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  • #1
    Margaret Atwood
    “Falling in love, we said; I fell for him. We were falling women. We believed in it, this downward motion: so lovely, like flying, and yet at the same time so dire, so extreme, so unlikely. God is love, they once said, but we reversed that, and love, like heaven, was always just around the corner. The more difficult it was to love the particular man beside us, the more we believed in Love, abstract and total. We were waiting, always, for the incarnation. That word, made flesh.

    And sometimes it happened, for a time. That kind of love comes and goes and is hard to remember afterwards, like pain. You would look at the man one day and you would think, I loved you, and the tense would be past, and you would be filled with a sense of wonder, because it was such an amazing and precarious and dumb thing to have done; and you would know too why your friends had been evasive about it, at the time.

    There is a good deal of comfort, now, in remembering this.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
    tags: love

  • #2
    Margaret Atwood
    “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
    We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #3
    Margaret Atwood
    “I am not your justification for existence.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #4
    Margaret Atwood
    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #5
    Margaret Atwood
    “Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #6
    Paulo Coelho
    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #7
    Paulo Coelho
    “It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #8
    Paulo Coelho
    “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #9
    Paulo Coelho
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #10
    Paulo Coelho
    “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #11
    Paulo Coelho
    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #12
    Paulo Coelho
    “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #13
    Paulo Coelho
    “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #14
    Paulo Coelho
    “Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #15
    Paulo Coelho
    “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #16
    Paulo Coelho
    “I'm alive. When I'm eating that's all I think about. If I'm on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If I have to fight,it will be just as good a day as any to die. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life is the moment we are living now.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #17
    Paulo Coelho
    “There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #18
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • #19
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #20
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, El Principito

  • #21
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King

  • #22
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #23
    Stephen King
    “I think that we're all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all.”
    Stephen King

  • #24
    Stephen King
    “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
    Stephen King, The Gunslinger

  • #25
    Stephen King
    “The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.”
    Stephen King, Night Shift

  • #26
    Stephen King
    “Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.”
    Stephen King

  • #27
    Stephen King
    “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
    Stephen King

  • #28
    Stephen King
    “Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
    Stephen King

  • #29
    Stephen King
    “A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
    Stephen King

  • #30
    Stephen King
    “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”
    Stephen King



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