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  • #1
    Bill Watterson
    “Calvin: I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog! Want to see my book report?
    Hobbes: (Reading Calvin's paper) "The Dynamics of Interbeing and Monological Imperatives in Dick and Jane: A Study in Psychic Transrelational Gender modes."
    Calvin: Academia, here I come!”
    Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

  • #2
    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

  • #3
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #4
    Lewis Carroll
    “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “Life is short, Break the Rules.
    Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
    Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
    And never regret ANYTHING
    That makes you smile.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    E.E. Cummings
    “nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
    the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
    compels me with the colour of its countries,
    rendering death and forever with each breathing

    (i do not know what it is about you that closes
    and opens;only something in me understands
    the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
    nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands

    -excerpt of #35 from "100 Selected Poems”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #7
    Bill Watterson
    “[Calvin and Hobbes are playing Scrabble.]
    Calvin: Ha! I've got a great word and it's on a "Double word score" box!
    Hobbes: "ZQFMGB" isn't a word! It doesn't even have a vowel!
    Calvin: It is so a word! It's a worm found in New Guinea! Everyone knows that!
    Hobbes: I'm looking it up.
    Calvin: You do, and I'll look up that 12-letter word you played with all the Xs and Js!
    Hobbes: What's your score for ZQFMGB?
    Calvin: 957.”
    Bill Watterson, Scientific Progress Goes Boink

  • #8
    Jane Austen
    “From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #9
    Jane Austen
    “I have not the pleasure of understanding you.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #10
    Jane Austen
    “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #11
    Jane Austen
    “I dearly love a laugh... I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #12
    Jane Austen
    “Yes, I found myself, by insensible degrees, sincerely fond of her; and the happiest hours of my life were what I spent with her.”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #13
    Jane Austen
    “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

    -Mr. Darcy”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #14
    Jane Austen
    “I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I rather wonder now at your knowing any.”
    Jane Austen

  • #15
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #16
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #17
    Audrey Hepburn
    “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
    Audrey Hepburn

  • #18
    Sarah Dessen
    “Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

  • #19
    Jodi Picoult
    “You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

  • #20
    Nicholas Sparks
    “So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

  • #21
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.”
    Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

  • #22
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #23
    Gilda Radner
    “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
    Delicious Ambiguity.”
    Gilda Radner

  • #24
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #25
    Maya Angelou
    “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
    Maya Angelou

  • #26
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #27
    William Shakespeare
    “We know what we are, but not what we may be.”
    William Shakespeare

  • #28
    Dr. Seuss
    “When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
    and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
    ...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
    bottle paddle battle.”
    Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
    Mark Twain

  • #30
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley
    “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley



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