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  • #1
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #2
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #3
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #4
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders

  • #5
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #6
    William Styron
    “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
    William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

  • #7
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #8
    Woody Allen
    “I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.”
    Woody Allen, Annie Hall: Screenplay

  • #9
    “Alvy Singer: [narrating] After that it got pretty late, and we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I... I realized what a terrific person she was, and... and how much fun it was just knowing her; and I... I, I thought of that old joke, y'know, the, this... this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks he's a chicken." And, uh, the doctor says, "Well, why don't you turn him in?" The guy says, "I would, but I need the eggs." Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they're totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and... but, uh, I guess we keep goin' through it because, uh, most of us... need the eggs. ”
    Annie Hall

  • #10
    Neale Donald Walsch
    “The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.”
    Neale Donald Walsch

  • #11
    Neale Donald Walsch
    “Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you're being right now.”
    Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Vol. 1

  • #12
    Tim Winton
    “It's funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it's all you ever think about.”
    Tim Winton, Breath

  • #13
    Tim Winton
    “Life was something you didn't argue with, because when it came down to it, whether you barracked for God or nothing at all, life was all there was. And death.”
    Tim Winton, Cloudstreet

  • #14
    Tim Winton
    “And somehow, somewhere along the track, I went numb. I couldn’t say what it was & didn’t dare try. How do you explain the sense of being made to feel improper ? I withdrew into a watchful rectitude, anxious to please, risking nothing. I followed the outline of my life, carefully rehearsing form without conviction, like a bishop who can’t see that his faith has become an act.”
    Tim Winton, Breath

  • #15
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
    Gabriel García Márquez

  • #16
    Craig Silvey
    “And I realize I've been betrayed by the two vices that fiction promised me I'd adore. Sal Paradise held up bottles of booze like a housewife in a detergent commercial. Holden Caulfield reached for his cigarettes like an act of faith. Even Huckleberry Finn tapped on his pipe with relief and satisfaction. If sex turns out to be this bad, I'm never reading again.”
    Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones

  • #17
    Craig Silvey
    “And it happens like that. Like when you first realize that there is no such thing as magic. Or that nothing actually answers your prayers, or really even listens. That cold moment of dismay where your feet are kicked from under you, where you're disarmed by a shard of knowing.”
    Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones

  • #18
    Bear Grylls
    “You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times.
    There's life in a nutshell.”
    Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears

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