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  • #1
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #2
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #3
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #4
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #6
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #7
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #8
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #9
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”
    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

  • #10
    Stephen King
    “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
    Stephen King

  • #11
    Stephen King
    “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
    Stephen King

  • #12
    Stephen King
    “If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you.”
    Stephen King

  • #13
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #14
    Lemony Snicket
    “Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #15
    Orhan Pamuk
    “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
    Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

  • #16
    Garth Nix
    “Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #17
    Garth Nix
    “Touchstone watched, suddenly conscious that he probably only had five seconds left to be alone with Sabriel, to say something, to say anything. Perhaps the last five seconds they ever would have alone together.
    I am not afraid, he said to himself.
    "I love you," he whispered. "I hope you don't mind.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #18
    Garth Nix
    “My parents are going to kill me!"
    "That seems rather harsh...”
    Garth Nix, Sir Thursday

  • #19
    Garth Nix
    “Five Great Charters knit the land
    Together linked, hand in hand
    One in the people who wear the crown
    Two in the folk who keep the Dead down
    Three and Five became stone and mortar
    Four sees all in frozen water.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #20
    Garth Nix
    “Often, I get the feeling that the story is really happening somewhere and all I'm doing is trying to work out the best way to tell it.”
    Garth Nix

  • #21
    Garth Nix
    “Sometimes it is easier to see the light when you stand partly in the darkness.”
    Garth Nix, Mister Monday

  • #22
    Garth Nix
    “Knowledge, like all things, is best in moderation," intoned the Will. "Knowing everything means you don't need to think, and that is very dangerous.”
    Garth Nix, Lady Friday

  • #23
    Garth Nix
    “Fear and realisation of ignorance, strong medicines against stupid pride.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #24
    Garth Nix
    “Charity is a very labour-intensive virtue.”
    Garth Nix, Mister Monday

  • #25
    Garth Nix
    “As for you, Private, if you mention a word of this to anyone, I'll feed you to the cat thing here. Understand?"
    "Yum," said Mogget.
    "Yes, sir!" mumbled the telephone operator, his hands shaking as he tried to smother the burning wreckage of his switchboard with a fire blanket.”
    Garth Nix, Abhorsen

  • #26
    Garth Nix
    “A Kiss," said Mogget sleepily. "Actually, just a breath would do. But you have to start kissing someone sometime, I suppose."
    "A breath?" she asked. She didn't want to kiss just any wooden man. He looked nice enough, but he might not be like his looks. A kiss seemed too forward.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #27
    Garth Nix
    “Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #28
    Garth Nix
    “Do not tarry, do not stop, no matter what happens.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel

  • #29
    Garth Nix
    “Fine!" muttered Mogget. "Wet, cold, and full of holes. Another fun day on the river.”
    Garth Nix, Lirael

  • #30
    Garth Nix
    “Let this be my final lesson. Everyone and everything has a time to die.”
    Garth Nix, Sabriel



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