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  • #1
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Through the lack of attaching myself to words, my thoughts remain nebulous most of the time. They sketch vague, pleasant shapes and then are swallowed up; I forget them almost immediately.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

  • #2
    Toni Morrison
    “At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #3
    Toni Morrison
    “To get to a place where you could love anything you chose--not to need permission for desire--well now _that_ was freedom.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #4
    Ian McEwan
    “A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
    Ian McEwan, Atonement

  • #5
    Annie Proulx
    “I wish I knew how to quit you.”
    Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain

  • #6
    James Baldwin
    “People can't, unhappily, invent their mooring posts, their lovers and their friends, anymore than they can invent their parents. Life gives these and also takes them away and the great difficulty is to say Yes to life.”
    James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

  • #7
    D.H. Lawrence
    “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”
    D.H. Lawrence

  • #8
    James Baldwin
    “If you cannot love me, I will die. Before you came I wanted to die, I have told you many times. It is cruel to have made me want to live only to make my death more bloody.”
    James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

  • #9
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #10
    Anne Tyler
    “I write because I want more than one life; I insist on a wider selection. It’s greed, plain and simple. When my characters join the circus, I’m joining the circus. Although I’m happily married, I spent a great deal of time mentally living with incompatible husbands.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    Salman Rushdie
    “Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that's what.”
    Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

  • #13
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #14
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “It was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #16
    Pablo Neruda
    “Don't go far off, not even for a day,
    because I don't know how to say it - a day is long
    and I will be waiting for you, as in
    an empty station when the trains are
    parked off somewhere else, asleep.

    Don't leave me, even for an hour, because then
    the little drops of anguish will all run together,
    the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
    into me, choking my lost heart.

    Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve
    on the beach, may your eyelids never flutter
    into the empty distance. Don't LEAVE me for
    a second, my dearest, because in that moment you'll
    have gone so far I'll wander mazily
    over all the earth, asking, will you
    come back? Will you leave me here, dying?”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #17
    Audrey Hepburn
    “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
    Audrey Hepburn

  • #18
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #19
    W.H. Auden
    “The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.”
    W.H. Auden, Selected Poems

  • #20
    W.H. Auden
    “Thank God for books as an alternative to conversation.”
    W.H. Auden

  • #21
    W.H. Auden
    “He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.”
    W.H. Auden, Collected Poems

  • #22
    Sylvia Plath
    “Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #23
    E.M. Forster
    “He stretched out his hands as he sang, sadly, because all beauty is sad…The poem had done no ‘good’ to anyone, but it was a passing reminder, a breath from the divine lips of beauty, a nightingale between two worlds of dust. Less explicit than the call to Krishna, it voiced our loneliness nevertheless, our isolation, our need for the Friend who never comes yet is not entirely disproved.”
    E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

  • #24
    Harper Lee
    “Summer, and he watches his children's heart break. Autumn again and Boo's children needed him. Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #25
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #26
    Anaïs Nin
    “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #27
    Truman Capote
    “The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person's nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell. ”
    Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms

  • #28
    Kathryn Stockett
    “I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.”
    Kathryn Stockett, The Help

  • #29
    John Green
    “Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #30
    John Green
    “When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

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