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  • #1
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #2
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Rob Siltanen

  • #3
    Albert Einstein
    “Never memorize something that you can look up.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #4
    Marilyn Monroe
    “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #5
    Bette Midler
    “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
    Bette Midler

  • #6
    David Foster Wallace
    “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #7
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • #8
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #9
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #10
    Anna Quindlen
    “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
    Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

  • #11
    Michael Ondaatje
    “She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.”
    Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

  • #12
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #14
    Carl Sagan
    “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #15
    Margaret Fuller
    “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
    Margaret Fuller

  • #16
    Victor Hugo
    “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
    Victor Hugo

  • #17
    “From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”
    Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • #18
    Patricia A. McKillip
    “The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.”
    Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head

  • #19
    Jennifer Weiner
    “Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you're working. Tell them it's research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”
    Jennifer Weiner

  • #20
    Gary Paulsen
    “Why do I read?
    I just can't help myself.
    I read to learn and to grow, to laugh
    and to be motivated.
    I read to understand things I've never
    been exposed to.
    I read when I'm crabby, when I've just
    said monumentally dumb things to the
    people I love.
    I read for strength to help me when I
    feel broken, discouraged, and afraid.
    I read when I'm angry at the whole
    I read when everything is going right.
    I read to find hope.
    I read because I'm made up not just of
    skin and bones, of sights, feelings,
    and a deep need for chocolate, but I'm
    also made up of words.
    Words describe my thoughts and what's
    hidden in my heart.
    Words are alive--when I've found a
    story that I love, I read it again and
    again, like playing a favorite song
    over and over.
    Reading isn't passive--I enter the
    story with the characters, breathe
    their air, feel their frustrations,
    scream at them to stop when they're
    about to do something stupid, cry with
    them, laugh with them.
    Reading for me, is spending time with a
    A book is a friend.
    You can never have too many.”
    Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book

  • #21
    Cecelia Ahern
    “I believe in the magic of books. I believe that during certain periods in our lives we are drawn to particular books--whether it's strolling down the aisles of a bookshop with no idea whatsoever of what it is that we want to read and suddenly finding the most perfect, most wonderfully suitable book staring us right in the face. Unblinking. Or a chance meeting with a stranger or friend who recommends a book we would never ordinarily reach for. Books have the ability to find their own way into our lives.”
    Cecelia Ahern