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  • #1
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You digest and absorb your life by turning it into stories,' he says, 'the same way this theater seems to digest people.' With one hand, he points to a carpet stain, this dark stain sticky and growing mold, branched with arms and legs.
    Other events—the ones you can’t digest—they poison you. Those worst parts of your life, those moments you can’t talk about, they rot you from the inside out. Until you’re Cassandra’s wet shadow on the ground. Sunk in your own yellow protein mud.
    But the stories that you can digest, that you can tell—you can take control of those past moments. You can shape them, craft them. Master them. And use them to your own good. Those are stories as important as food. Those are stories you can use to make people laugh or cry or sick. Or scared. To make people feel the way you felt. To help exhaust that past moment for them and for you. Until that moment is dead.
    Consumed. Digested. Absorbed.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

  • #2
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “An important part of building a new culture was allowing people to complain about their past. At first, the more they complained, the worse the past would seem. But by venting, people could start to resolve the past. By bitching and bitching and bitching, they could exhaust the drama of their own horror stories. Grow bored. Only then could they accept a new story for their lives. Move forward.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

  • #3
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “My candle burns at both ends;
    It will not last the night;
    But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
    It gives a lovely light!”
    Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles

  • #4
    Roald Dahl
    “The life of a writer is absolute hell compared to the life of a businessman. The writer has to force himself to work He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him...A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #5
    Suzanne Collins
    “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #6
    Roald Dahl
    “I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.”
    Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • #7
    Elbert Hubbard
    “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #8
    Lewis Carroll
    “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
    "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
    "I don't much care where –"
    "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #9
    Jack Kerouac
    “Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, "God, I love you" and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other." To the children and the innocent it's all the same.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #10
    “Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: For wither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.”
    Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

  • #11
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.”
    Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

  • #12
    Cassandra Clare
    “There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
    Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

  • #13
    Max Lucado
    “Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
    Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones

  • #14
    Edward Teller
    “When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”
    Edward Teller

  • #15
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

  • #16
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #17
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I drink to make other people more interesting.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #18
    Ernest Hemingway
    “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • #19
    William Faulkner
    “It is the writer's privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart.”
    William Faulkner

  • #20
    Pittacus Lore
    “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”
    Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

  • #21
    Maya Angelou
    “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
    Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

  • #22
    William Faulkner
    “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
    William Faulkner

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    William Faulkner
    “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
    William Faulkner

  • #25
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #26
    Christopher Morley
    “There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”
    Christopher Morley, Pipefuls

  • #27
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #28
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #29
    Lily Tomlin
    “The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.”
    Lily Tomlin

  • #30
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

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