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  • #1
    Ayn Rand
    “But a few understand that building is a great symbol we live in our minds, and existence is the attempt to bring that life into physical reality, to state it in gesture and form. For the man who understands this, a house he owns is a statement of his life.”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


  • #2
    Yann Martel
    “All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.”
    Yann Martel, Life of Pi


  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


  • #6
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


  • #7
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.”
    Mark Twain


  • #9
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #10
    Nicholas Sparks
    “You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue


  • #11
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #12
    Ayn Rand
    “My dearest one, it is not proper for men to be without names. There was a time when each man had a name of his own to distinguish him from all other men. So let us choose our names. I have read of a man who lived many thousands of years ago, and of all the names in these books, his is the one I wish to bear. He took the light of the gods and brought it to men, and he taught men to be gods. And he suffered for his deed as all bearers of light must suffer. His name is Prometheus.”
    Ayn Rand, Anthem


  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #14
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #15
    Nicholas Sparks
    “When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through.”
    Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


  • #16
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #17
    Markus Zusak
    “Sometimes people are beautiful.
    Not in looks.
    Not in what they say.
    Just in what they are.”
    Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger


  • #18
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #19
    Nicholas Sparks
    “You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


  • #20
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly -- all these make for great stories.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #21
    J.K. Rowling
    “Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business.
    Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
    Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
    Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


  • #22
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #23
    John Lennon
    “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
    John Lennon


  • #24
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #25
    Sylvia Plath
    “I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love's not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I'll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time...”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


  • #26
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand


  • #27
    Ayn Rand
    “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


  • #28
    Kelley Armstrong
    “Kids who don't eavesdrop on adult conversations are doomed to a childhood of ignorance.”
    Kelley Armstrong, Men of the Otherworld


  • #29
    Ayn Rand
    “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


  • #30
    George Bernard Shaw
    “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”
    George Bernard Shaw




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