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  • #1
    Antonio Gramsci
    “I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.”
    Antonio Gramsci, Gramsci's Prison Letters

  • #2
    Italo Calvino
    “If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.”
    Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

  • #3
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #4
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #5
    “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”

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

  • #7
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #8
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #9
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #10
    Marcus Aurelius
    “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
    Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

  • #11
    Matt de la Pena
    “People always think there's this huge hundred-foot-high barrier that separates doing good from doing bad. But there's not. There's nothing. There's not even a little anthill. You just take one baby step in any direction and you're already there. You've doing something awful. And your life is changed forever.”
    Matt de la Pena, We Were Here

  • #12
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #13
    Robert Bly
    “Every noon as the clock hands arrive at twelve,
    I want to tie the two arms together,
    And walk out of the bank carrying time in bags.”
    Robert Bly, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars: Poems

  • #14
    Ali Shariati
    “ugd بگذار هرکجا تنفراست بذرعشق بکارم

    هرکجا آزادگی هست ببخشایم

    وهر کجا غم هست شادی نثار کنم

    الهی توفیقم ده که بیش ازطلب همدلی همدلی کنم

    بیش از آنکه دوستم بدارند دوست بدارم

    زیرا در عطا کردن است که ستوده می شویم

    و در بخشیدن است که بخشیده می شویم”
    Ali Shariati

  • #15
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “در همه جوامع و در وقت پریشانی تردید و تزلزل یا در دوران های گذار و تحول همیشه اراذلی رنگارنگ از اعماق جامعه بر می آیند. منظور من آن گروه به اصطلاح پیشتاز و علمداران نیست که در هر جریانی می کوشند از دیگران جلوتر باشند (و جز این فکری ندارند) و هدفشان در این تلاش اغلب بسیار احمقانه است و در عین حال کم و بیش معین.خیر،منظور من اراذل بی سر و پایی است که در همه جوامع هستند و فقط در دوران های تحول یا آشوب و گذار بر می آیند و آشکار می شوند.اینها نه فقط هدفی ندارند بلکه حتی نشانی از اندیشه در ذهنشان پیدا نیست و فقط بی شکیبی و تشویش جامعه را با شدت بسیار بیان می کنند.این اراذل همیشه بی آنکه خود به این حال آگاه باشند در خدمت و تحت فرمان گروه کوچک «پیشتازان» قرار می گیرند که هدفی مشخص دارند و اگر خود بسیار سبک مغز نباشند (که کم پیش نمی آید که باشند) این زباله ها را به هر سو که بخواهند می روبند و هدایت می کنند.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons

  • #16
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #17
    Charles Bukowski
    “I've never been lonely. I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. I've been depressed. I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is something I've never been bothered with because I've always had this terrible itch for solitude. It's being at a party, or at a stadium full of people cheering for something, that I might feel loneliness. I'll quote Ibsen, "The strongest men are the most alone." I've never thought, "Well, some beautiful blonde will come in here and give me a fuck-job, rub my balls, and I'll feel good." No, that won't help. You know the typical crowd, "Wow, it's Friday night, what are you going to do? Just sit there?" Well, yeah. Because there's nothing out there. It's stupidity. Stupid people mingling with stupid people. Let them stupidify themselves. I've never been bothered with the need to rush out into the night. I hid in bars, because I didn't want to hide in factories. That's all. Sorry for all the millions, but I've never been lonely. I like myself. I'm the best form of entertainment I have. Let's drink more wine!”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #18
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #19
    Kay Ryan
    “The day misspent,
    the love misplaced,
    has inside it
    the seed of redemption.
    Nothing is exempt
    from resurrection.”
    Kay Ryan, Say Uncle

  • #20
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.”
    Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia

  • #21
    “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

  • #22
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

  • #23
    George Gordon Byron
    “In secret we met
    In silence I grieve,
    That thy heart could forget,
    Thy spirit deceive.”
    George Gordon Byron

  • #24
    George Orwell
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
    George Orwell, 1984