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    Junot Díaz
    “It's never the changes we want that change everything.”
    Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • #2
    Junot Díaz
    “But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
    Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • #3
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #4
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “The only thing more painful than being an active forgetter is to be an inert rememberer.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #5
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “But more than that, no unloving words were ever spoken, and everything was held up as another small piece of proof that it can be this way, it doesn't have to be that way; if there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it heavy walls, and we will furnish it with soft red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweler's felt so that we should never hear it.

    Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #6
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “What is being awake if not interpreting our dreams, or dreaming if not interpreting our wake?”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #7
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #8
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Love...is the immovability of truth.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    tags: love

  • #9
    Truman Capote
    “I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”
    Truman Capote

  • #10
    Tom Wolfe
    “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”
    Tom Wolfe

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair

  • #13
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #14
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “There will be other lives.
    There will be other lives for nervous boys with sweaty palms, for bittersweet fumblings in the backseats of cars, for caps and gowns in royal blue and crimson, for mothers clasping pretty pearl necklaces around daughters' unlined necks, for your full name read aloud in an auditorium, for brand-new suitcases transporting you to strange new people in strange new lands.
    And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecision and revisions.
    And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles.
    And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk.
    And there will be other lives for a man you don't recognize, for a face in a mirror that is no longer yours, for the funerals of intimates, for shrinking, for teeth that fall out, for hair on your chin, for forgetting everything. Everything.
    Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human's life is a beautiful mess.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #15
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, "Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #16
    Clive Barker
    “We have great cities to visit: New York and Washington, Paris and London; and further east, and older than any of these, the legendary city of Samarkand, whose crumbling palaces and mosques still welcome travelers on the Silk road. Weary of cities? Then we’ll take to the wilds. To the islands of Hawaii and the mountains of Japan, to forests where Civil War dead still lie, and stretches of sea no mariner ever crossed. They all have their poetry: the glittering cities and the ruined, the watery wastes and the dusty; I want to show you them all. I want to show you everything.”
    Clive Barker, Galilee

  • #17
    Roald Dahl
    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #18
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #19
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #20
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #21
    Eric Roth
    “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”
    Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

  • #22
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “All good writing is like swimming underwater and holding your breath.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #23
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #24
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #25
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #26
    Albert Einstein
    “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #27
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #28
    Mae West
    “When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. ”
    Mae West

  • #29
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #30
    J.K. Rowling
    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
    J.K. Rowling



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