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  • #1
    Megan McCafferty
    “The stories teach them valuable life lessons. That good things happen to bad people. That it’s possible to make a bad situation even worse if you don’t think it through. That parents are clueless except when they’re not. That it’s good to try new things even when a new thing is kind of disgusting, because new experiences make you a well-rounded person. That art can be transcendent. That lust is all-powerful, that drugs are fun, and that not everyone who does them is a loser. That losing people is part of life. That where comedy goes, tragedy isn’t far behind. That everyone has issues with their bodies, but some take it too far, almost to death. That fear can be exhilarating. That boys are assholes. That it’s important to look forward and never look back…”
    Megan McCafferty, Perfect Fifths

  • #2
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #3
    “Opinions are like assholes, everbody's got one.”
    Harry Callahan

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #6
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “But I do not do these things because we are family. I do them because they are common decencies. That is an idiom that the hero taught me. I do them because I am not a big fucking asshole. That is another idiom that the hero taught me.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #7
    H.L. Mencken
    “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”
    H.L. Mencken

  • #8
    Jimmy Buffett
    “1. Never forget--"they" are always the enemy.
    2. Just remember, assholes are born that way, and they usually don't change.
    3. You don't want to go to jail.
    4. When you start to take this job seriously, you're in trouble.
    5. It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad.
    6. If you decide to run the ball, just count on fumbling and getting the shit knocked out of you a lot, but never forget how much fun it is just to be able to run the ball!”
    Jimmy Buffett, Tales from Margaritaville

  • #9
    Mae West
    “I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”
    Mae West

  • #10
    Deb Caletti
    “Once an asshole, always an asshole.”
    Deb Caletti, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • #11
    Ann Richards
    “After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”
    Ann Richards

  • #12
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    “Laugh it up, asshole. But she who laughs last laughs longest, and I intend to belly roll tonight ~Tabitha”
    Sherrilyn Kenyon, Seize the Night

  • #13
    Kahlil Gibran
    “When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth......

    But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

    Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself."

    But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”
    Kahlil Gibran, Le Prophète

  • #14
    Haruki Murakami
    “Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #15
    Jane Austen
    “Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #16
    J.K. Rowling
    “There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #17
    Anne Rice
    “Ignore any loss of nerve, ignore any loss of self-confidence, ignore any doubt or confusion. Move on believing in love, in peace, and harmony, and in great accomplishment. Remember joy isn't a stranger to you. You are winning and you are strong. Love. Love first, love always, love forever.”
    Anne Rice

  • #18
    Miguel Ruiz
    “1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

    2. Don't Take Anything Personally
    Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

    3. Don't Make Assumptions
    Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

    4. Always Do Your Best
    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
    Miguel Ruiz

  • #19
    Dean Koontz
    “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”
    Dean Koontz, Fear Nothing

  • #20
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #21
    Terry Pratchett
    “Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #22
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “We can surely no longer pretend that our children are growing up into a peaceful, secure, and civilized world. We've come to the point where it's irresponsible to try to protect them from the irrational world they will have to live in when they grow up. The children themselves haven't yet isolated themselves by selfishness and indifference; they do not fall easily into the error of despair; they are considerably braver than most grownups. Our responsibility to them is not to pretend that if we don't look, evil will go away, but to give them weapons against it.”
    Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

  • #23
    George Burns
    “Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”
    George Burns

  • #24
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #26
    William Knowlton Zinsser
  • #27
    William S. Burroughs
    “Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #28
    “The little things are most worthwhile-
    A quite word, a look, a smile,
    A listening ear that's quick to share
    An others thoughts, an others care....
    Though sometimes they may seem quite small,
    These little things mean most of all. ”
    Margaret Lindsey

  • #29
    Dave Barry
    “It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.”
    Dave Barry

  • #30
    Stephen Mitchell
    “What we are tempted to call a disaster is sometimes the first, painful stage of a blessing.”
    Stephen Mitchell, The Frog Prince: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults



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