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  • #1
    David Sedaris
    “When asked "What do we need to learn this for?" any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.”
    David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • #2
    Stephen King
    “High school isn't a very important place. When you're going you think it's a big deal, but when it's over nobody really thinks it was great unless they're beered up.”
    Stephen King, Carrie

  • #3
    Adrienne Rich
    “Wherever in this city, screens flicker
    with pornography, with science-fiction vampires,
    victimized hirelings bending to the lash,
    we also have to walk . . . if simply as we walk
    through the rainsoaked garbage, the tabloid cruelties
    of our own neighborhoods.
    We need to grasp our lives inseperable
    from those rancid dreams, that blurt of metal, those disgraces,
    and the red begonia perilously flashing
    from a tenement sill six stories high,
    or the long-legged young girls playing ball
    in the junior highschool playground.
    No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees,
    sycamores blazing through the sulfuric air,
    dappled with scars, still exuberantly budding,
    our animal passion rooted in the city.”
    Adrienne Rich, Twenty One Love Poems

  • #4
    “For some the journey of highschool was probably pleasent or easy like swimming down a stream or walking down the street, but for me it was like climbing up a muddy hill ... while its raining ... with no shoes.”
    Elizabeth S. Rolph
    tags: humor

  • #6
    Gayle Forman
    “I guess high school really is ancient history,” she concludes.
    Ancient history? Have you really relegated us to the trash heap of the Dumb High-School Romance? And if that’s the case, why the hell can’t I do the same?”
    Gayle Forman, Where She Went

  • #7
    Anaïs Nin
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #8
    Jane Austen
    “From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #9
    Sylvia Plath
    “If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
    You leave the same impression
    Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”
    Sylvia Plath, Ariel: The Restored Edition

  • #10
    Rick Riordan
    “She glanced at the minotaur horn in my hands, then back at me. I imagined she was going to say, You killed a minotaur! or Wow, you're so awesome! or something like that.
    Instead she said, "You drool when you sleep.”
    Rick Riordan

  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”
    Mark Twain

  • #12
    “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

    We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

    We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

    These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

    Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

    Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

    Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

    Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”
    Bob Moorehead, Words Aptly Spoken

  • #13
    Sarah Dessen
    “Well, it's true that I have been hurt in my life. Quite a bit. But it's also true that I have loved, and been loved. and that carries a weight of its own. A greater weight, in my opinion. It's like that pie chart we talked about earlier. in the end, I'll look back on my life and see that the greatest piece of it was love. The problems, the divorces, the sadness... those will be there too, but just smaller slivers, tiny pieces.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

  • #14
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #15
    Joyce Brothers
    “My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.”
    Joyce Brothers

  • #16
    Groucho Marx
    “Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #17
    Jennifer Weiner
    “I think every person who is single should have a dog. I think the government should step in and intervene: If you're not married or coupled up, whether you've been dumped or divorced or widowed or whatever, they should require you to proceed immediately to the pound nearest you and select an animal companion.”
    Jennifer Weiner, Good in Bed

  • #18
    Kami Garcia
    “I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.”
    Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures

  • #19
    Elizabeth Scott
    “I didn't want it to be one good memory that led to a lot of bad ones. I wanted it to stay what it was, one amazing moment, something that was strong and sweet enough to stand on its own. Something I could remember without any pain.
    - Kate”
    Elizabeth Scott, Perfect You

  • #20
    “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”

  • #21
    Ally Carter
    “I always finish what i start”
    Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

  • #22
    Cecily von Ziegesar
    “I know hate is a strong word and everything, but its okay: we're teenagers.”
    Cecily von Ziegesar, You Know You Love Me

  • #23
    Alice Hoffman
    “...he had a way of taking your hand which made it clear he'd have to be the one to let go."

    From Alice Hoffman's "Local Girls", pg.102.”
    Alice Hoffman, Local Girls

  • #24
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “I don't like hope very much. In fact, I hate it. It's the crystal meth of emotions. It hooks you fast and kills you hard. It's bad news. The worst. It's sharp sticks and cherry bombs. When hope shows up, it's only a matter of time until someone gets hurt.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

  • #25
    Tom Upton
    “Other than the voices in my head, I think I’m pretty normal.”
    Tom Upton, Tiny Voices

  • #26
    Stephanie Kuehnert
    “I automatically assume people won't like me, so I don't talk to them unless they approach me first. I can't become a part of a crowd because I can't get past that feeling that I don't belong.”
    Stephanie Kuehnert, Ballads of Suburbia

  • #27
    Amanda Grace
    “But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong.”
    Amanda Grace, But I Love Him

  • #28
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “I will go out again this very night with my rockets and fuses. I will blow them straight out of their comfortable beds. Blow the rooftops off their houses. Blow the black, wretched night to bits. I will not stop. For mad I may be, but I will never be convenient.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution
    tags: teen

  • #29
    David Levithan
    “I showed him the Post-it. “You see They’re from Lily.”

    “Who’s Lily?”

    “Some girl.”

    “Ooh... a girl!”

    “Boomer, we’re not in third grade anymore. You don’t say, ‘Ooh... a girl!’”

    “What? You fucking her?”

    “Okay, Boomer, you’re right. I liked ‘Ooh... a girl!’ much more than that.
    Let’s stick with ‘Ooh... a girl!”
    David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

  • #30
    Charles  de Lint
    “Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.”
    Charles de Lint, The Blue Girl

  • #31
    Tahereh Mafi
    “I have a curse.
    I'm a monster.
    My touch Is lethal.
    I am their weapon.
    Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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