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  • #1
    Ray Bradbury
    “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #2
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #3
    Ray Bradbury
    “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

  • #5
    Neil Gaiman
    “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #6
    Frank McCourt
    “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
    Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

  • #7
    Frank McCourt
    “It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.”
    Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

  • #8
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #9
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #10
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And so it goes...”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #11
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #12
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #13
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

  • #14
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

  • #15
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #16
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

  • #17
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I felt after I finished Slaughterhouse-Five that I didn’t have to write at all anymore if I didn’t want to. It was the end of some sort of career. I don’t know why, exactly. I suppose that flowers, when they’re through blooming, have some sort of awareness of some purpose having been served. Flowers didn’t ask to be flowers and I didn’t ask to be me. At the end of Slaughterhouse-Five…I had a shutting-off feeling…that I had done what I was supposed to do and everything was OK .”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

  • #18
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “If you can do no good, at least do no harm.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

  • #19
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #20
    pleasefindthis
    “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
    pleasefindthis

  • #21
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #22
    David Sedaris
    “Shit is the tofu of cursing and can be molded to whichever condition the speaker desires. Hot as shit. Windy as shit. I myself was confounded as shit...”
    David Sedaris

  • #23
    David Sedaris
    “I hate you' she said to me one afternoon. 'I really, really hate you.' Call me sensitive, but I couldn't help but take it personally.”
    David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • #24
    David Sedaris
    “We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.”
    David Sedaris, Naked

  • #25
    If you can't do something smart, do something right.
    “If you can't do something smart, do something right.”
    Joss Whedon, Serenity

  • #26
    David Sedaris
    “High school taught me a valuable lesson about glasses: Don't wear them. Contacts have always seemed like too much work, so instead I just squint, figuring that if something is more than ten feet away, I'll just deal with it when I get there.”
    David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames

  • #27
    Terry Pratchett
    “Tragic heroes always moan when the gods take an interest in them, but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals”
    Terry Pratchett, Mort

  • #28
    David Sedaris
    “Sometimes the sins you haven't committed are all you have left to hold onto.”
    David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #30
    Tina Fey
    “...nothing is creepier than a bunch of adults being very quiet.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants



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