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  • #1
    Terry Pratchett
    “Ginger: You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?... It's all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they're really good at. It's all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It's all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad plowmen instead. It's all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it's even possible to find out. It's all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It's all the wasted chances.”
    Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

  • #2
    Anne Sexton
    “As it has been said:
    Love and a cough
    cannot be concealed.
    Even a small cough.
    Even a small love.”
    Anne Sexton

  • #3
    Tennessee Williams
    “If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.”
    Tennessee Williams, Conversations with Tennessee Williams

  • #4
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
    H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

  • #5
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #6
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #7
    William Golding
    “My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.”
    William Golding

  • #8
    Agatha Christie
    “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
    Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

  • #9
    Peter De Vries
    “Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.”
    Peter De Vries

  • #10
    Edith Sitwell
    “I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty...But I am too busy thinking about myself.”
    Edith Sitwell
    tags: life

  • #11
    François Mauriac
    “If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”
    François Mauriac

  • #12
    Martin Amis
    “Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.”
    Martin Amis, The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11

  • #13
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #14
    Ogden Nash
    “A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.”
    Ogden Nash, Private Dining-room and Other New Verses
    tags: dog, door

  • #15
    Ogden Nash
    “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”
    Ogden Nash

  • #16
    Walter Scott
    “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.”
    Walter Scott, The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • #17
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #18
    Pablo Neruda
    “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
    Pablo Neruda, Love: Ten Poems

  • #19
    Pablo Neruda
    “I want
    To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”
    Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

  • #20
    Sophocles
    “Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.”
    Sophocles

  • #21
    Alfred Tennyson
    “I am a part of all that I have met.”
    Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson

  • #22
    P.D. James
    “If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere.”
    P.D. James, The Children of Men

  • #23
    James     Baldwin
    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
    James Baldwin

  • #24
    James     Baldwin
    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
    James Baldwin

  • #25
    Raymond Chandler
    “There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.”
    Raymond Chandler, Long Goodbye

  • #26
    J.D. Salinger
    “I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #27
    Marcel Proust
    “Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.”
    Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

  • #28
    Wisława Szymborska
    “When I pronounce the word Future,
    the first syllable already belongs to the past.

    When I pronounce the word Silence,
    I destroy it.”
    Wisława Szymborska, Poems New and Collected

  • #29
    Octavia E. Butler
    “In order to rise
    From its own ashes
    A phoenix
    First
    Must
    Burn.”
    Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

  • #30
    P.G. Wodehouse
    “Everything in life that’s any fun, as somebody wisely observed, is either immoral, illegal or fattening.”
    P.G. Wodehouse



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