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    John Green
    “Thomas Edison's last words were "It's very beautiful over there". I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #2
    Susan Beth Pfeffer
    “I hate the moon. I hate tides and earthquakes and volcanoes. I hate a world where things that have absolutely nothing to do with me can destroy my life and the lives of people I love.”
    Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It

  • #3
    Lemony Snicket
    “I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

  • #4
    Susan Beth Pfeffer
    “I wonder if I'll ever have to decide which is worse, life as we're living or no life at all.”
    Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It

  • #5
    J.K. Rowling
    “Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #6
    Susan Beth Pfeffer
    “I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald's would still be open.”
    Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It

  • #7
    Lemony Snicket
    “A man of my acquaintance once wrote a poem called "The Road Less Traveled", describing a journey he took through the woods along a path most travelers never used. The poet found that the road less traveled was peaceful but quite lonely, and he was probably a bit nervous as he went along, because if anything happened on the road less traveled, the other travelers would be on the road more frequently traveled and so couldn't hear him as he cried for help. Sure enough, that poet is dead.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

  • #8
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “It didn't matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn't heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house, with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

  • #9
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Still round the corner there may wait
    A new road or a secret gate
    And though I oft have passed them by
    A day will come at last when I
    Shall take the hidden paths that run
    West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #10
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

  • #11
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #12
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

  • #13
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “Dr. Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds. Within five minutes of the transfusion he declared her out of danger. Chucking her under the chin, he said, "What are you doing here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets."

    And it was then Cecilia gave orally what was to be her only form of suicide note, and a useless one at that, because she was going to live: "Obviously, Doctor," she said, "you've never been a thirteen-year-old girl.”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

  • #14
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I know exactly how that is. To love somebody who doesn’t deserve it. Because they are all you have. Because any attention is better than no attention. For exactly the same reason, it is sometimes satisfying to cut yourself and bleed. On those gray days where eight in the morning looks no different from noon and nothing has happened and nothing is going to happen and you are washing a glass in the sink and it breaks-accidentally-and punctures your skin. And then there is this shocking red, the brightest thing in the day, so vibrant it buzzes, this blood of yours. That is okay sometimes because at least you know you’re alive.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors

  • #15
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I told myself, 'All I want is a normal life'. But was that true? I wasn't so sure. Because there was a part of me that enjoyed hating school, and the drama of not going, the potential consequences whatever they were. I was intrigued by the unknown. I was even slightly thrilled that my mother was such a mess. Had I become addicted to crisis? I traced my finger along the windowsill. 'Want something normal, want something normal, want something normal', I told myself.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors

  • #16
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “She is one of those ladies who is more beautiful at sixty than she could possibly have been at twenty. (how I hope someone says that about me someday)!”
    Mary Ann Shaffer

  • #17
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “Life goes on." What nonsense, I thought, of course it doesn't. It's death that goes on.”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “All my life I thought that the story was over when the hero and heroine were safely engaged -- after all, what's good enough for Jane Austen ought to be good enough for anyone. But it's a lie. The story is about to begin, and every day will be a new piece of the plot. ”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • #19
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “I, too, have felt that the war goes on and on. When my son, Ian, died at El Alamein-- side by side with... visitors offering their condolences, thinking to comfort me, said, "Life goes on." What nonsense, I thought, of course it doesn't. It's death that goes on; Ian is dead now and will be dead tomorrow and nexe year and forever. There's no end to that. But perhaps there will be an end to the sorrow of it. ”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • #20
    Alice Sebold
    “Inside the snow globe on my father's desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf. When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe. He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it. The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin. The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and I worried for him. When I told my father this, he said, "Don't worry, Susie; he has a nice life. He's trapped in a perfect world.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #21
    Alice Sebold
    “These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent-that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events that my death wrought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #22
    Alice Sebold
    “Our only kiss was like an accident- a beautiful gasoline rainbow.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #23
    Alice Sebold
    “How to Commit the Perfect Murder" was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #24
    Alice Sebold
    “Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #25
    Alice Sebold
    “Between a man and a woman there was always one person who was stronger than the other one. That doesn’t mean the weaker one doesn’t love the stronger.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #26
    Alice Sebold
    “You look invincible,' my mother said one night.
    I loved these times, when we seemed to feel the same thing. I turned to her, wrapped in my thin gown, and said:
    I am.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #27
    Mitch Albom
    “All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.”
    Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

  • #28
    Mitch Albom
    “Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.”
    Mitch Albom

  • #29
    Mitch Albom
    “Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves.”
    Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • #30
    Mitch Albom
    “Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.”
    Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven



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