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  • #1
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Sylvia Plath
    “How frail the human heart must be―a mirrored pool of thought.”
    Sylvia Plath, Letters Home

  • #4
    Katherine Mansfield
    “Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."

    (Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”
    Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield

  • #5
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #6
    Bob Dylan
    “Don't criticize what you can't understand.”
    Bob Dylan

  • #7
    Bob Dylan
    “Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.”
    Bob Dylan

  • #8
    Bob Dylan
    “May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.”
    Bob Dylan

  • #9
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #10
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #13
    Pete Seeger
    “Participation - that's what's gonna save the human race.”
    Pete Seeger

  • #14
    William Wordsworth
    “The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
    William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

  • #15
    Groucho Marx
    “Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #16
    Angela Carter
    “The invisible is only another unexplored country, a brave new world.”
    Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

  • #17
    Eugène Ionesco
    “Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”
    Eugène Ionesco

  • #18
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #19
    Mark Oliver Everett
    “Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for me to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you.”
    Mark Oliver Everett, Things The Grandchildren Should Know

  • #20
    Mark Oliver Everett
    “Maybe I don't like people as much as the rest of the world seems to...But occasionally, people will pleasantly surprise me and I'll fall in love with them, so go figure.”
    Mark Oliver Everett, Things The Grandchildren Should Know

  • #21
    John Keats
    “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.”
    John Keats

  • #22
    John Keats
    “Life is but a day:
    A fragile dewdrop on its perilious way
    From a tree's summit”
    John Keats

  • #23
    John Keats
    “The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
    John Keats

  • #24
    Allen Ginsberg
    “The weight of the world is love.
    Under the burden of solitude,
    under the burden of dissatisfaction
    the weight,the weight we carry is love. ”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #25
    Sylvia Plath
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #26
    Sylvia Plath
    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #27
    Sylvia Plath
    “Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”
    Sylvia Plath

  • #28
    Tom Robbins
    “So you think that you're a failure, do you? Well, you probably are. What's wrong with that? In the first place, if you've any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free.”
    Tom Robbins

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #30
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan



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