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  • #1
    Cormac McCarthy
    “There is no God and we are his prophets.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road


  • #2
    Cormac McCarthy
    “He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road


  • #3
    Cormac McCarthy
    “What's the bravest thing you ever did?
    He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road


  • #4
    Cormac McCarthy
    “You have to carry the fire."
    I don't know how to."
    Yes, you do."
    Is the fire real? The fire?"
    Yes it is."
    Where is it? I don't know where it is."
    Yes you do. It's inside you. It always was there. I can see it.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road


  • #5
    Cormac McCarthy
    “I had two dreams about him after he died. I dont remember the first one all that well but it was about meetin him in town somewheres and he give me some money and I think I lost it. But the second one it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin through the mountains of a night. Goin through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin. Never said nothin. He just rode on past and he had this blanket wrapped around him and he had his head down and when he rode past I seen he was carryin fire in a horn the way people used to do and I could see the horn from the light inside of it. About the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin on ahead and that he was fixin to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there. And then I woke up.”
    Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men


  • #6
    Cormac McCarthy
    “All the time you spend tryin to get back what's been took from you there's more goin out the door. After a while you just try and get a tourniquet on it.”
    Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men


  • #7
    Cormac McCarthy
    “This country will kill you in a heartbeat and still people love it.”
    Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men


  • #8
    Cormac McCarthy
    “Things happen to you they happen. They dont ask first. They dont require your permission.”
    Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men


  • #9
    Markus Zusak
    “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #10
    Markus Zusak
    “A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #11
    Markus Zusak
    “I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. Their great skills is their capacity to escalate.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #12
    George Orwell
    “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
    George Orwell, 1984


  • #13
    George Orwell
    “Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
    George Orwell, 1984


  • #14
    George Orwell
    “We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”
    George Orwell, 1984


  • #15
    Azar Nafisi
    “It takes courage to die for a cause, but also to live for one.”
    Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran


  • #16
    Azar Nafisi
    “Empathy lies at the heart of Gatsby, like so many other great novels--the biggest sin is to be blind to others' problems and pains. Not seeing them means denying their existence.”
    Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran


  • #17
    Azar Nafisi
    “The worst crime committed by totalitarian mind-sets is that they force their citizens, including their victims, to become complicit in their crimes. Dancing with your jailer, participating in your own execution, that is an act of utmost brutality.”
    Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran


  • #18
    Jack Kerouac
    “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll


  • #19
    Stephen King
    “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
    Stephen King, The Gunslinger


  • #20
    Stephen King
    “The man in black smiled. "Shall we tell the truth then, you and I? No more lies?"

    I thought we had been."

    But the man in black persisted as if Roland hadn't spoken. "Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as equals? There is an offer you will get rarely, Roland. Only equals speak the truth, that's my thought on't. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard. How tiresome!”
    Stephen King, The Gunslinger


  • #21
    Stephen King
    “You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box abd cover it with wet weeds to die?

    Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity. Viewed at their actual size, the distances between these atoms might become league, gulfs, aeons. The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons. One may step down further to subatomic particles. And then to what? Tachyons? Nothing? Of course not. Everything in the universe denies nothing; to suggest an ending is the one absurdity.”
    Stephen King, The Gunslinger


  • #22
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #23
    Adam Johnson
    “Today, tomorrow," she said. "A day is nothing. A day is just a match you strike after the ten thousand matches before it have gone out.”
    Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son


  • #24
    Adam Johnson
    “Like putting a name to my problems would solve anything”
    Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son


  • #25
    Adam Johnson
    “Inside is where the son and the father will always be holding hands.”
    Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son


  • #26
    Adam Johnson
    “The darkness inside your head is something your imagination fills with stories that have nothing to do with the real darkness around you.”
    Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son


  • #27
    John Green
    “kind of weather that reminds you after a long winter that while the world wasn’t built for humans, we were built for the world.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


  • #28
    John Green
    “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
    tags: hurt, love


  • #29
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #30
    “Running should not be hemmed in by schedules and routines. Its beauty derives from the fact that it cannot be governed by the magnetic fields of others.”
    Robin Harvie, The Lure of Long Distances: Why We Run




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