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  • #1
    Jack Kerouac
    “[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #2
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “There is only one thing I fear now-love. For I have seen it and I have felt it and I know that it is love, not death, that undoes us.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

  • #3
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Gym should be illegal. It's humiliating.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #4
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #5
    Jack Kerouac
    “This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll

  • #6
    Jack Kerouac
    “There was nothing to talk about anymore. The only thing to do was go.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #7
    Jack Kerouac
    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #8
    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

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths - so that he could 'come over' some afternoon to a stranger's garden.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #11
    Sylvia Plath
    “I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #12
    Sylvia Plath
    “And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #13
    Carson McCullers
    “But no value has been put on human life; it is given to us free and taken without being paid for. What is it worth? If you look around, at times the value may seem to be little or nothing at all.”
    Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories

  • #14
    Carson McCullers
    “There are the lover and the beloved, but these two come from different countries.”
    Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories

  • #15
    Carson McCullers
    “But no value has been put on human life; it is given to us free and taken without being paid for. What is it worth? If you look around, at times the value may seem to be little or nothing at all. Often after you have sweated and tried and things are not better for you, there comes a feeling deep down in the soul that you are not worth much.”
    Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories

  • #16
    Carson McCullers
    “But the hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes. The heart of a hurt child can shrink so that forever afterward it is hard and pitted as the seed of a peach. Or again, the heart of such a child may fester and swell until it is a misery to carry within the body, easily chafed and hurt by the most ordinary things.”
    Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories



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