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  • #1
    Samuel Beckett
    “Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.”
    Samuel Beckett

  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
    Mark Twain

  • #2
    William S. Burroughs
    “Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered, and I fear I never will.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Dave Eggers
    “I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.”
    Dave Eggers, What Is the What

  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    Mark Twain

  • #4
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #4
    Albert Camus
    “Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. But to be happy it is essential not to be too concerned with others. Consequently, there is no escape. Happy and judged, or absolved and wretched.”
    Albert Camus, The Fall

  • #5
    Albert Camus
    “I continue to believe that this world has no ultimate meaning. But I know that something in it has a meaning and that is man, because he is the only creature to insist on having one”
    Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays

  • #5
    Joseph Heller
    “He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  • #6
    William S. Burroughs
    “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #6
    Albert Camus
    “I hadn't understood how days could be both long and short at the same time: long to live through, maybe, but so drawn out that they ended up flowing into one another. They lost their names. Only 'yesterday' and 'tomorrow' still had any meaning for me.”
    Albert Camus

  • #7
    Albert Camus
    “You always get exaggerated notions about things you don't know anything about.”
    Albert Camus

  • #7
    Tony Vigorito
    “He lost himself somewhere on the harmless side of lunacy, slightly south of innocuous but definetly north of demented.”
    Tony Vigorito

  • #8
    Albert Camus
    “Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing in the world.”
    Albert Camus, The Fall

  • #8
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #9
    Jonathan Carroll
    “One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago. ”
    Jonathan Carroll

  • #9
    Albert Camus
    “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
    Albert Camus

  • #10
    William S. Burroughs
    “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”
    William S. Burroughs, The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs

  • #10
    Albert Camus
    “The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself.”
    Albert Camus

  • #11
    Albert Camus
    “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.”
    Albert Camus

  • #11
    Jonathan Carroll
    “You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.”
    Jonathan Carroll, Outside the Dog Museum
    tags: love

  • #12
    Albert Camus
    “When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    Albert Camus

  • #12
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #13
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #13
    Jonathan Carroll
    “I forgive nothing. If you stole my orange crayon in the fifth grade, you're still on my hit list, buddy.”
    Jonathan Carroll, Bones of the Moon

  • #14
    William S. Burroughs
    “I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #14
    Albert Camus
    “I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world.”
    Albert Camus, The Stranger

  • #15
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I think part of the reason I'm attracted to Foster is because he's such a mess. I mean, the people I have loved in my life have never been easy to love. I'm not used to normal. I'm used to disaster. I don't know, as messed up as he is, he's also sort of exciting, sort of a challenge. I'm accustomed to working for love.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Dry

  • #15
    Albert Camus
    “All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.”
    Albert Camus



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