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  • #1
    “For years I had been aware of an important deficiency in the English language: a word to describe something a person loses that was never really hers.”
    Ellen Miller


  • #2
    Margaret Atwood
    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale


  • #3
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
    Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves


  • #4
    Anis Mojgani
    “I know sometimes, that all it takes to be invincible, is to know you are such.”
    Anis Mojgani


  • #5
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “Very
    soon he
    will vanish
    completely in the wings
    of his own
    wordless
    stanza.
    [ ]

    but
    his
    stanza
    is not
    completely
    empty
    [ * ]”
    Mark Z. Danielewski


  • #6
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “I will walk heavy, and I will walk strange.”
    Mark Z. Danielewski, Only Revolutions


  • #7
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “It may be the wrong decision, but fuck it, it's mine.”
    Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves


  • #8
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “...she still cannot resist looking out the window every couple of minutes. The sound of a passing truck causes her to glance away. Even if there is no sound, the weight of a hundred seconds always turns her head.”
    Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
    tags: love


  • #9
    Tom Robbins
    “Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.”
    Tom Robbins
    tags: life


  • #10
    Tom Robbins
    “My faith is whatever makes me feel good about being alive. If your religion doesn't make you feel good to be alive, what the hell is the point of it?”
    Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates


  • #11
    Tom Robbins
    “I rather like the smell of absurdity in the morning.”
    Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates


  • #12
    D.H. Lawrence
    “For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”
    D.H. Lawrence


  • #13
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Allow a friend to believe in a bogus prospectus or a false promise and you cease, after a short while, to be a friend at all.”
    Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian


  • #14
    Christopher Hitchens
    “I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.”
    Christopher Hitchens


  • #15
    Christopher Hitchens
    “There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.”
    Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays


  • #16
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “I want something else. I'm not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it's drenched in sunlight and it's weightless and I know it's not cheap. Probably not even real”
    Mark Z. Danielewski


  • #17
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
    Neil deGrasse Tyson


  • #18
    Tom Robbins
    “Just because you're naked doesn't mean you're sexy. Just because you're cynical doesn't mean you're cool.”
    Tom Robbins


  • #19
    Tim Wise
    “To pay attention to the American political process, and what the
    candidates for this nation’s highest office have to say and not say about the issues that are of importance to them and thus we are to presume importance to the Nation, you would get the impression that the issue of race, that the issue of racism, that the issue of discrimination, and certainly that the issue of white racial privilege were non existent issues; that they were of really no importance, or that of very little importance, because you will not hear and have not heard any of the candidates for the presidency of the United States, in either party, of whatever political ideology, make this an issue. Yes,they talk about poverty and occasionally they talk about schooling and education. They talk about healthcare. They talk about all of those things, but not once have any of those candidates tried to directly connect the role that racism, the role that racial
    discrimination, the role that institutional racial oppression and white privilege play in regard to health care, in regard to housing, in regard to schooling. It is as if those issues exist in a vacuum and have no relationship to color, have no relationship to race, have
    no relationship to a history of racial subordination.”
    Tim Wise


  • #20
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country


  • #21
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country


  • #22
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country




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