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    G.K. Chesterton
    “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #2
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #3
    Ezra Pound
    “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
    Ezra Pound

  • #4
    W.H. Auden
    “Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”
    W.H. Auden, New Year Letter

  • #5
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
    Jalaluddin Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

  • #6
    Helen Keller
    “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
    Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

  • #7
    Aldous Huxley
    “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #8
    William Ernest Henley
    “It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.”
    William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death;

  • #9
    John Dryden
    “Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
    But good men starve for want of impudence.”
    John Dryden, The Poetical Works of John Dryden

  • #10
    Roald Dahl
    “Don't gobblefunk around with words.”
    Roald Dahl, The BFG

  • #11
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly.”
    Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

  • #12
    Doris Lessing
    “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
    Doris Lessing

  • #13
    John le Carré
    “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
    John le Carré

  • #14
    Kay Ryan
    “The day misspent,
    the love misplaced,
    has inside it
    the seed of redemption.
    Nothing is exempt
    from resurrection.”
    Kay Ryan, Say Uncle

  • #15
    Albert Camus
    “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
    Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

  • #16
    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

  • #17
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

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

  • #19
    Alan Moore
    “My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.”
    Alan Moore

  • #20
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin

  • #21
    Baltasar Gracián
    “Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.”
    Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

  • #22
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #23
    Lewis Carroll
    “Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #24
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
    Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

  • #25
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “Impropriety is the soul of wit.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #26
    Charles M. Schulz
    “What's the good of living if you don't try a few things?”
    Charles M. Schulz

  • #27
    James Joyce
    “And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.”
    James Joyce

  • #28
    Richard Wright
    “Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
    Richard Wright, Black Boy

  • #29
    Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
    “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
    Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

  • #30
    Vita Sackville-West
    “Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan’t make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this.”
    Vita Sackville-West, The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf



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