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  • #1
    Sena Jeter Naslund
    “What was the golden motto embroidered on the hem of my baby's silk dress? We are kin to stars. I reach my hands toward them, spread my fingers and see those diamonds in the black V's between my fanning fingers. To think that I could gather them into my hands, stuff them in my pockets, is folly. But I can reach. It is I, myself, alive now, who reach into the night toward stars. Their light is on my hands. Their light is in my hands. I gasp in the crisp air of earth and know that I am made of what makes stars! Those atoms are burning bright--I lower my hands--why, they are here within me. I am as old as they and will continue as long as they, and after our demise, we will all be born again, eons from now. What atoms they have I cannot know. I cannot call their names, but they are not strangers to me. I know them in my being, and they know me. Little scrap, little morsel, the stars sing to me, we are the same.”
    Sena Jeter Naslund


  • #2
    Jon Krakauer
    “HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild


  • #3
    George Santayana
    “The earth has music for those who listen.”
    George Santayana


  • #4
    Roald Dahl
    “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
    Roald Dahl


  • #5
    Marisa de los Santos
    “Jimmy Stewart is always and indisputably the best man in the world, unless Cary Grant should happen to show up.”
    Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked In


  • #6
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch


  • #7
    Diana Gabaldon
    “The rest of the journey passed uneventfully, if you consider it uneventful to ride fifteen miles on horseback through rough country at night, frequently without benefit of roads, in company with kilted men armed to the teeth, and sharing a horse with a wounded man. At least we were not set upon by highwaymen, we encountered no wild beasts, and it didn't rain. By the standards I was becoming used to, it was quite dull.”
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


  • #8
    Bob Marley
    “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
    None but ourselves can free our minds.”
    Bob Marley


  • #9
    Sena Jeter Naslund
    “Her eys were as green as the sea, and forever I forgave the sea for not appearing blue.”
    Sena Jeter Naslund


  • #10
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “Moses: God or crowd control?!?”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    tags: humor


  • #11
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


  • #12
    Pat Conroy
    “My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides


  • #13
    Pat Conroy
    “There is such a thing as too much beauty in a woman and it is often a burden as crippling as homeliness and far more dangerous. It takes much luck and integrity to survive the gift of perfect beauty, and its impermanence is its most cunning betrayal.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides




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