Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn, and to sing at dusk, was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.— Terry Tempest Williams
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One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
Once upon a time," he said out loud to the darkness.
He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him.
Every time you judge someone else, you reveal an unhealed part of yourself.
Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart.
There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.
Once upon a time there was a dwarf knight who only had fifty words to live in and they were so fleeting that he only had time to put on a suit of armor and ride swiftly on a black horse into a very well-lit woods where he vanished forever.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc.
Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.
Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.
You see in Once Upon a Time in the West the whole film moves around her [Claudia Cardinale]. If you take her out, there's no more film. She's the central motor of the entire happening.
Once upon a time our traditional goal in war and can anyone doubt that we are at war? - was victory. Once upon a time we were proud of our strength, our military power. Now we seem ashamed of it. Once upon a time the rest of the world looked to us for leadership. Now they look to us for a quick handout and a fence-straddling international posture.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Once upon a time, something happened, and it was better than something not happening. The end.
Once upon a time refugee meant somebody who has a refuge, found a place, a haven where he could find refuge.
To Grandma: Once upon a time, there was a boy who flew.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
Maybe a story will cheer you up... Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The End.
Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your "once upon a time" is now.
Once upon a time, there was a boy who learned to read at the age of 5.
This changed his life. Owing to the adventure tales he read, he discovered a way to escape from the poor house, the poor country, and the poor reality in which he lived.
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.
Writing is storytelling. No matter how you slice it, you're saying, 'Once upon a time.' That's what writing is all about.
We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
Once upon a time, began the story of you.
Many perilous, wonderful, harrowing, brilliant, delightful, profound things happened.And yet—the most exciting twists and best turns are yet to come. And it absolutely does not matter how old or young you are.Like a bright carpet of wonders, enjoy the unrolling of your story.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
Once upon a time, people identified the god Neptune as the source of storms at sea. Today we call these storms hurricanes.... The only people who still call hurricanes acts of God are the people who write insurance forms.
Once upon a time people talked about the infallibility of the pope;
today it is that of the merchant which they wish to establish.
Happily ever after doesn't begin with Once upon a time: it begins with Now.
Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time there was none. This story is about one of those other times.
Children understand that 'once upon a time' refers not only--not even primarily--to the past, but to the impalpable regions of the present, the deeper places inside us where princes and dragons, wizards and talking birds, impassable roads, impossible tasks, and happy endings have always existed, alive and bursting with psychic power.
Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate, Whose table once a Guest, but not The second time, is set. Whose crumbs the crows inspect, And with ironic caw Flap past it to the Farmer's corn; Men eat of it and die.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
There's a simple way to look at gender: Once upon a time, someone drew a line in the sans of culture and proclaimed with great self-importance, 'On this site, you are a man; on the other side, you are a woman.' It's time for the winds of change to blow that line away. Simple.
Once upon a time, the most successful Democratic leader of them all, FDR, looked south and said I see one third of a nation ill-housed, ill clad, ill nourished. Today our national Democratic leaders look south and say, I see one third of a nation and it can go to hell.
Had I been brighter, the ladies been gentler, the Scotch been weaker, had the gods been kinder, had the dice been hotter, this could have been a one-sentence story: Once upon a time I lived happily ever after.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
Cyborg writing must not be about the Fall, the imagination of a once-upon-a-time wholeness before language, before writing, before Man. Cyborg writing is about the power to survive, not on the basis of original innocence, but on the basis of seizing the tools to mark the world that marked them as other...
'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten, but 'Once upon a time' lasts forever.
I’m letting God write my love story because once upon a time, I took control of it and it didn’t work well.
Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.
So here is my story, may it bring Some smiles and a tear or so, It happened once upon a time, Far away, and long ago, Outside the night wind keens and wails, Come listen to me, the Teller of Tales!