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  • #1
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • #2
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer


  • #3
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer


  • #4
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are. And the more you wage war.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • #5
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren't on our lists, people we've never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • #6
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated


  • #7
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “(What are your ghosts like?)
    (They are on the insides of the lids of my eyes.)
    (This is also where my ghosts reside.)
    (You have ghosts?)
    (Of course I have ghosts.)
    (But you are a child.)
    (I am not a child.)
    (But you have not known love.)
    (These are my ghosts, the spaces amid love.)”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
    tags: love


  • #8
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #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
    “A girl calls and asks, "Does it hurt very much to die?"
    "Well, sweetheart," I tell her, "yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor


  • #11
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #12
    Lewis Carroll
    “Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!"

    Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass


  • #13
    Augusten Burroughs
    “So that's what I'm here to become. And suddenly, this word fills me with a brand of sadness I haven't felt since childhood. The kind of sadness you feel at the end of summer. When the fireflies are gone, the ponds have dried up and the plants are wilted, weary from being so green.”
    Augusten Burroughs


  • #14
    Augusten Burroughs
    “The reason I know what we are to each other is because we fight freely and almost constantly, about even the smallest thing. In fact, once we didn't speak for an entire week because he didn't like the way I loaded his dishwasher...I can't decide if we're exact opposites, or somehow exactly the same except for minor cosmetic differences. I do know that all of his friends hate me and all of my friends hate him. We drive each other crazy in ways that nobody else can even touch. We never bore each other. And we both realize what a rare thing this is.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Dry


  • #15
    Augusten Burroughs
    “Part of me believes that love is more valuable when you have to work for it.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Dry


  • #16
    Augusten Burroughs
    “Just as I had long suspected, a person didn't really need math for anything anyway. Maybe some people did. Some limited people.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Possible Side Effects


  • #17
    Augusten Burroughs
    “God, I felt certain, did not mind that I didn’t press my hands together to pray. I was casual, but I was sincere. I knew that God existed as the Correct Answer inside my chest.”
    Augusten Burroughs, A Wolf at the Table


  • #18
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I hate feelings. Why does sobriety have to come with feelings?”
    Augusten Burroughs


  • #19
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I am prone to envy. It is one of my three default emotions, the others being greed and rage. I have also experienced compassion and generosity, but only fleetingly and usually while drunk, so I have little memory.”
    Augusten Burroughs


  • #20
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I came to think that maybe God was what you believed in because you needed to feel you weren’t alone. Maybe God was simply that part of yourself that was always there and always strong, even when you were not.”
    Augusten Burroughs, A Wolf at the Table


  • #21
    Anne Frank
    “Memories mean more to me than dresses.”
    Anne Frank


  • #22
    Anne Frank
    “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
    Anne Frank


  • #23
    Anne Frank
    “How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day.”
    Anne Frank


  • #24
    Anne Frank
    “People who have a religion should be glad, for not everyone has the gift of believing in heavenly things.”
    Anne Frank


  • #25
    Anne Frank
    “How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!”
    Anne Frank


  • #26
    Anne Frank
    “But I won't bore you any longer on the subject of old men. It won't make things any better and all my plans of revenge (such as disconnecting the lamp, shutting the door, hiding his clothes) must be abandoned in order to keep the peace. Oh, I'm becoming so sensible! ...”
    Anne Frank


  • #27
    Anne Frank
    “I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me. I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear; my courage is reborn. But, and that is the great question, will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?”
    Anne Frank


  • #28
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


  • #29
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


  • #30
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




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