# 115:

Being good is different than acting good.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 87:

If we could ever figure out how to travel backward and forward in time,
we’d have to get rid of the word “after.”



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 80:

Do not confuse being discovered by the world with discovering the world.
The first matters little. The last is essential.



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# 59:

Don’t cast your net too far or too deep.
Catch the fish that are here, where you are.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 48:

Poets must give one another unadulterated
praise because nobody else gives a damn.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 33:

Ideas should serve life,
not the other way around.

The actual life is more important
than the imagined idea.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 10:

The road to sainthood is paved with sin.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 66:

God is a word we made up
for that which is not a word.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 39:

At some point you must set aside what you want to happen and realize what is actually happening.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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Monster Trucks and Sausages















Someone gave me free tickets to the monster truck show at the county fair, entitling me to be among the privileged few to witness a huge, elevated truck smash into a motor home.
As I chewed on the tougher parts of my fat-laden giant sausage, I surveyed the enthusiastic monster truck audience, watched them cheer for the wheelie-popping trucks, and mused on just how fragile our participatory democracy truly is.




~ by Russ Allison Loar
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# 44:

Even the finest words fall away
in early morning birdsong.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 42:

The truth does not depend on public opinion.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 29:

The meek may indeed inherit the Earth, but they will not explore it.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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The Truth



The truth has always been here, long before it was written about, long before theology, long before philosophy.

The wisest among us are interpreters, but the truth is eternal and cannot be changed by the interpretations of human beings.





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# 69:

Be imperfect and acknowledge your imperfection. In this way you will become honest and no longer need to present a false image of yourself to the world.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 217:

Normal is an idea in wet cement.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 237:

A sin is a sin.
Comparing one sin against another does not change the fact that a sin is a sin.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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# 83:

We are not in this world. We are of this world.


~ Russ Allison Loar
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Wake Up!



















At some point, you must set aside what you want to happen
and realize what is actually happening.




~ Russ Allison Loar
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