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  • #1
    Erich Fried
    “What it is

    It is madness
    says reason
    It is what it is
    says love
    It is unhappiness
    says caution
    It is nothing but pain
    says fear
    It has no future
    says insight
    It is what it is
    says love
    It is ridiculous
    says pride
    It is foolish
    says caution
    It is impossible
    says experience
    It is what it is
    says love.”
    Erich Fried, Es ist was es ist. Liebesgedichte, Angstgedichte, Zorngedichte


  • #2
    George Carlin
    “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”
    George Carlin


  • #3
    Jean Cocteau
    “Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like - then cultivate it. That's the only part of your work that's individual and worth keeping.”
    Jean Cocteau


  • #4
    Cyril Connolly
    “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."

    [The New Statesman, February 25, 1933]”
    Cyril Connolly


  • #5
    William Faulkner
    “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
    William Faulkner


  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #7
    Franz Kafka
    “A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."

    [Letter to Max Brod, July 5, 1922]”
    Franz Kafka


  • #8
    Charles Bukowski
    “writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.”
    Charles Bukowski


  • #9
    Marlene Dietrich
    “It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
    Marlene Dietrich


  • #10
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. ”
    Flannery O'Connor


  • #11
    “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
    Cesar A. Cruz


  • #12
    Alice Walker
    “Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. ”
    Alice Walker


  • #13
    Erica Jong
    “Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
    Erica Jong


  • #14
    Morrissey
    “There's more to life than books, you know. But not much more.”
    Morrissey


  • #15
    Lance Carbuncle
    “People who don't know me well enough might say I'm delusional and paranoid, but they're just out to get me.”
    Lance Carbuncle, Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed


  • #16
    Tahar Ben Jelloun
    “I am glad I have found a readership, but one can't write only what is likely to sell. A writer is not a shopkeeper. ”
    Tahar Ben Jelloun


  • #17
    Jane Austen
    “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


  • #18
    “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”
    John Churton Collins


  • #19
    Henry Miller
    “Everything remains unsettled forever, depend on it”
    Henry Miller


  • #20
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #21
    Henry Miller
    “There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy”
    Henry Miller


  • #22
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #23
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • #24
    Apple Inc.
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Apple Inc.


  • #25
    Truman Capote
    “Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell,' Holly advised him. 'That was Doc's mistake. He was always lugging home wild things. A hawk with a hurt wing. One time it was a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg. But you can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they're strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That's how you'll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky."
    "She's drunk," Joe Bell informed me.
    "Moderately," Holly confessed....Holly lifted her martini. "Let's wish the Doc luck, too," she said, touching her glass against mine. "Good luck: and believe me, dearest Doc -- it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.”
    Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's: And Three Stories


  • #26
    Hermann Hesse
    “When someone is seeking,” said Siddartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”
    Hermann Hesse


  • #27
    Paulo Coelho
    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


  • #28
    Bob Marley
    “Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
    Bob Marley


  • #29
    Katherine Marple
    “Love never comes when you're ready for it... As soon as you're ready for it, it's too late, and it's gone.


    Katherine Marple, Wretched:


  • #30
    Paulo Coelho
    “Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist




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