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  • #1
    Pablo Neruda
    “Sonnet XVII

    I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
    or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
    I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

    I love you as the plant that never blooms
    but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
    thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
    risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

    I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
    I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
    so I love you because I know no other way than this:

    where I does not exist, nor you,
    so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
    so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. ”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #2
    “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
    Hafiz of Shiraz

  • #3
    Arundhati Roy
    “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”
    Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

  • #4
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #5
    Henry Drummond
    “I wonder why it is we are not all kinder to each other ... How much the world needs it! How easily it is done!”
    Henry Drummond

  • #6
    “We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.”
    Charles Caleb Colton

  • #7
    Joan Didion
    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
    Joan Didion, The White Album

  • #8
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #10
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #11
    Edmund Burke
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
    Edmund Burke

  • #12
    Kay Redfield Jamison
    “Look to the living, love them, and hold on.”
    Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. You can help me. You can open for me the portals of death's house, for love is always with you, and love is stronger than death is.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost

  • #14
    Omar Khayyám
    “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
    Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

  • #15
    Judith Butler
    “Whether or not we continue to enforce a universal conception of human rights at moments of outrage and incomprehension, precisely when we think that others have taken themselves out of the human community as we know it, is a test of our very humanity.”
    Judith Butler, Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

  • #16
    Shel Silverstein
    “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #17
    Louise Erdrich
    “We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”
    Louise Erdrich, The Bingo Palace

  • #18
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #19
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #21
    Mark Twain
    “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
    Mark Twain

  • #22
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #23
    Robin McLaurin Williams
    “You're only given a spark of madness. You musn't lose it.”
    Robin McLaurin Williams

  • #24
    Frederick Douglass
    “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
    Frederick Douglass

  • #25
    Francis of Assisi
    “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
    Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

  • #26
    Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
    “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #27
    “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
    Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

  • #28
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #29
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #30
    Franz Kafka
    “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
    Franz Kafka



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