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  • #1
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #4
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #5
    Margaret Mead
    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
    Margaret Mead

  • #6
    Henry Ford
    “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
    Henry Ford

  • #7
    Phil Collins
    “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
    Phil Collins

  • #8
    Oliver Goldsmith
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
    Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

  • #9
    Walt Disney Company
    “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”
    Walt Disney Company

  • #10
    Neil Gaiman
    “You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #11
    Neil Gaiman
    “Truly, life is wasted on the living, Nobody Owens. For one of us is too foolish to live, and it is not I.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #12
    Neil Gaiman
    “Someone killed my Mother and my Father and my Sister?"
    "Yes, someone did."
    "A Man?"
    "A Man."
    "Which means," said Bod, "you're asking the wrong question."
    Silas raised an eyebrow. "How so?"
    "Well," said Bod. "If I go outside in the world, the question isn't who will keep me safe from him?"
    "No?"
    "No. It's who will keep him safe from me?”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #14
    Neil Gaiman
    “We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #15
    Steve Sheinkin
    “In the end, this is a difficult story to sum up. The making of the atomic bomb is one of history's most amazing examples of teamwork and genius and poise under pressure. But it's also the story of how humans created a weapon capable of wiping our species off the planet. It's a story with no end in sight.
    And, like it or not, you're in it.”
    Steve Sheinkin, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

  • #16
    John Green
    “You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #17
    John Green
    “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #18
    John Green
    “You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #19
    John Green
    “The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death with was Augustus Waters.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #20
    Clare Vanderpool
    “Connecting the dots. That's what Mom said stargazing is all about. It's the same up there as it is down here, Jackie. You have to look for the things that connect us all. Find the ways our paths cross, our lives intersect, and our hearts collide.”
    Clare Vanderpool, Navigating Early

  • #21
    Holly Black
    “He wondered whether growing up was learning that most stories turned out to be lies.”
    Holly Black, Doll Bones

  • #22
    “All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.”
    George Whitman

  • #23
    Jim Henson
    “[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
    Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

  • #24
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders



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