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Words, Wisdom, etc.

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Nobody is so frightening once you stop and listen. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

I’ve begun to think we sit far more than we’re supposed to. Why else would we have feet? – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

Maybe it’s what the world needs. A little less sense, and a little more faith. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

You could be ordinary and attempt something extraordinary, without being able to explain it in a logical way. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other; and a life might appear ordinary simply because the person living it had been doing so for a long time. [He] could no longer pass a stranger without acknowledging the truth that everyone was the same, and also unique; and that this was the dilemma of being human. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

Beginnings could happen more than once, or in different ways. You could think you were starting something afresh, when actually what you were doing was carrying on as before. He had faced his shortcomings and overcome them, and so the real business of walking was happening only now. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

If he kept looking at the things that were bigger than himself, he knew he would make it. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

People were buying milk, or filling their cars with petrol, or even posting letters. And what no one else knew was the appalling weight of the thing they were carrying inside. The inhuman effort it took sometimes to be normal, and a part of things that appeared both easy and everyday. The loneliness of that. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

Life was very different when you walked through it… Maybe you saw even more than the land when you got out of the car and used your feet. – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

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