We do want our fellow citizens to respect our deeply held conviction that the absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on earth.
If there is a life after this one, he said, let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.
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After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well".
From: "More Maxims of Mark
After eighteen long months covering this dreary business, the whole campaign appears in my mind’s eye as one long, protracted scratch-fight over Internet-fueled nonsense.
There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.
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We all lose people. We all have to live in the aftermath. It’s how we move forward that counts, but sometimes we are tethered to something in our past that won’t let us move forward.
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.
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It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Education Remains School
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
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