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  • #1
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


  • #2
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman


  • #3
    E.B. White
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White


  • #4
    Francis Bacon
    “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
    Francis Bacon, The Advancement Of Learning


  • #5
    Henry Miller
    “Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is.”
    Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird


  • #6
    Bill Watterson
    “HOBBES:
    Virtue needs some cheaper thrills.”
    Bill Watterson
    tags: life


  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


  • #8
    Margaret Mead
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    Margaret Mead


  • #9
    Gilda Radner
    “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
    Delicious Ambiguity.”
    Gilda Radner


  • #10
    May Sarton
    “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
    May Sarton


  • #11
    Alan Moore
    “My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.”
    Alan Moore


  • #12
    Arundhati Roy
    “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”
    Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living


  • #13
    Garrison Keillor
    “I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. ”
    Garrison Keillor
    tags: life


  • #14
    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


  • #15
    C.S. Lewis
    “The human heart is not unchanging (nay, changes almost out of recognition in the twinkling of an eye)...”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #16
    George Bernard Shaw
    “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
    George Bernard Shaw


  • #17
    Ayn Rand
    “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


  • #18
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


  • #19
    Harvey Fierstein
    “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
    Harvey Fierstein


  • #20
    A.C. Grayling
    “Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.”
    A.C. Grayling, The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century


  • #21
    John Greenleaf Whittier
    “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”
    John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet


  • #22
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • #23
    “to love life, to love it even
    when you have no stomach for it
    and everything you've held dear
    crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
    your throat filled with the silt of it.
    When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
    thickening the air, heavy as water
    more fit for gills than lungs;
    when grief weights you like your own flesh
    only more of it, an obesity of grief,
    you think, How can a body withstand this?
    Then you hold life like a face
    between your palms, a plain face,
    no charming smile, no violet eyes,
    and you say, yes, I will take you
    I will love you, again.”
    Ellen Bass


  • #24
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it 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 jeweller'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


  • #25
    Tom Robbins
    “Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.”
    Tom Robbins
    tags: life


  • #26
    Amy Carmichael
    “We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has.”
    Amy Carmichael


  • #27
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #28
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You know how both life and porno movies end. The only difference is life starts with the orgasm.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #29
    Scott Adams
    “Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.”
    Scott Adams


  • #30
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




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