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  • #1
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”

  • #2
    Woody Allen
    “I just can't listen to any more Wagner, you know...I'm starting to get the urge to conquer Poland.”
    Woody Allen

  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do?”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

  • #4
    Nick Hornby
    “For alarmingly large chunks of an average day, I am a moron.”
    Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch

  • #5
    China Miéville
    “Dismissing fantasy writing because some of it is bad is exactly like saying I'm not reading Jane Eyre because it is a romance and I know romance is crap.”
    China Miéville

  • #6
    William Shakespeare
    “Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
    As I foretold you, were all spirits and
    Are melted into air, into thin air:
    And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
    The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
    The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
    Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
    And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
    Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
    As dreams are made on, and our little life
    Is rounded with a sleep.”
    William Shakespeare, The Tempest

  • #7
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #8
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice... That Suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #9
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    Jon Stewart
    “If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American -- our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.”
    Jon Stewart

  • #12
    “Sex is like air; it's not important unless you aren't getting any.”
    John Callahan

  • #13
    Jonathan Swift
    “May you live every day of your life.”
    Jonathan Swift

  • #14
    “There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.”
    Albert Dietrich, Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich

  • #15
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #16
    Terry Pratchett
    “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #17
    Woody Allen
    “There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.”
    Woody Allen, Annie Hall: Screenplay

  • #18
    Terry Pratchett
    “Tragic heroes always moan when the gods take an interest in them, but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals”
    Terry Pratchett, Mort

  • #19
    Terry Pratchett
    “Now ... if you trust in yourself ... and believe in your dreams ... and follow your star ... you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy. Goodbye.”
    Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

  • #20
    Dalton Trumbo
    “did anybody ever come back from the dead any single one of the millions who got killed did any one of them ever come back and say by god i'm glad i'm dead because death is always better than dishonor? did they say i'm glad i died to make the world safe for democracy? did they say i like death better than losing liberty? did any of them ever say it's good to think i got my guts blown out for the honor of my country? did any of them ever say look at me i'm dead but i died for decency and that's better than being alive? did any of them ever say here i am i've been rotting for two years in a foreign grave but it's wonderful to die for your native land? did any of them say hurray i died for womanhood and i'm happy see how i sing even though my mouth is choked with worms?”
    Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

  • #21
    Dalton Trumbo
    “Put the guns into our hands and we will use them. Give us the slogans and we will turn them into reality. Sing the battle hymns and we will take them up where you left off. Not one not ten not ten thousand not a million not ten millions not a hundred millions but a billion two billions of us all the people of the world we will have the slogans and we will have the hymns and we will have the guns and we will use them and we will live. Make no mistake of it we will live. We will be alive and we will walk and talk and eat and sing and laugh and feel and love and bear our children in tranquility and security in decency in peace. You plan the wars you masters of men plans the wars and point the way and we will point the gun.”
    Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

  • #22
    Dalton Trumbo
    “Then there was this freedom the little guys were always getting killed for. Was it freedom from another country? Freedom from work or disease or death? Freedom from your mother-in-law? Please mister give us a bill of sale on this freedom before we go out and get killed. Give us a bill of sale drawn up plainly in advance what we're getting killed for... so we can be sure after we've won your war that we've got the same kind of freedom we bargained for.”
    Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

  • #23
    Dalton Trumbo
    “They are talking like fools. They are saying that two and two make nothing. They are saying that a man will have to die to in order to protect his life. If you agree to fight you agree to die. Now if you die to protect your life you aren't alive anyhow so how is there any sense in a thing like that? A man doesn't say I will starve myself to death to keep from starving. He doesn't say I will spend all my money in order to save money. He doesn't say I will burn my house to down in order to keep it from burning. Why then should he be willing to die for the privilege of living?”
    Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

  • #24
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #25
    Julian Barnes
    “This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn't turn out to be like Literature.”
    Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

  • #26
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #27
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #28
    Terry Pratchett
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Jingo

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #30
    Terry Pratchett
    “No! Please! I'll tell you whatever you want to know!" the man yelled.
    "Really?" said Vimes. "What's the orbital velocity of the moon?"
    "Oh, you'd like something simpler?”
    Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

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