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  • #1
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #2
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • #3
    Alice Walker
    “When life descends into the pit
    I must become my own candle
    Willingly burning my self
    To light up the darkness around me.”
    Alice Walker


  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

    I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

    I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

    I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

    I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

    I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

    I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

    I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

    I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

    I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

    I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods


  • #5
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    “Just because you can doesn't mean you should.”
    Sherrilyn Kenyon


  • #6
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    “I don't suffer from my insanity -- I enjoy every minute of it.”
    Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dance with the Devil


  • #7
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    “Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
    Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron


  • #8
    Coco Chanel
    “Fashion changes, but style endures.”
    Coco Chanel


  • #9
    M.T. Anderson
    “We Americans are interested only in the consumption of our products. We have no interest in how they are produced, or what happens to them once we discard them, once we throw them away.”
    M.T. Anderson, Feed


  • #10
    Thomas Wolfe
    “The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.”
    Thomas Wolfe


  • #11
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt


  • #12
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt


  • #13
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #14
    Bertrand Russell
    “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
    Bertrand Russell


  • #15
    Frank Zappa
    “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
    Frank Zappa


  • #16
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen


  • #17
    Tom Upton
    “Other than the voices in my head, I think I’m pretty normal.”
    Tom Upton, Tiny Voices


  • #18
    Lori Osterman
    “You are stronger than you know.”
    Lori Osterman


  • #19
    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


  • #20
    Tom Upton
    “...Life is much simpler if you don’t notice anything....”
    Tom Upton, Just Plain Weird


  • #21
    Mark Twain
    “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?”
    Mark Twain


  • #22
    Laura Stamps
    “He gives me one of those my-wife-needs-sex-addiction-therapy looks.”
    Laura Stamps, Still Naughty: The Life & Times of an Erotica Novelist


  • #23
    “the bad leader is he who the people despise; the good leader is he who the people praise; the great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves”
    Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization


  • #24
    Nisargadatta Maharaj
    “It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”
    Nisargadatta Maharaj


  • #25
    David P. Elliot
    “There is very little in this World somebody can't make a little worse and a little cheaper.”
    David P. Elliot


  • #26
    Dahlia Lithwick
    “The fact that the Constitution is sufficiently open-ended to infuriate all Americans almost equally is part of its enduring genius.”
    Dahlia Lithwick


  • #27
    Dahlia Lithwick
    “The Framers were no more interested in binding future Americans to a set of divinely inspired commandments than any of us would wish to be bound by them.”
    Dahlia Lithwick


  • #28
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    “I thought only a wooden stake through the heart killed a vampire. (Amanda)
    A wooden stake through the heart will kill just about anything. And if it doesn't, run like hell. (Kyrian)”
    Sherrilyn Kenyon, Night Pleasures


  • #29
    Mother Teresa
    “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
    Life is beauty, admire it.
    Life is a dream, realize it.
    Life is a challenge, meet it.
    Life is a duty, complete it.
    Life is a game, play it.
    Life is a promise, fulfill it.
    Life is sorrow, overcome it.
    Life is a song, sing it.
    Life is a struggle, accept it.
    Life is a tragedy, confront it.
    Life is an adventure, dare it.
    Life is luck, make it.
    Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
    Life is life, fight for it.”
    Mother Teresa


  • #30
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
    Marilyn Monroe




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