'm small but I'm also big. I'm big because I'm connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me. — Neil DeGrasse Tyson
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Isaac Asimov: Science is complex and chilling. The mathematical language of science is understood by very few. Science is complex and chilling. The mathematical language of science is understood by very few. The vistas it presents are scary-an enormous universe ruled by chance and impersonal rules, empty and uncaring, ungraspable and vertiginous. How comfortable to turn instead to a small world, only a few thousand years old, and under God's personal; and immediate care; a world in which you are His peculiar concern. — Isaac Asimov
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Graham Chapman: The universe itself keeps on expanding and expandingIn all of the directions it can whizzAs The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth. — Graham Chapman
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Chris Hadfield: Waiting for him I check behind me, to be sure I haven't accidentally activated my Waiting for him I check behind me, to be sure I haven't accidentally activated my backup tank of oxygen, and that's when I notice the universe. The scale is graphically shocking. The colors, too. The incongruity is stupefying: there I was, inside a small box, but now - how is this possible? — Chris Hadfield
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Dean Potter: I just love any place that I can sit in the sun and feel the I just love any place that I can sit in the sun and feel the warmth of the sun's rays, and feel the connection to the planet, really tapping into how small I am and really how insignificant I am in comparison to the universe. — Dean Potter
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Terry Pratchett: He knew how she felt. It was the way he felt himself, sometimes, if he He knew how she felt. It was the way he felt himself, sometimes, if he woke in the small hours, at three a.m., a time when the world seemed empty and stripped of comforting illusion. A time when you knew you were a mote, transient and fragile in a vast universe, a candle flame in an empty hall. — Terry Pratchett
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Joseph Monninger: All morning I thought how strange our meeting was. I mean, we have to be All morning I thought how strange our meeting was. I mean, we have to be in a universe, on a continent, in a country, in a state, in a county, on a river, in a small yellow boat.[...]Long odds. And we had to leave our homes at the right time, drive at such and such a pace, stop for lunch, or not, get gas, or not. A thousand coincidences that arranged themselves so that we could meet. And then of course, we have to be attracted to each other. When I was little, my girlfriends and I called it Yeti love. You never expect to see it, but you've heard it's out there and it might just be a legend. But you keep looking for it anyway. — Joseph Monninger
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Marty Rubin: How small a single life seems in this vast universe. But it is really our How small a single life seems in this vast universe. But it is really our conception of life which is small. — Marty Rubin
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell - ' He continued, 'And count Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell - ' He continued, 'And count myself a king of infinite space - ' 'Were it not that I have bad dreams,' she whispered. He knew how she felt. It was the way he felt himself, sometimes, if he woke in the small hours, at three a.m., a time when the world seemed empty and stripped of comforting illusion. A time when you knew you were a mote, transient and fragile in a vast universe, a candle flame in an empty hall. Luckily the sun always came up, people stirred, and you got on with stuff that distracted you from the reality. The — Terry Pratchett
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Aaron Quincy: When you take a moment to think about how vast the universe is, you can When you take a moment to think about how vast the universe is, you can either choose to feel very small or very special. — Aaron Quincy
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Douglas Adams: The nothingth of a second for which the hole existed reverberated backwards and forwards through The nothingth of a second for which the hole existed reverberated backwards and forwards through time in a most improbable fashion. Somewhere in the deeply remote past it seriously traumatized a small random group of atoms drifting through the empty sterility of space and made them cling together in the most extraordinarily unlikely patterns. These patterns quickly learnt to copy themselves (this was part of what was so extraordinary about the patterns) and went on to cause massive trouble on every planet they drifted on to. That was how life began in the Universe. — Douglas Adams
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Bill Nye: I suspect everyone there can reason along the lines I described ... It's just that I suspect everyone there can reason along the lines I described ... It's just that when it comes to evolution, and especially to the related realization that we are all pretty small bits of the universe, it seems as though Ham and his followers just can't handle the truth. They throw aside their common sense and cling to the hope that there's something that makes it okay to *not* think for themselves.""The irony is, in the process they are walking away from our ability to understand who we are, where we came from, and how we fit into a cosmos ... If there is something divine in our nature, something that sets humans apart from all creatures, surely our ability to reason is a key part of it. The irony is, in the process they are walking away from our ability to understand who we are, where we came from, and how we fit into a cosmos ... If there is something divine in our nature, something that sets humans apart from all creatures, surely our ability to reason is a key part of it. — Bill Nye
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Anousheh Ansari: I believe seeing earth a small blue ball in the vast dark ocean of space, I believe seeing earth a small blue ball in the vast dark ocean of space, gives you a new perspective on life and what is important. You can see how small we are as compared to the universe and how fragile our lives are. — Anousheh Ansari
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Heather Demetrios: Sometimes it was hard to breathe, knowing how small my world could be. Maybe in Sometimes it was hard to breathe, knowing how small my world could be. Maybe in San Francisco it wouldn't feel like the universe was conspiring to keep me in a bubble. — Heather Demetrios
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Isaac Asimov: I believe that scientific knowledge has fractal properties, that no matter how much we learn, I believe that scientific knowledge has fractal properties, that no matter how much we learn, whatever is left, however small it may seem, is just as infinitely complex as the whole was to start with. That, I think, is the secret of the Universe. — Isaac Asimov
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Dee Williams: For me, the idea of living small has always involved being curious - taking a For me, the idea of living small has always involved being curious - taking a look at how my day-to-day is connected to the larger world around me, and to the delicate universe that sits between my ears and in my small body. — Dee Williams
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Adriano Bulla: A thought, no matter how small and forgotten, always has an eternal impact on the A thought, no matter how small and forgotten, always has an eternal impact on the Cosmos. Most times, we can only see the material and just about beyond the immediate, but if we could trace this thought through all Creation... well, it would be a whole universe in itself. — Adriano Bulla
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Megan McCafferty: Right now I feel guilty to be alive. Why? Because I'm wasting it. I've been Right now I feel guilty to be alive. Why? Because I'm wasting it. I've been given this life and all I do is mope it away.
What's worse is, I am totally aware of how ridiculous I am. It would be a lot easier if I believed I was the center of the universe, because then I wouldn't know any better NOT to make a big deal out of everything. I know how small my problems are, yet that doesn't stop me from obsessing about them.
I have to stop doing this.
How do other people get happy? I look at people laughing and smiling and enjoying themselves and try to get inside their heads. How do Bridget, Manda, and Sara do it? Or Pepe? Or EVERYONE but me?
Why does everything I see bother me? Why can't I just get over these daily wrongdoings? Why can't I just move on and make the best of what I've got?
I wish I knew. — Megan McCafferty
How Small We Are In The Universe Sayings By Clifford D. Simak: There is a plan, it seems to me, that reaches out of the electron to There is a plan, it seems to me, that reaches out of the electron to the rim of the universe and what this plan may be or how it came about is beyond my feeble intellect. But if we are looking for something on which to pin our faith- and, indeed, our hope- the plan might well be it. I think we have thought too small and have been too afraid. — Clifford D. Simak