“If her own life was that carefully described pencil line,
she knew it all at once that the two ends were drawing close together.
I have come full circle, she told herself, and wondered what had happened to all the years.
It was a question, which from time to time, caused her some anxiety
and left her fretting with a dreadful sense of waste.”
-- Rosamunde Pilcher
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“I have begun to wonder where I came from.
The person I am now, this fumbling, stumbling supplicant ...
was I built on the foundations of my old life,
or did I rise from the grave a blank slate?
How much of me is inherited,
and how much is my own creation?”
-- Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies
“Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous.”