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  • #61
    L.M. Montgomery
    “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
    L.M. Montgomery


  • #62
    Terry Pratchett
    “A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!


  • #63
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Important things are inevitably cliche, but nobody wants to admit that.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #64
    Chuck Klosterman
    “I once loved a girl who almost loved me, but not as much as she loved John Cusack.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #65
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Outcasts may grow up to be novelists and filmmakers and computer tycoons, but they will never be the athletic ruling class.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #66
    Chuck Klosterman
    “And it's not "clever lonely" (like Morrissey) or "interesting lonely" (like Radiohead), it's "lonely, lonely" like the way it feels when you’re being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you sadder.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #67
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The single-biggest proof that the Dixie Chicks are Van Halen is their audience; they are singing to the same teenage boys, except those boys are now teenage girls. ”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #68
    Douglas Coupland
    “Beware of the corporate invasion of private memory.”
    Douglas Coupland, Microserfs


  • #69
    Douglas Coupland
    “I ma trying to feel more well adjusted than I really am, which is, I guess, the human condition.”
    Douglas Coupland, Microserfs


  • #70
    Truman Capote
    “Everybody has to feel superior to somebody," she said. "But it's customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.”
    Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's


  • #71
    Truman Capote
    “The blues are because you're getting fat or maybe it's been raining too long. You're sad, that's all. But the mean reds are horrible. You're afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don't know what you're afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don't know what it is.”
    Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's


  • #72
    Joshua Ferris
    “I know what to do with my life. I just don't know what to do with this one night.”
    Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End


  • #73
    Nick Hornby
    “All I know is that you can get very little from a book that is making you weep with the effort of reading it. You won’t remember it, and you’ll learn nothing from it, and you’ll be less likely to choose a book over Big Brother next time you have a choice.”
    Nick Hornby, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt


  • #74
    Nick Hornby
    “A couple of months ago, I became depressed by the realization that I'd forgotten pretty much everything I've ever read. I have, however, bounced back: I am now cheered by the realization that if I've forgotten everything I've ever read then I can read some of my favorite books again as if for the first time.”
    Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree


  • #75
    Douglas Adams
    “I don't go to mythical places with strange men.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


  • #76
    Nick Hornby
    “I've committed to nothing...and that's just suicide...by tiny, tiny increments.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity


  • #77
    Nick Hornby
    “You're fucked. You thought you were going to be someone, but now it's obvious you're nobody. You haven't got as much talent as you thought you had, and there was no Plan B, and you got no skills and no education, and now you're looking at forty or fifty years of nothing. Less than nothing, probably. That's pretty heavy. That's worse than having the brain thing, because what you got now will take a lot longer to kill you. You've got the choice of a slow, painful death, or a quick, merciful one.”
    Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down


  • #78
    Nick Hornby
    “For alarmingly large chunks of an average day, I am a moron.”
    Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch


  • #79
    Nick Hornby
    “Maybe the best thing to do with favorite books is to leave them be: to achieve such exalted position means that they entered your life at exactly the right time, in precisely the right place, and those conditions can never be recreated.”
    Nick Hornby


  • #80
    Nick Hornby
    “Why is failure the first thing I think of when I find myself in this sort of situation? Why can't I just enjoy myself? But if you have to ask the question, then you know you're lost: self-consciousness is a man's worst enemy. Already I'm wondering whether she's as aware of my erection as I am...”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity


  • #81
    Nick Hornby
    “One day, maybe not in the next few weeks, but certainly in the conceivable future, someone will be able to refer to me without using the word 'arse' somewhere in the sentence. ”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity


  • #82
    Nick Hornby
    “Barry, you're over thirty years old. You owe it to your mum and dad not to sing in a group called Sonic Death Monkey.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity


  • #83
    Nick Hornby
    “People go on about places like Starbucks being unpersonal and all that, but what if that's what you want? I'd be lost if people like that got their way and there was nothing unpersonal in the world. I like to know that there are big places without windows where no one gives a shit. You need confidence to go into small places with regular customers... I'm happiest in the Virgin Megastore and Borders and Starbucks and Pizza Express, where no one gives a shit and no one knows who you are. My mum & dad are always going on about how soulless those places are, and I'm like Der. That's the point.”
    Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
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  • #84
    Helen Fielding
    “The basis of my own addiction, I know, is my simple human need for Darcy to get off with Elizabeth. Tom says football guru Nick Hornby says in his book that men's obsession with football is not vicarious. The testosterone-crazed fans do not wish themselves on the pitch, claims Hornby, instead seeing their team as their chosen representatives, rather like parliament. That is precisely my feeling about Darcy and Elizabeth. They are my chosen representatives in the field of shagging, or, rather, courtship. I do not, however, wish to see any actual goals. I would hate to see Darcy and Elizabeth in bed, smoking a cigarette afterwards. That would be unnatural and wrong and I would quickly lose interest.”
    Helen Fielding


  • #85
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “Poor creatures. What did we do to you? With all our schemes and plans?”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go


  • #86
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “I half closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything I'd ever lost since my childhood had washed up, and I was now standing here in front of it, and if I waited long enough, a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field and gradually get larger until I'd see it was Tommy, and he'd wave, and maybe even call.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go


  • #87
    Brenna Yovanoff
    “I wanted it in the way you sometimes want to jump into very cold water, even though you know it won't feel good. I wanted to go numb. To see what it felt like to be someone else.”
    Brenna Yovanoff, The Replacement


  • #88
    Brenna Yovanoff
    “‎The simple truth is that you can understand a town. You can know and love and hate it. You can blame it, resent it, and nothing changes. In the end, you're just another part of it.”
    Brenna Yovanoff


  • #89
    Kirsten Hubbard
    “I found it mildly depressing that the height of color in Washokey came from the seasonal produce shipped from other states.”
    Kirsten Hubbard, Like Mandarin


  • #90
    Kirsten Hubbard
    “She turned up the volume. I listened for a second to the high-pitched garble of Italian. "Taffeta," I said, "how is this your favorite part? You don't even know what the words mean."

    "I do too," she insisted.

    "No you don't--they're in another language."

    "Yes I do, Grace." She swiveled the volume knob. "Listen.”
    Kirsten Hubbard, Like Mandarin




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