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  • #1
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I sit beside the fire and think
    Of all that I have seen
    Of meadow flowers and butterflies
    In summers that have been

    Of yellow leaves and gossamer
    In autumns that there were
    With morning mist and silver sun
    And wind upon my hair

    I sit beside the fire and think
    Of how the world will be
    When winter comes without a spring
    That I shall ever see

    For still there are so many things
    That I have never seen
    In every wood in every spring
    There is a different green

    I sit beside the fire and think
    Of people long ago
    And people that will see a world
    That I shall never know

    But all the while I sit and think
    Of times there were before
    I listen for returning feet
    And voices at the door”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself...I see with a myriad of eyes,but it is still I who see.”
    C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism

  • #3
    Pablo Picasso
    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #4
    Jim Butcher
    “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”
    Jim Butcher

  • #5
    Brandon Mull
    “We humans are conflicted beings. Our beliefs don't always harmonize with our instincts, and our behavior doesn't always reflect our beliefs. ... We wage war between the person we are and the person we hope to become.”
    Brandon Mull

  • #6
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #7
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #8
    Jim Butcher
    “Are you always a smartass?'

    Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.”
    Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

  • #9
    Brandon Mull
    “Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.”
    Brandon Mull, Fablehaven

  • #10
    J.K. Rowling
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #11
    J.K. Rowling
    “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #12
    Francis Bacon
    “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
    Francis Bacon

  • #13
    Cornelia Funke
    “If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it... yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

  • #14
    Cornelia Funke
    “Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

  • #15
    Megan Whalen Turner
    “If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me.”
    Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

  • #16
    Megan Whalen Turner
    “This is the stupidest plan I have ever in my career participated in," Xenophon said.
    "I love stupid plans," said Eugenides.”
    Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

  • #17
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #18
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Never laugh at live dragons.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #19
    Rick Riordan
    “With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”
    Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

  • #20
    Rick Riordan
    “Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”
    Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

  • #21
    Rick Riordan
    “Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?"
    "Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?"
    "Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.”
    Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

  • #22
    Rick Riordan
    “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”
    Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

  • #23
    Cornelia Funke
    “Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

  • #24
    Cornelia Funke
    “Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you secruity and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. ”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

  • #25
    Cressida Cowell
    “Sometimes it is only a True Friend who knows what we mean when we try to speak.

    Somebody who has spent a lot of time with us, and listens carefully to what we are trying to say, and tries to understand.”
    Cressida Cowell, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

  • #26
    Cressida Cowell
    “We're all snatching precious moments from the peaceful jaws of time.”
    Cressida Cowell

  • #27
    David Levithan
    “I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn't so much about plot. It was much more about character.”
    David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

  • #28
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #29
    Stephen Chbosky
    “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #30
    Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
    “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”
    C.S. Lewis



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