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  • #1
    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

  • #2
    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

  • #3
    Ken Robinson
    “Creativity is as important as literacy”
    Ken Robinson

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    John le Carré
    “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
    John le Carré

  • #8
    Doris Lessing
    “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
    Doris Lessing

  • #9
    Kay Ryan
    “The day misspent,
    the love misplaced,
    has inside it
    the seed of redemption.
    Nothing is exempt
    from resurrection.”
    Kay Ryan, Say Uncle

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Howard Nemerov
    “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”
    Howard Nemerov

  • #12
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #13
    Albert Camus
    “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
    Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

  • #14
    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

  • #15
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

  • #16
    Henry Ford
    “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
    Henry Ford

  • #17
    Carl Sagan
    “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos

  • #18
    George S. Patton Jr.
    “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
    George S. Patton Jr.

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
    Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

  • #21
    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

  • #22
    William Blake
    “To see a World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an hour.”
    William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

  • #23
    Wyndham Lewis
    “Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up.”
    Wyndham Lewis

  • #24
    Joan Didion
    “Grammar is a piano I play by ear.”
    Joan Didion, Essays & Conversations

  • #25
    Jane Austen
    “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
    Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

  • #26
    John Greenleaf Whittier
    “The windows of my soul I throw
    Wide open to the sun.”
    John Greenleaf Whittier, Poetry

  • #27
    Philip K. Dick
    “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
    Philip K. Dick, VALIS

  • #28
    Rebecca West
    “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”
    Rebecca West

  • #29
    Charles  de Lint
    “Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.”
    Charles de Lint, Moonheart

  • #30
    Dr. Seuss
    “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
    Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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