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  • #1
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “I talk in a daze, I walk in a maze
    I cannot get out, said the starling”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #2
    Lemony Snicket
    “I will love you as the iceberg loves the ship, and the passengers love the lifeboat and the lifeboat loves the teeth of the sperm whale, and the sperm whale loves the flavor of naval uniforms.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters

  • #3
    Lemony Snicket
    “I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters

  • #4
    Lemony Snicket
    “I will love you as a drawer loves a secret compartment, and as a secret compartment loves a secret, and as a secret loves to make a person gasp, and as a gasping person loves a glass of brandy to calm their nerves, and as a glass of brandy loves to shatter on the floor, and as the noise of glass shattering loves to make someone else gasp, and as someone else gasping loves a nearby desk to lean against, even if leaning against it presses a lever that loves to open a drawer and reveal a secret compartment. I will love you until all such compartments are discovered and opened, and until all the secrets have gone gasping into the world.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #5
    Lemony Snicket
    “Everything. A letter may be coded, and a word may be coded. A theatrical performance may be coded, and a sonnet may be coded, and there are times when it seems the entire world is in code. Some believe that the world can be decoded by performing research in a library. Others believe that the world can be decoded by reading a newspaper. In my case, the only thing that made sense of the world was you, and without you the world will seem as garbled and tragic as a malfunctioning typewrit9.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters

  • #6
    Pablo Neruda
    “You are like nobody since I love you.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #7
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #8
    Vincent Van Gogh
    “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
    Vincent Van Gogh

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.”
    Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • #11
    Sylvia Plath
    “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
    I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #13
    “There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.”
    Albert Dietrich, Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich

  • #14
    J.D. Salinger
    “I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #15
    J.D. Salinger
    “I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #16
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All thinking men are atheists.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • #17
    Lemony Snicket
    “A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #18
    James Joyce
    “His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • #19
    John Steinbeck
    “All great and precious things are lonely.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #20
    S.E. Hinton
    “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.”
    S.E. Hinton

  • #21
    Stephen Chbosky
    “It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

  • #22
    Albert Camus
    “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
    Albert Camus

  • #23
    Sylvia Plath
    “I like people too much or not at all. I've got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #24
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside. ”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #25
    Sylvia Plath
    “How we need another soul to cling to.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #26
    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

  • #27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #28
    Shel Silverstein
    “My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white. My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night. My hair is reddish blondish brown, but its silver when its wet, and all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

  • #29
    Vincent Van Gogh
    “I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”
    Vincent Van Gogh

  • #30
    Pablo Neruda
    “Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying...and every day on the balcony of the sea wings open fire is born and everything is blue again like morning.”
    Pablo Neruda



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