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  • #1
    Sylvia Plath
    “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #2
    Philip K. Dick
    “If I'd known it was harmless, I'd have killed it myself!”
    Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

  • #3
    Philip K. Dick
    “Every junkie, he thought, is a recording.”
    Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

  • #4
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

  • #5
    Ernest Hemingway
    “But did thee feel the earth move?”
    Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • #6
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “We all create stories to protect ourselves.”
    Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

  • #7
    Charles Bukowski
    “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #8
    Leonard Cohen
    “He knew that hair couldn't feel; he kissed her hair.”
    Leonard Cohen, The Favorite Game

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #10
    J.K. Rowling
    “He never seemed to grasp the immense mutability of human nature, nor to appreciate that behind every nondescript face lay a wild and unique hinterland like his own.”
    J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

  • #11
    David Mitchell
    “...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #12
    Sheila Heti
    “It has long been known to me that certain objects want you as much as you want them. These are the ones that become important, the objects that you hold dear. The others fade from your life entirely. You wanted them, but they did not want you in return.”
    Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

  • #13
    Karen Russell
    “Many of the presidents have sworn themselves in to similarly foolish titles: Governor of Cow Pastures, Commanding General of Standing Chickens.”
    Karen Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Grove

  • #14
    Harold Brodkey
    “He was still immersed in the dim, wet wonder of the folded wings that might open if someone loved him; he still hoped, probably, in a butterfly's unthinking way, for spring and warmth. How the wings ache, folded so, waiting; that is, they ache until they atrophy.”
    Harold Brodkey, First Love and Other Sorrows: Stories

  • #15
    Albert Camus
    “A moment later she asked me if I loved her. I said that sort of question had no meaning, really; but I supposed I didn’t.”
    Albert Camus, The Stranger

  • #16
    Max Brooks
    “To know is always better, no matter what the answer might be.”
    Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

  • #17
    Suzanne Collins
    “Stupid people are dangerous.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #18
    James Joyce
    “He thought that he was sick in his heart if you could be sick in that place.”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • #19
    Stephen King
    “And that's when you realize what the Wagon really is, Lloyd. It's a church with bars on the windows, a church for women and a prison for you.”
    Stephen King, The Shining

  • #20
    Suzanne Collins
    “I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite. ”
    Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

  • #21
    Ayn Rand
    “To a life; which is reason unto itself.”
    Ayn Rand, We the Living

  • #22
    Suzanne Collins
    “Some walks you have to take alone.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #23
    Kate Chopin
    “but whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself.”
    Kate Chopin, The Awakening

  • #24
    James Joyce
    “A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
    James Joyce, Dubliners

  • #25
    Alexandre Dumas
    “I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”
    Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

  • #26
    James Joyce
    “Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.”
    James Joyce, Dubliners

  • #27
    Bram Stoker
    “Despair has its own calms.”
    Bram Stoker, Dracula

  • #28
    James Joyce
    “There's music along the river
    For Love wanders there,
    Pale flowers on his mantle,
    Dark leaves on his hair.”
    James Joyce, Chamber Music
    tags: love

  • #29
    Douglas Adams
    “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #30
    Donna Tartt
    “...as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn't touch.”
    Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
    tags: art



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