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  • #1
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
    Marilyn Monroe


  • #2
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
    Hunter S. Thompson


  • #3
    Rick Riordan
    “Hermes gazed up at the stars. 'My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius for inventing the Internet--”
    Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters


  • #4
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer


  • #5
    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


  • #6
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
    Marilyn Monroe


  • #7
    Marilyn Monroe
    “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
    Marilyn Monroe


  • #8
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #9
    Albert Camus
    “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
    Albert Camus


  • #10
    Jay Asher
    “A lot of you cared, just not enough.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why


  • #11
    Albert Camus
    “But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
    Albert Camus


  • #12
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides


  • #13
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #14
    David Foster Wallace
    “The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
    David Foster Wallace


  • #15
    Nick Hornby
    “I've committed to nothing...and that's just suicide...by tiny, tiny increments.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity


  • #16
    Tommy Tran
    “People try to say suicide is the most cowardly act a man could ever commit. I don't think that's true at all. What's cowardly is treating a man so badly that he wants to commit suicide.”
    Tommy Tran


  • #17
    Mitch Albom
    “She felt worthless and hollow. There was no hope of fixing this.
    And when hope is gone, time is punishment.”
    Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper


  • #18
    Jodi Picoult
    “I'm too much of a coward to kill myself. And too much of a coward to live”
    Jodi Picoult, The Pact


  • #19
    Dee Remy
    “You may say suicide is a loss of control and cowardly. Foolish as it may sound, I am prepared to argue.”
    Dee Remy, There Once Was A Boy


  • #20
    Markus Zusak
    “If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter. ”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


  • #21
    Vincent van Gogh
    “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
    Vincent van Gogh


  • #22
    Sylvia Plath
    “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


  • #23
    Dean Koontz
    “From time to time, I do consider that I might be mad. Like any self-respecting lunatic, however, I am always quick to dismiss any doubts about my sanity.”
    Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas


  • #24
    Lisa Kleypas
    “Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it. (tweaked version of a passage from Scandal in Spring)”
    Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring


  • #25
    Maya Angelou
    “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  • #26
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #27
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #28
    Maya Angelou
    “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #29
    Maya Angelou
    “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #30
    Jarod Kintz
    “I find out a lot about myself by sleeping. Dreams, they are who I am when I’m too tired to be me.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale




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