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  • #1
    Charles Bukowski
    “I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #2
    Haruki Murakami
    “I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #3
    Haruki Murakami
    “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
    Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

  • #4
    Haruki Murakami
    “It's hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #5
    Haruki Murakami
    “Instead of things I'm good at, it might be faster to list the things I can't do. I can't cook or clean the house. My room's a mess, and I'm always losing things. I love music, but I can't sing a note. I'm clumsy and can barely sew a stitch. My sense of direction is the pits, and I can't tell left from right half the time. When I get angry, I tend to break things. Plates and pencils, alarm clocks. Later on I regret it, but at the time I can't help myself. I have no money in the bank. I'm bashful for no reason, and I have hardly any friends to speak of.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #6
    Haruki Murakami
    “I often recall these words when I am writing, and I think to myself, “It’s true. There aren’t any new words. Our job is to give new meanings and special overtones to absolutely ordinary words.” I find the thought reassuring. It means that vast, unknown stretches still lie before us, fertile territories just waiting for us to cultivate them.”
    Haruki Murakami

  • #7
    Haruki Murakami
    “I'm not so weird to me.”
    Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “In dreams you don't need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don't exist. So in dreams there are hardly ever collisions. Even if there are, they don't hurt. Reality is different. Reality bites. Reality, reality.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “But if something did happen, it happened. Whether it's right or wrong. I accept everything that happens, and that's how I became the person I am now.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #10
    Haruki Murakami
    “Whether in music or in fiction, the most basic thing is rhythm. Your style needs to have good, natural, steady rhythm, or people won't keep reading your work.”
    Haruki Murakami

  • #11
    Robert Frost
    “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
    Robert Frost

  • #12
    Robert Frost
    “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.”
    Robert Frost

  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.”
    Robert Frost

  • #14
    Charles Bukowski
    “That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #15
    Charles Bukowski
    “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #16
    Charles Bukowski
    “The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #17
    Horace Mann
    “A house without books is like a room without windows.”
    Horace Mann

  • #18
    Franz Kafka
    “Books are a narcotic.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #19
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #21
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am not young enough to know everything.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: age

  • #26
    Kathryn Stockett
    “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
    Kathryn Stockett, The Help

  • #27
    Voltaire
    “I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher. ”
    Voltaire, Candide: or, Optimism

  • #28
    Voltaire
    “the women are never at a loss, God provides for them, let us run.”
    Voltaire, Candide

  • #29
    Fannie Flagg
    “I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.”
    Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

  • #30
    Evelyn Waugh
    “If you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be.”
    Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited



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