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  • #1
    T.S. Eliot
    “O the moon shone bright on Mrs. Porter / And on her daughter / They wash their feet in soda water.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #2
    Dylan Thomas
    “Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies.”
    Dylan Thomas

  • #3
    Alexander Pope
    “To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
    To raise the genius, and to mend the heart”
    Alexander Pope

  • #4
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Chameleons feed on light and air: Poets food is love and fame.”
    Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • #5
    Charles Dickens
    “It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.”
    Charles Dickens

  • #6
    George Eliot
    “The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.”
    George Eliot

  • #7
    William Shakespeare
    “You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse”
    William Shakespeare, The Tempest

  • #8
    Roland Barthes
    “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.”
    Roland Barthes

  • #9
    Graham Greene
    “It is the storyteller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.”
    Graham Greene

  • #10
    Aldous Huxley
    “In the world of ideas everything was clear in life all was obscure, embroiled.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #11
    Jane Austen
    “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #12
    Joseph Conrad
    “Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.”
    Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes

  • #13
    Herman Melville
    “There is nothing namable but that some men will, or undertake to, do it for pay.”
    Herman Melville

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #15
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #16
    Alice Walker
    “Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.”
    Alice Walker

  • #17
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Familiar acts are beautiful through love.”
    Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • #18
    Mikhail Lermontov
    “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.”
    Mikhail Lermontov

  • #19
    Stephen King
    “Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Only enemies speak the truth.”
    Stephen King

  • #20
    Franz Kafka
    “Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #21
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”
    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

  • #22
    Hanif Kureishi
    “Love cannot be measured by its duration...”
    Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy: das Buch zum Film von Patrice Chéreau

  • #23
    Muriel Spark
    “It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree but smiles.”
    Muriel Spark

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
    Mark Twain

  • #25
    John Keats
    “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.”
    John Keats

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

  • #27
    John Steinbeck
    “All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #28
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #29
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    “The beginning is always today.”
    Mary Wollstonecraft

  • #30
    Roger Zelazny
    “I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.”
    Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber



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