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  • #1
    Bill Watterson
    “From now on, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do! The world owes me happiness, fulfillment and success.... I'm just here to cash in.”
    Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat


  • #2
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “Loss takes up inside of everything sooner or later and eats right through it.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees


  • #3
    Jodi Picoult
    “How could he convey to someone who'd never even met her the way she always smelled like rain, or how his stomach knotted up every time he saw her shake loose her hair from its braid? How could he describe how it felt when she finished his sentences, turnec the mug they were sharing so that her mouth landed where his had been? How did he explain the way they could be in a locker room, or underwater, or in the piney woods of Maine, bus as long as Em was with him, he was at home?”
    Jodi Picoult, The Pact


  • #4
    Rumiko Takahashi
    “Helloooo? I just made some changes in my life, and if I don't get back to you as soon as possible, then guess what? You were one of those changes.”
    Rumiko Takahashi


  • #5
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me with some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional...What a special case I was.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees:


  • #6
    Jodi Picoult
    “The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been.”
    Jodi Picoult


  • #7
    Bill Watterson
    “Childhood is for spoiling adulthood.”
    Bill Watterson, The Days Are Just Packed


  • #8
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “If you aren't giving people something to talk about, you've become too dull.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Mermaid Chair


  • #9
    Jodi Picoult
    “What if it turns out that a life isn’t defined by who you belong to or where you came from, by what you wished for or whom you’ve lost, but instead by the moments you spend getting from each of these places to the next? ”
    Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts


  • #10
    Bill Watterson
    “Everybody I know fails the acid test of friendship.”
    Bill Watterson, The Days Are Just Packed


  • #11
    Jen Lancaster
    “I can't believe anyone would voluntarily run 26 miles. Sometimes I sit on the couch cross-legged because I don't feel like walking to the bathroom.”
    Jen Lancaster


  • #12
    Jodi Picoult
    “There should be a statute of limitation on grief. A rulebook that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after 42 days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name. That there will be no fine imposed if you feel the need to clean out her desk; take down her artwork from the refrigerator; turn over a school portrait as you pass - if only because it cuts you fresh again to see it. That it's okay to measure the time she has been gone, the way we once measured her birthdays.”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper


  • #13
    Bill Watterson
    “Boy, there's nothing worse than an inscrutable omen.”
    Bill Watterson
    tags: humor


  • #14
    Jen Lancaster
    “You want to change? Lose the bitch. Be nicer to people. Stop telling them to "bite you" and threatening to kick them until they're dead.”
    Jen Lancaster


  • #15
    Jodi Picoult
    “There is a place in you that you don't even know exists, where you can simply stand back and watch without feeling any pain.”
    Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls


  • #16
    Jen Lancaster
    “I don't mean to get all religious here, but I'm pretty sure key lime martinis (with a graham cracker & sugar rim) are proof that Jesus loves us.”
    Jen Lancaster


  • #17
    Neil Gaiman
    “I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones


  • #18
    Jane Austen
    “Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing after all.”
    Jane Austen


  • #19
    Jen Lancaster
    “I still believe in the Holy Trinity, except now it's Target, Trader Joe's, and IKEA.”
    Jen Lancaster


  • #20
    Neil Gaiman
    “I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

    I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

    I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

    I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

    I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

    I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

    I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

    I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

    I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

    I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

    I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods


  • #21
    Seán O'Casey
    “All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
    Seán O'Casey


  • #22
    Jen Lancaster
    “Some people are destined to be deep thinkers. I am not one of those people.”
    Jen Lancaster, Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer


  • #23
    Neil Gaiman
    “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
    Neil Gaiman


  • #24
    “The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
    John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running


  • #25
    Jen Lancaster
    “Despite my best efforts, I'm not quite perfect. Let's just say I'm like one of those Hopi blankets where they leave a tiny flaw so as to not affront the Lord.”
    Jen Lancaster, Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office


  • #26
    Neil Gaiman
    “Each person who ever was or is or will be has a song. It isn't a song that anybody else wrote. It has its own melody, it has its own words. Very few people get to sing their song. Most of us fear that we cannot do it justice with our voices, or that our words are too foolish or too honest, or too odd. So people live their song instead.”
    Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys


  • #27
    Erma Bombeck
    “When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.”
    Erma Bombeck


  • #28
    Josh Kilmer-Purcell
    “And sometimes the show can't go on.”
    Josh Kilmer-Purcell, I Am Not Myself These Days


  • #29
    Neil Gaiman
    “There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won't remember and that she can't even let herself think about because that's when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it's always raining a slow and endless drizzle.

    You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.

    Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.

    Whenever it rains you will think of her. ”
    Neil Gaiman


  • #30
    George F. Will
    “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”
    George F. Will




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