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  • #1
    Douglas Pagels
    “I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.”
    Douglas Pagels

  • #2
    Robert T. Kiyosaki
    “It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”
    Robert T. Kiyosaki

  • #3
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

  • #4
    “The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.”
    Sydney J. Harris

  • #5
    Douglas Coupland
    “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.”
    Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

  • #6
    Haruki Murakami
    “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment. ”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #7
    Jodi Picoult
    “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

  • #8
    Sylvia Plath
    “God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #9
    Fiona Apple
    “When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.”
    Fiona Apple

  • #10
    Robert Frost
    “They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
    Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
    I have it in me so much nearer home
    To scare myself with my own desert places.”
    Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost

  • #11
    D.H. Lawrence
    “Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.”
    D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • #12
    Lili St. Crow
    “I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.”
    Lili St. Crow, Jealousy

  • #13
    Kahlil Gibran
    “My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”
    Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

  • #14
    Philip K. Dick
    “I'm not much but I'm all I have.”
    Philip K. Dick, Martian Time-Slip

  • #15
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #16
    Kate Klise
    “P.S. Nothing personal, but I think this journal assignment is a waste of time. I know I have to do something to make up for all the work I'm missing at school, but I HATE busywork. And that's what this journal thing is. Half the teachers at school assign work they never read. When we get stupid assignments like that, I always write somewhere on my paper "blah blah blah" or "I bet you're not even reading this," are you? or "Give me a sign if you're reading this." They never are.”
    Kate Klise, Trial by Journal

  • #17
    William Styron
    “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
    William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

  • #18
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #19
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #20
    “When you can't figure out what to do, it's time for a nap.”
    Mason Cooley

  • #21
    “Sometimes I discover I have changed my mind because I have forgotten what I used to think.”
    Mason Cooley

  • #22
    “Faith moves mountains but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.”
    Mason Cooley

  • #23
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

  • #26
    Charlotte Brontë
    “No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?"

    "They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer.

    "And what is hell? Can you tell me that?"

    "A pit full of fire."

    "And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?"

    "No, sir."

    "What must you do to avoid it?"

    I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: "I must keep in good health and not die.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #27
    Jarod Kintz
    “Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

  • #28
    A.A. Milne
    “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
    A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

  • #29
    Terry Pratchett
    “No! Please! I'll tell you whatever you want to know!" the man yelled.
    "Really?" said Vimes. "What's the orbital velocity of the moon?"
    "Oh, you'd like something simpler?”
    Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

  • #30
    W.C. Fields
    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
    W.C. Fields

  • #31
    Douglas Adams
    “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

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