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  • #1
    Emmuska Orczy
    “We must prove to the world that we are all nincompoops”
    Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • #2
    John le Carré
    “There was nothing dishonourable in not being blown about by every little modern wind. Better to have worth, to entrench, to be an oak of one's own generation.”
    John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  • #3
    Nick Hornby
    “A man who wants to die feels angry and full of life and desperate and bored and exhausted, all at the same time; he wants to fight everyone, and he wants to curl up in a ball and hide in a cupboard somewhere. He wants to say sorry to everyone, and he wants everyone to know just how badly they've all let him down.”
    Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

  • #4
    James Branch Cabell
    “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”
    James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #7
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #8
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Oscar Wilde
    “I can resist anything except temptation.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #11
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #12
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #13
    E.M. Forster
    “You do care a little for me, I know... but nothing to speak of, and you don't love me. I was yours once till death if you'd cared to keep me, but I'm someone else's now... and he's mine in a way that shocks you, but why don't you stop being shocked, and attend to your own happiness.”
    E.M. Forster, Maurice

  • #14
    E.M. Forster
    “You confuse what's important with what's impressive.”
    E.M. Forster, Maurice

  • #15
    E.M. Forster
    “Did you ever dream you had a friend, Alec? Someone to last your whole life and you his. I suppose such a thing can’t really happen outside sleep.”
    E.M. Forster, Maurice

  • #16
    E.M. Forster
    “I am an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort.”
    E.M. Forster, Maurice

  • #17
    E.M. Forster
    “A happy ending was imperative. I shouldn't have bothered to write otherwise. I was determined that in fiction anyway two men should fall in love and remain in it for the ever and ever that fiction allows, and in this sense, Maurice and Alec still roam the greenwood.”
    E.M. Forster, Maurice

  • #18
    Wilkie Collins
    “The books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill!”
    Wilkie Collins, Armadale

  • #19
    R.A. Salvatore
    “It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.”
    R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn

  • #20
    “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
    John Anster, The First Part of Goethe's Faust

  • #21
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “If I love you, what business is it of yours?”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #22
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

  • #23
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #24
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #25
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #26
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #27
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #28
    Nikolai Gogol
    “The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”
    Nikolai Gogol

  • #29
    Ben Jonson
    “Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
    You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow;
    Best, while you have it, use your breath;
    There is no drinking after death.”
    Ben Jonson

  • #30
    Alice Hoffman
    “You can be betrayed in your sleep. The whole world can tilt while you're dreaming of butterflies. ”
    Alice Hoffman, The Ice Queen



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