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  • #1
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #2
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #3
    Groucho Marx
    “I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #4
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I just want to be wonderful.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #5
    “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
    Jenkin Lloyd Jones

  • #6
    Maya Angelou
    “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
    Maya Angelou

  • #7
    Sarah Dessen
    “So you're always honest," I said.
    "Aren't you?"
    "No," I told him. "I'm not."
    "Well, that's good to know, I guess."
    "I'm not saying I'm a liar," I told him. He raised his eyebrows. "That's not how I meant it, anyways."
    "How'd you mean it, then?"
    "I just...I don't always say what I feel."
    "Why not?"
    "Because the truth sometimes hurts," I said.
    "Yeah," he said. "So do lies, though.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #8
    Ann Richards
    “After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”
    Ann Richards

  • #9
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #11
    Walt Disney Company
    “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
    Walt Disney Company

  • #12
    Stephen Chbosky
    “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #13
    Lewis Carroll
    “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
    "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”
    Mark Twain

  • #15
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #16
    Emily Dickinson
    “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #17
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #18
    Jack Kerouac
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #19
    Lao Tzu
    “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #20
    George Bernard Shaw
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #21
    Alan Bennett
    “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
    Alan Bennett, The History Boys

  • #22
    Jack Kerouac
    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #23
    Lemony Snicket
    “Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

  • #24
    Elizabeth Peters
    “No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”
    Elizabeth Peters

  • #25
    D.J. MacHale
    “There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns...and clowns. (Bobby Pendragon)”
    D.J. MacHale, The Quillan Games

  • #26
    Stephen King
    “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
    Stephen King

  • #27
    Saul Bellow
    “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
    Saul Bellow

  • #28
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  • #29
    J.D. Salinger
    “I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #30
    Neil Gaiman
    “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
    Neil Gaiman



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