16 October

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by Dino Buzzati

A bit further from your loneliness is the person you love.

Dino Buzzati, born on 16 October 1906, Sun and Moon in Libra, Italian novelist.
Disbelief in magic and astrology can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

So you think that you’re a failure, do you? Well, you probably are. What’s wrong with that? In the first place, if you’ve any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free.

Tim Robbins, born 16 October 1958, Sun in Libra, Moon in Sagittarius, Ascendant in Virgo