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  • #1
    David Foster Wallace
    “What the really great artists do is they're entirely themselves. They're entirely themselves, they've got their own vision, they have their own way of fracturing reality, and if it's authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings.”
    David Foster Wallace

  • #2
    Robert Frost
    “These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
    Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

  • #3
    Alan Moore
    “There's a notion I'd like to see buried: the ordinary person. Ridiculous. There is no ordinary person.”
    Alan Moore, Watchmen

  • #4
    David Foster Wallace
    “The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #5
    Samuel Beckett
    “Don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me!”
    Samuel Beckett

  • #6
    Lemony Snicket
    “The world is quiet here.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #7
    Sylvia Plath
    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #8
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #9
    David Foster Wallace
    “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
    David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

  • #10
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #11
    David Foster Wallace
    “The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.”
    David Foster Wallace

  • #12
    Douglas Adams
    “He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

  • #14
    James Joyce
    “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.”
    James Joyce, Dubliners

  • #15
    Thomas Harris
    “She didn't give a damn about some of them, but she had grown to learn that inattention can be a stratagem to avoid pain, and that it is often misread as shallowness and indifference.”
    Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

  • #16
    T.S. Eliot
    “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #17
    Charles M. Schulz
    “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong'.
    Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.”
    Charles M. Schulz

  • #18
    Alberto Manguel
    “I enjoyed learning the poems, but I didn’t understand of what use they might possibly be. ‘They’ll keep you company on the day you have no books to read,’ my teacher said.”
    Alberto Manguel

  • #19
    T.S. Eliot
    “April is the cruelest month, breeding
    lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    memory and desire, stirring
    dull roots with spring rain.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

  • #20
    Charles Bukowski
    “There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
    but I'm too tough for him,
    I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #21
    Harper Lee
    “Atticus, he was real nice."

    "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #22
    Sylvia Plath
    “To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #23
    Cormac McCarthy
    “What's the bravest thing you ever did?
    He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #24
    Virginia Woolf
    “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #25
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #26
    Haruki Murakami
    “Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #27
    James Joyce
    “But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.”
    James Joyce

  • #28
    Henry James
    “Never say you know the last word about any human heart.”
    Henry James

  • #29
    Lemony Snicket
    “Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

  • #30
    Andy Warhol
    “I never fall apart, because I never fall together.”
    Andy Warhol



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