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  • #1
    Milan Kundera
    “There is no means of testing which decision is better, because there is no basis for comparison. We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always like a sketch. No, "sketch" is not quite a word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch for nothing, an outline with no picture.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #2
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #3
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world's finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, for all the blood that they've shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #4
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Do you know I've been sitting here thinking to myself: that if I didn't believe in life, if I lost faith in the woman I love, lost faith in the order of things, were convinced in fact that everything is a disorderly, damnable, and perhaps devil-ridden chaos, if I were struck by every horror of man's disillusionment -- still I should want to live. Having once tasted of the cup, I would not turn away from it till I had drained it! At thirty though, I shall be sure to leave the cup even if I've not emptied it, and turn away -- where I don't know. But till I am thirty I know that my youth will triumph over everything -- every disillusionment, every disgust with life. I've asked myself many times whether there is in the world any despair that could overcome this frantic thirst for life. And I've come to the conclusion that there isn't, that is until I am thirty.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #5
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All thinking men are atheists.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • #6
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Maybe...you'll fall in love with me all over again."
    "Hell," I said, "I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?"
    "Yes. I want to ruin you."
    "Good," I said. "That's what I want too.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • #7
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    “Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.

    (Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)

    [Said on his deathbed]”
    Ludwig van Beethoven

  • #8
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #9
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #10
    Erich Maria Remarque
    “It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.”
    Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades: A Novel of Germany Between the Wars

  • #11
    Guy de Maupassant
    “breathing, sleeping, drinking, eating, working, dreaming, everything we do is dying. to live, in fact, is to die.”
    Guy de Maupassant

  • #12
    Guy de Maupassant
    “Life is a slope. As long as you're going up you're always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It's slow going up and quick going down.”
    Guy de Maupassant, Bel-Ami

  • #13
    Guy de Maupassant
    “We breathe, sleep, drink, eat, work and then die! The end of life is death. What do you long for? Love? A few kisses and you will be powerless. Money? What for? To gratify your desires. Glory? What coems after it all? Death! Death alone is certain.”
    Guy de Maupassant, Bel-Ami

  • #14
    Stephen Chbosky
    “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #15
    Stephen Chbosky
    “She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time. ”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #16
    Stephen Chbosky
    “We didn't talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #17
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn't matter.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #18
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And all the books you've read have been read by other people. And all the songs you've loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that's pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing 'unity.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #19
    Stephen Chbosky
    “It was the kind of kiss that made
    me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #20
    Stephen Chbosky
    “This moment will just be another story someday.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #21
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #22
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #23
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everyone was, especially me.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #24
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #25
    Stephen Chbosky
    “If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it, too. I want them to be able to do whatever they want around me.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #26
    Stephen Chbosky
    “He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #27
    Freddie Mercury
    “My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies,
    Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die,
    I can fly, my friends...”
    Freddie Mercury

  • #28
    Kurt Cobain
    “Life isn't nearly as sacred as the appreciation of passion.”
    Kurt Cobain, Journals

  • #29
    Kurt Cobain
    “I don't need to be inspired any longer, just supported.”
    Kurt Cobain, Journals

  • #30
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
    The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment



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