Moment

942 – “A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in out lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood and our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope and victory.”

-Nelson Mandela

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804 – “We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that trans-figuration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.”

–Georges Duhamel

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441 – “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

–Hector (played by Richard Griffiths) in The History Boys (2006)

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314 – “Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. This can be such a moment.”

–Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States of America
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