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  • #1
    Henry James
    “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
    Henry James


  • #2
    Richard Dawkins
    “...when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.”
    Richard Dawkins


  • #3
    Richard Dawkins
    “Even those who do not, or cannot, avail themselves of a scientific education, choose to benefit from the technology that is made possible by the scientific education of others.”
    Richard Dawkins, A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love


  • #4
    Victor Hugo
    “Do you hear the people sing
    Lost in the valley of the night?
    It is the music of a people
    Who are climbing to the light.

    For the wretched of the earth
    There is a flame that never dies.
    Even the darkest night will end
    And the sun will rise.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #6
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #7
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


  • #8
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


  • #9
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #10
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor


  • #11
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


  • #12
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


  • #13
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #14
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #15
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #16
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention.
    Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day.
    This is all practice.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #17
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #18
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #19
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #20
    Milan Kundera
    “Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


  • #21
    Milan Kundera
    “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
    Milan Kundera


  • #22
    Milan Kundera
    “In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


  • #23
    Milan Kundera
    “The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body.The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


  • #24
    Milan Kundera
    “He suddenly recalled from Plato's Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split then in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


  • #25
    Milan Kundera
    “for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


  • #26
    Milan Kundera
    “People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.”
    Milan Kundera


  • #27
    Milan Kundera
    “We all need someone to look at us. we can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under. the first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public. the second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. they are the tireless hosts of cocktail parties and dinners. they are happier than the people in the first category, who, when they lose their public, have the feeling that the lights have gone out in the room of their lives. this happens to nearly all of them sooner or later. people in the second category, on the other hand, can always come up with the eyes they need. then there is the third category, the category of people who need to be constantly before the eyes of the person they love. their situation is as dangerous as the situation of people in the first category. one day the eyes of their beloved will close, and the room will go dark. and finally there is the fourth category, the rarest, the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. they are the dreamers.”
    Milan Kundera


  • #28
    Milan Kundera
    “There is no perfection only life”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


  • #29
    Milan Kundera
    “But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


  • #30
    Milan Kundera
    “The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful ... Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being




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