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  • #1
    Dr. Seuss
    “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #2
    Suzanne Collins
    “At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #3
    Jarod Kintz
    “Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.”
    Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

  • #4
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #5
    Abraham Lincoln
    “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #6
    Maggie Stiefvater
    “Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.”
    Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

  • #7
    Cormac McCarthy
    “He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #8
    Beth Revis
    “More than the sound of my own beating heart, I miss the sound of a ticking clock. Time passes. It must pass....”
    Beth Revis, Across the Universe

  • #9
    George Eliot
    “But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #10
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.”
    Gordon B. Hinckley

  • #11
    Dave Barry
    “There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.”
    Dave Barry

  • #12
    Kami Garcia
    “When you look up/ Do you see the blue sky of what might be / Or the darkness of what will never be? / Do you see me?

    Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl”
    Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

  • #13
    Meg Cabot
    “And eternity is a long time. So if you have to spend it with someone I could see wanting to spend it with someone impossible...but interesting....”
    Meg Cabot, Abandon

  • #14
    Wallace Stevens
    “Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.”
    Wallace Stevens

  • #15
    John Green
    “Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that?”
    John Green

  • #16
    Jamie McGuire
    “I wasn't sure what I'd done to deserve such a wonderful gift, and I wasn't sure if it was insolent, but I thanked God for fallen angels.”
    Jamie McGuire, Providence

  • #17
    Terri Blackstock
    “...every time you make a decision to be less than what God wants for you, you're denying yourself some of God's blessings. It's up to you. You can live a life with God's blessings, or just exist with all the consequences of choosing wrong.”
    Terri Blackstock, Last Light

  • #18
    Frank Herbert
    “It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
    Frank Herbert, Dune

  • #19
    P.C. Cast
    “What if all I'd ever known was how it had been for the past three years - me being an unwanted outsider in my own family?

    I might have turned out like Aphrodite, and I might still be letting my parents control me because I was hoping desperately that I would be good enough, make them proud, so that some day they would really love me.”
    P.C. Cast

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #21
    Clive Barker
    “Three is the number of those who do holy work;

    Two is the number of those who do lover's work;

    One is the number of those who do perfect evil

    Or perfect good.”
    Clive Barker, Abarat

  • #22
    Michael Ondaatje
    “What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power.”
    Michael Ondaatje, The Cat's Table

  • #23
    Graham Greene
    “A brain was only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn't conceive what it had never experienced”
    Graham Greene, Brighton Rock

  • #24
    Jarod Kintz
    “The Chair

    I’m writing to you, who made the archaic wooden chair
    look like a throne while you sat on it.

    Amidst your absence, I choose to sit on the floor,
    which is dusty as a dry Kansas day.

    I am stoic as a statue of Buddha,
    not wanting to bother the old wooden chair,

    which has been silent now for months.
    In this sunlit moment I think of you.

    I can still picture you sitting there--
    your forehead wrinkled like an un-ironed shirt,

    the light splashed on your face,
    like holy water from St. Joseph’s.

    The chair, with rounded curves
    like that of a full-figured woman,

    seems as mellow as a monk in prayer.
    The breeze blows from beyond the curtains,

    as if your spirit has come back to rest.
    Now a cloud passes overhead,

    and I hush, waiting to hear what rests
    so heavily on the chair’s lumbering mind.

    Do not interrupt, even if the wind offers to carry
    your raspy voice like a wispy cloud.”
    Jarod Kintz, A Letter to Andre Breton, Originally Composed on a Leaf of Lettuce With an Ink-dipped Carrot

  • #25
    Jarod Kintz
    “I’d drive a thousand miles just to learn how to conserve gas and help save the environment. But that’s just who I am. I’m a thoughtful guy.
    Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

  • #26
    Veronica Roth
    “I knew by the way he looked at her that he held her in a higher regard than he held even himself. No selfishness or insecurity kept him from seeing the full extent of her goodeness, as it so often does with the rest of us. That kind of love may only be possible in Abnegation. I do not know.

    My father: Erudite-born, Abnegation-grown. He often found it difficult to live up to the demands of his chosen faction, just as I did. But he tried, and he knew true selflessness when he saw it.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #27
    David Mitchell
    “The world's a headmaster who works on your faults. I don't mean in a mystical or Jesus way. More how you'll keep tripping over a hidden step, over and over, till you finally understand: Watch out for that step! Everything that's wrong with us, if we're too selfish or too Yessir, Nosir, Three bags full sir or too anything, that's a hidden step. Either you suffer the consequences of not noticing your fault forever or, one day, you do notice it, and fix it. Joke is, once you get it into your brain about that hidden step and think, Hey, life isn't such a shithouse after all again, then BUMP! Down you go, a whole new flight of hidden steps.
    There are always more.”
    David Mitchell

  • #28
    Patrick Ness
    “Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them.”
    Patrick Ness

  • #29
    Patricia MacLachlan
    “Sometimes, what people choose to write down on paper is more important than what they say."

    Caleb didn't know what Sarah meant. But I knew. I wrote in my journal every night. And when I read what I had written, I could see myself there, clearer than when I looked in the mirror. I could see all of us: Papa, who couldn't always say the things he felt; Caleb, who said everything; and Sarah, who didn't know that she had changed us all.”
    Patricia MacLachlan, Skylark

  • #30
    “I'm going to do something bigger and better,
    bigger and better
    and bolder, but first,
    I'm going to do something
    smaller and worse.”
    JonArno Lawson