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  • #1
    Apple Inc.
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Apple Inc.


  • #2
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain


  • #6
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx


  • #6
    I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!
    I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”
    Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960


  • #10
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #13
    Ambrose Bierce
    “The covers of this book are too far apart.”
    Ambrose Bierce


  • #19
    Jasper Fforde
    “Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world.”
    Jasper Fforde, First Among Sequels


  • #22
    Groucho Marx
    “From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend on reading it.”
    Groucho Marx


  • #24
    Tad Williams
    “As for monkeys, I would have five, and they would be named: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do Pretty Much Whatever The Hell You Want, and Expensive Attorney.”
    Tad Williams


  • #25
    Karen Marie Moning
    “It's just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it's time to take down the drapes and make a new dress.”
    Karen Marie Moning, Faefever


  • #26
    Jon Stewart
    “Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”
    Jon Stewart


  • #26
    J.M. Coetzee
    “He continues to teach because it provides him with a livelihood; also because it teaches him humility, brings it home to him who he is in the world. The irony does not escape him: that the one who comes to teach learns the keenest of lessons, while those who come to learn learn nothing.”
    J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace


  • #28
    Rita Mae Brown
    “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.”
    Rita Mae Brown


  • #29
    Slavenka Drakulić
    “What do people think of when they talk about their lives? Do they really see them as an integral whole, as a chronological sequence of events; as something logical, purposeful, completed? What moments do they remember, and how do they remember them? As words? As a series of images and sounds? My life crumbles into a series of pictures, unconnected scenes which comes to mind only occassionally and at random. But there are key events, the acts of chance or fate, which later enable me to construct a logical whole of my life. One such moment was meeting Jose. The other was my decision to see our love through to the very end.”
    Slavenka Drakulić, The Taste of a Man


  • #31
    Ilona Andrews
    “It's a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really.”
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites


  • #32
    Vivian Mercier
    “[Waiting for Godot] has achieved a theoretical impossibility—a play in which nothing happens, that yet keeps audiences glued to their seats. What's more, since the second act is a subtly different reprise of the first, he has written a play in which nothing happens, twice.”
    Vivian Mercier


  • #33
    George Carlin
    “So I say, “Live and let live.” That’s my motto. “Live and let live.” And anyone who can’t go along with that, take him outside and shoot the motherfucker. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s always worked in our family.”
    George Carlin


  • #33
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #33
    Charlaine Harris
    “Food that walked and talked, that was us. McPeople.”
    Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail


  • #34
    Frank Zappa
    “Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.”
    Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book


  • #34
    Nicole Peeler
    “She liked a very particular kind of plot: the sort where the pirate kidnaps some virgin damsel, rapes her into loving him, and then dispatches lots of seamen while she polishes his cutlass. Or where the Highland clan leader kidnaps some virginal English Rose, rapes her into loving him, and then kills entire armies Sassenachs while she stuffs his haggis. Or where the Native American warrior kidnaps a virginal white settler, rapes her into loving him, and then kills a bunch of colonists while she whets his tomahawk. I hated to get Freudian on Linda, but her reading patterns suggested some interesting insight into why she is such a bitch.”
    Nicole Peeler, Tempest Rising


  • #35
    Lish McBride
    “There were no windows in my bedroom, so I had to sit up and read my clock to figure out how angry I should be at my visitor. Eight A.M. I hated whoever woke me up. Had they come an hour earlier, I would have also hated their families and any household pets.”
    Lish McBride, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer


  • #36
    Nicole Peeler
    “But the next noise to echo through the hall was one I was pretty sure I recognized. It was the unmistakable sound of the shit hitting the fan.”
    Nicole Peeler, Tempest Rising


  • #37
    Ilona Andrews
    “I don't want it to be attributed to a loss of control on my part. When I throw you out of the window, I want there to be no doubt the act was deliberate.”
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Burns


  • #37
    Charlaine Harris
    “Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
    Charlaine Harris


  • #39
    Karen Marie Moning
    “Assume' makes an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'.”
    Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever


  • #41
    John Jakes
    “The pain comes from more than the facts of circumstance, or the deeds of others. It comes from within. From understanding what we lost. It comes from knowing how foolish we were - vain, arrogant children - when we thought ourselves happy. It comes from knowing how fragile and doomed the old ways were, just when we thought them and ourselves, secure!. The pain comes from knowing we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. ”
    John Jakes, Heaven and Hell


  • #41
    Richelle Mead
    “Sex had been amazing, but it wasn't a magical cure for everything. Damn. Somewhere along the way, I'd picked up common sense.”
    Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice


  • #42
    David Simon
    “My standard for verisimilitude is simple and I came to it when I started to write prose narrative: fuck the average reader. I was always told to write for the average reader in my newspaper life. The average reader, as they meant it, was some suburban white subscriber with two-point-whatever kids and three-point-whatever cars and a dog and a cat and lawn furniture. He knows nothing and he needs everything explained to him right away, so that exposition becomes this incredible, story-killing burden. Fuck him. Fuck him to hell.”
    David Simon




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