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  • #1
    George R.R. Martin
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

  • #2
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
    François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

  • #3
    Shel Silverstein
    “Do a loony-goony dance
    'Cross the kitchen floor,
    Put something silly in the world
    That ain't been there before.”
    Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

  • #4
    T.S. Eliot
    “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism

  • #5
    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
    “To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.”
    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorisms

  • #6
    Toni Morrison
    “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #7
    Toni Morrison
    “Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
    Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993

  • #8
    Desmond Tutu
    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #9
    Desmond Tutu
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #10
    P.G. Wodehouse
    “The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number.”
    P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!

  • #11
    Doris Lessing
    “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
    Doris Lessing

  • #12
    Napoleon Hill
    “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
    Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

  • #13
    Sylvia Plath
    “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #14
    Kay Ryan
    “The day misspent,
    the love misplaced,
    has inside it
    the seed of redemption.
    Nothing is exempt
    from resurrection.”
    Kay Ryan, Say Uncle

  • #15
    Zig Ziglar
    “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
    Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

  • #16
    Howard Nemerov
    “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”
    Howard Nemerov

  • #17
    Michael Cunningham
    “The secret of flight is this -- you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws.”
    Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

  • #18
    Albert Camus
    “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
    Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

  • #19
    Anne Sexton
    “Watch out for intellect,
    because it knows so much it knows nothing
    and leaves you hanging upside down,
    mouthing knowledge as your heart
    falls out of your mouth.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #20
    Neil Gaiman
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You

  • #21
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

  • #22
    Margaret Atwood
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #23
    Howard Thurman
    “Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”
    Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

  • #24
    William Arthur Ward
    “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
    William Arthur Ward

  • #25
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
    Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

  • #26
    Rita Mae Brown
    “Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.”
    Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

  • #27
    Wyndham Lewis
    “Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up.”
    Wyndham Lewis

  • #28
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #29
    David Mitchell
    “One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #30
    Stephen Colbert
    “Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes'.”
    Stephen Colbert



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