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  • #1
    A.S. Byatt
    “What literature can and should do is change the people who teach the people who don't read the books.”
    A.S. Byatt

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #3
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #4
    “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    Gordon A. Eadie

  • #5
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    tags: god, joy

  • #6
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.

    (from the review of Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners in The Guardian)”
    Audrey Niffenegger

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #9
    Albert Einstein
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #11
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #12
    Terry Pratchett
    “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #14
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  • #15
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #16
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #17
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #18
    J.K. Rowling
    “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #19
    J.K. Rowling
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #20
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #21
    J.K. Rowling
    “The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #22
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #23
    Voltaire
    “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
    Voltaire

  • #24
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    “Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.”
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

  • #25
    Rick Riordan
    “Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades.”
    Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

  • #26
    Rick Riordan
    “Let us find the dam snack bar," Zoe said. "We should eat while we can."
    Grover cracked a smile. "The dam snack bar?"
    Zoe blinked. "Yes. What is funny?"
    "Nothing," Grover said, trying to keep a straight face. "I could use some dam french fries."
    Even Thalia smiled at that. "And I need to use the dam restroom."
    ...
    I started cracking up, and Thalia and Grover joined in, while Zoe just looked at me. "I do not understand."
    "I want to use the dam water fountain," Grover said.
    "And..." Thalia tried to catch her breath. "I want to buy a dam t-shirt.”
    Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

  • #27
    Rick Riordan
    “Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.”
    Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

  • #28
    Rick Riordan
    “Humans see what they want to see.”
    Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

  • #29
    Brandon Mull
    “Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.”
    Brandon Mull, Fablehaven

  • #30
    Oscar Levant
    “There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”
    Oscar Levant



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