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  • #1
    Cassandra Clare
    “I don't want to be a man," said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead."
    "Well," said Luke, "you're doing a fantastic job.”
    Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

  • #2
    Brian Tracy
    “Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.”
    Brian Tracy

  • #3
    Alice Sebold
    “The alcohol had the effect of making the black cloth blacker. This amused her; she had noted in her journal: "booze affects material as it does people.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #4
    Joss Whedon
    “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
    Joss Whedon

  • #5
    “We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”
    André Berthiaume

  • #6
    Gregory Maguire
    “And of the Witch? In the life of a Witch, there is no "after", in the "ever after" of a Witch there is no "happily"; in the story of a Witch, there is no afterword. Of that part that is beyond the life story, beyond the story of the life, there is-alas, or perhaps thank mercy-no telling. She was dead, dead, and gone, and all that was left of her was the carapace of her reputation for malice.”
    Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • #7
    Apple Inc.
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Apple Inc.

  • #8
    Alan Moore
    “If you wear black, then kindly, irritating strangers will touch your arm consolingly and inform you that the world keeps on turning.

    They're right. It does.

    However much you beg it to stop.

    It turns and lets grenadine spill over the horizon, sends hard bars of gold through my window and I wake up and feel happy for three seconds and then I remember.

    It turns and tips people out of their beds and into their cars, their offices, an avalanche of tiny men and women tumbling through life...

    All trying not to think about what's waiting at the bottom.

    Sometimes it turns and sends us reeling into each other's arms. We cling tight, excited and laughing, strangers thrown together on a moving funhouse floor.

    Intoxicated by the motion we forget all the risks.

    And then the world turns...

    And somebody falls off...

    And oh God it's such a long way down.

    Numb with shock, we can only stand and watch as they fall away from us, gradually getting smaller...

    Receding in our memories until they're no longer visible.

    We gather in cemeteries, tense and silent as if for listening for the impact; the splash of a pebble dropped into a dark well, trying to measure its depth.

    Trying to measure how far we have to fall.

    No impact comes; no splash. The moment passes. The world turns and we turn away, getting on with our lives...

    Wrapping ourselves in comforting banalities to keep us warm against the cold.

    "Time's a great healer."

    "At least it was quick."

    "The world keeps turning."

    Oh Alec—

    Alec's dead.”
    Alan Moore, Swamp Thing, Vol. 5: Earth to Earth

  • #9
    Charles Bukowski
    “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #10
    Alice Sebold
    “I would do exactly what you are doing: I would talk to everyone I needed to, I would not tell too many people his name. When I was sure," she said, "I would find a quiet way, and I would kill him.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #11
    Eric Roth
    “It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.”
    Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

  • #12
    William Shakespeare
    “If music be the food of love, play on,
    Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
    The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

  • #13
    Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Eric Roth
    “Sometimes we’re on a collision course, and we just don’t know it. Whether it’s by accident or by design, there’s not a thing we can do about it. A woman in Paris was on her way to go shopping, but she had forgotten her coat - went back to get it. When she had gotten her coat, the phone had rung, so she’d stopped to answer it; talked for a couple of minutes. While the woman was on the phone, Daisy was rehearsing for a performance at the Paris Opera House. And while she was rehearsing, the woman, off the phone now, had gone outside to get a taxi. Now a taxi driver had dropped off a fare earlier and had stopped to get a cup of coffee. And all the while, Daisy was rehearsing. And this cab driver, who dropped off the earlier fare; who’d stopped to get the cup of coffee, had picked up the lady who was going to shopping, and had missed getting an earlier cab. The taxi had to stop for a man crossing the street, who had left for work five minutes later than he normally did, because he forgot to set off his alarm. While that man, late for work, was crossing the street, Daisy had finished rehearsing, and was taking a shower. And while Daisy was showering, the taxi was waiting outside a boutique for the woman to pick up a package, which hadn’t been wrapped yet, because the girl who was supposed to wrap it had broken up with her boyfriend the night before, and forgot.

    When the package was wrapped, the woman, who was back in the cab, was blocked by a delivery truck, all the while Daisy was getting dressed. The delivery truck pulled away and the taxi was able to move, while Daisy, the last to be dressed, waited for one of her friends, who had broken a shoelace. While the taxi was stopped, waiting for a traffic light, Daisy and her friend came out the back of the theater. And if only one thing had happened differently: if that shoelace hadn’t broken; or that delivery truck had moved moments earlier; or that package had been wrapped and ready, because the girl hadn’t broken up with her boyfriend; or that man had set his alarm and got up five minutes earlier; or that taxi driver hadn’t stopped for a cup of coffee; or that woman had remembered her coat, and got into an earlier cab, Daisy and her friend would’ve crossed the street, and the taxi would’ve driven by. But life being what it is - a series of intersecting lives and incidents, out of anyone’s control - that taxi did not go by, and that driver was momentarily distracted, and that taxi hit Daisy, and her leg was crushed.”
    Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

  • #16
    Alice Sebold
    “He was beginning to understand: You were treated special and, later, something horrible would be told to you.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #17
    Nicholas Sparks
    “I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.”
    Nicholas Sparks

  • #18
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #19
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever.”
    Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

  • #20
    Alice Sebold
    “As she stood in the darkened room and watched my sister and father, I knew one of things that heaven meant. I had a choice, and it was not to divide my family in my heart.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #21
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #23
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #24
    Alice Sebold
    “My grandmother stepped back into the kitchen to get their drinks. I had come to love her more after death than I ever had on Earth. I wish I could say that in that moment in the kitchen she decided to quit drinking, but I now saw that drinking was a part of what made her who she was. If the worst of what she left on Earth was a legacy of inebriated support, it was a good legacy in my book.
    ~Susie's grandmother, Lynn
    pgs 315-316”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #25
    Stephenie Meyer
    “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…" he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
    "What a stupid lamb," I sighed.
    "What a sick, masochistic lion.”
    Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

  • #26
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #27
    “Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”
    Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

  • #28
    Alice Sebold
    “At the tips of the feathers there is air and at their base: blood. I hold up bones; I wish like broken glass they could court light....still I try to place these pieces back together, to set them firm, to make murdered girls live again.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #29
    Bob Marley
    “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”
    Bob Marley

  • #30
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer



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