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  • #1
    William Faulkner
    “Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
    William Faulkner

  • #2
    Charlotte Brontë
    I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #3
    Ayn Rand
    “In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them.”
    Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”
    Mark Twain

  • #5
    Ayn Rand
    “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “Never memorize something that you can look up.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #7
    Stephen King
    “Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around.”
    Stephen King

  • #8
    C.G. Jung
    “The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.”
    C.G. Jung

  • #9
    C.G. Jung
    “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
    C.G. Jung

  • #10
    Umberto Eco
    “I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows that he cannot say to her "I love you madly", because he knows that she knows (and that she knows he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still there is a solution. He can say "As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly". At this point, having avoided false innocence, having said clearly it is no longer possible to talk innocently, he will nevertheless say what he wanted to say to the woman: that he loves her in an age of lost innocence.”
    Umberto Eco

  • #11
    Iris Murdoch
    “Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.”
    Iris Murdoch

  • #12
    Umberto Eco
    “Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.”
    Umberto Eco

  • #13
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Writing is a consequence of having been 'haunted' by material. Why this is, no one knows.”
    Joyce Carol Oates

  • #14
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “In love there are two things - bodies and words. ”
    Joyce Carol Oates
    tags: love

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #17
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.”
    Joyce Carol Oates

  • #18
    C.G. Jung
    “Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”
    C.G. Jung

  • #19
    C.G. Jung
    “The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.”
    C.G. Jung

  • #20
    Stephen King
    “You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #21
    Iris Murdoch
    “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
    Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature

  • #22
    Ben Okri
    “This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down.”
    Ben Okri, The Famished Road

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #27
    Oscar Wilde
    “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

  • #28
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am not young enough to know everything.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: age

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #30
    Oscar Wilde
    “I can resist anything except temptation.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan



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