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  • #1
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #2
    Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Erasmus

  • #3
    Tom Upton
    “Other than the voices in my head, I think I’m pretty normal.”
    Tom Upton, Tiny Voices

  • #4
    Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick
    “Writing... is like putting a message in a bottle, and casting it into the evening tide... It is a container of yourself, bled through your fingertips, and it travels the world in your place.”
    Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick

  • #5
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #6
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #7
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #8
    Jason McIntyre
    “I suppose a body gets used to laying under a sheet at night and when it doesn’t feel the familiar weight of fabric pressing down over it, it can suddenly feel exceedingly unnatural.”
    Jason McIntyre, Shed

  • #9
    Graham Parke
    “I'm looking into my past lives. I'm convinced some of them still owe me money.”
    Graham Parke, Unspent Time

  • #10
    Jarod Kintz
    “I cut an inch off of every straw I see, just to make the world suck a little less.
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    Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

  • #11
    When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European,
    “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
    Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • #12
    Quentin R. Bufogle
    “Packy watched her walk away, her perfect heart-shaped rear end testing the confines of her tight black dress. There was a God. Packy was now certain of it. How else could such heart-stopping beauty be accounted for? Such a thing could not be the product of a random universe. A flower, maybe. A rainbow, perhaps. But not Venus Versailles.”
    Quentin R. Bufogle, Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards

  • #13
    Graham Parke
    “I make sure to always have some spinach between my teeth so people are disinclined to bother me.

    Survival strategies for the 21st century.”
    Graham Parke

  • #14
    Victor Hugo
    “To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”
    Victor Hugo

  • #15
    Ben Okri
    “This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down.”
    Ben Okri, The Famished Road

  • #16
    Henry James
    “She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS.”
    Henry James

  • #17
    E.M. Forster
    “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
    E.M. Forster

  • #18
    Richard Wright
    “The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.”
    Richard Wright

  • #19
    Beatrix Potter
    “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.”
    Beatrix Potter

  • #20
    Patricia Highsmith
    “My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.”
    Patricia Highsmith

  • #21
    Ben Okri
    “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
    Ben Okri



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