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  • #1
    Amy Tan
    “Isn't that how it is when you must decide with your heart? You are not just choosing one thing over another. You are choosing what you want. And you are also choosing what somebody else does not want, and all the consequences that follow. You can tell yourself, That's not my problem, but those words do not wash the trouble away. Maybe it is no longer a problem in your life. But it is always a problem in your heart.”
    Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife

  • #2
    Amy Tan
    “Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
    tags: hope

  • #3
    Amy Tan
    “I had on a beautiful red dress, but what I saw was even more valuable. I was strong. I was pure. I had genuine thoughts inside that no one could see, that no one could ever take away from me. I was like the wind.
    -Lindo”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #4
    Amy Tan
    “Because sometimes that is the only way to remember what is in your bones. You must peel off your skin, and that of your mother, and her mother. Until there is nothing. No scar, no skin, no flesh.
    -An-mei”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #5
    Amy Tan
    “I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.”
    Amy Tan

  • #6
    Amy Tan
    “Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking.”
    Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • #7
    Amy Tan
    “After all, Bao Bomu says, what is the past but what we choose to remember?”
    Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • #8
    Amy Tan
    “I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water. ”
    Amy Tan

  • #9
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #10
    Stephen King
    “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”
    Stephen King, Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

  • #11
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King

  • #12
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #13
    Robert Bloch
    “Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
    Robert Bloch

  • #14
    Stephen King
    “A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
    Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

  • #15
    Stephen King
    “Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.”
    Stephen King, Dolores Claiborne

  • #16
    Stephen King
    “The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
    Stephen King

  • #17
    Stephen King
    “Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.”
    Stephen King, Bag of Bones

  • #18
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #19
    Stephenie Meyer
    “He's like a drug for you, Bella.”
    Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

  • #20
    Pablo Neruda
    “I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
    Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
    Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
    I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

    I hunger for your sleek laugh,
    your hands the color of a savage harvest,
    hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
    I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

    I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
    the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
    I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

    and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
    hunting for you, for your hot heart,
    Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #21
    Bob Dylan
    “And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.”
    Bob Dylan



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