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  • #1
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #2
    Vita Sackville-West
    “It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.”
    Vita Sackville-West


  • #3
    Norman Mailer
    “The writer can grow as a person or he can shrink. ... His curiosity, his reaction to life must not diminish. The fatal thing is to shrink, to be interested in less, sympathetic to less, desiccating to the point where life itself loses its flavor, and one’s passion for human understanding changes to weariness and distaste.”
    Norman Mailer


  • #4
    Steve Martin
    “Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.”
    Steve Martin


  • #5
    Steve Martin
    “It's so hard to believe in anything anymore. I mean, it's like, religion, you really can't take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary...but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. I guess I wouldn't believe in anything anymore if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch.”
    Steve Martin


  • #6
    Marcel Proust
    “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
    Marcel Proust


  • #7
    Marcel Proust
    “Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer's work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader's recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book's truth.”
    Marcel Proust, Time Regained


  • #8
    Marcel Proust
    “There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said
    things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that
    he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.”
    Marcel Proust


  • #9
    James Joyce
    “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”
    James Joyce, Ulysses


  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway


  • #11
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
    Ernest Hemingway


  • #12
    John Waters
    “If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!”
    John Waters


  • #13
    Cassandra Clare
    “It means 'Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234'.”
    Cassandra Clare, City of Bones




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