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  • #2
    E.B. White
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #3
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #4
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #5
    E.M. Forster
    “Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.”
    E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

  • #6
    Evelyn Waugh
    “My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.”
    Evelyn Waugh

  • #7
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #8
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #9
    Evelyn Waugh
    “Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything. ”
    Evelyn Waugh

  • #10
    Evelyn Waugh
    “You spend the first term at Oxford meeting interesting and exciting people and the rest of your time there avoiding them”
    Evelyn Waugh

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #12
    William Shakespeare
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

  • #13
    Carson McCullers
    “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”
    Carson McCullers

  • #14
    Abraham Verghese
    “God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace.”
    Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

  • #15
    “Like other Americans, I've reconciled myself to the idea that an animal's life has been sacified to bring me a meal of pork or chicken. However, industrial meat production -- which subjects animals to a life of torture -- has escalated the karmic costs beyond reconciliation.”
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  • #17
    David Lee Roth
    “Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a huge yacht that sails right next to it.”
    David Lee Roth

  • #18
    Henry James
    “Deep experience is never peaceful.”
    Henry James

  • #19
    Marcel Proust
    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
    Marcel Proust



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