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  • #1
    Philip Roth
    “Writing turns you into somebody who's always wrong. the illusion that you may get it right someday is the perversity that draws you on. What else could? As pathological phenomena go, it doesn't completely wreck your life.”
    Philip Roth

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #6
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

  • #7
    Haruki Murakami
    “And it came to me then. That we were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits. From far off they look like beautiful shooting stars, but in reality they're nothing more than prisons, where each of us is locked up alone, going nowhere. When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we'd be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.
    It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
    Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”
    Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “So that's how we live our lives. No matter how deep and fatal the loss, no matter how important the thing that's stolen from us--that's snatched right out of our hands--even if we are left completely changed, with only the outer layer of skin from before, we continue to play out our lives this way, in silence. We draw ever nearer to the end of our allotted span of time, bidding it farewell as it trails off behind. Repeating, often adroitly, the endless deeds of the everyday. Leaving behind a feeling of immeasurable emptiness.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
    tags: loss

  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #11
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #12
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Never confuse movement with action.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #13
    Ernest Hemingway
    “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

  • #14
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #15
    Ernest Hemingway
    “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #16
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
    Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
    Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
    tags: love

  • #17
    Ernest Hemingway
    “But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

  • #18
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #19
    William Shakespeare
    “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

  • #20
    William Shakespeare
    “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”
    William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

  • #21
    William Shakespeare
    “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #22
    William Shakespeare
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #23
    William Shakespeare
    “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!”
    William Shakespeare

  • #24
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #25
    Jane Austen
    “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #26
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #27
    Robert Frost
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
    Robert Frost

  • #28
    Jane Austen
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #29
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Until you find something to fight for, you settle for something to fight against.”
    Chuck Palahniuk

  • #30
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “If you don't know what you want," the doorman said, "you end up with a lot you don't.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club



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