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  • #1
    Milan Kundera
    “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
    Milan Kundera

  • #2
    Milan Kundera
    “In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

  • #3
    Gertrude Stein
    “It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.”
    Gertrude Stein

  • #4
    Gertrude Stein
    “You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place
    between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting...

    It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.”
    Gertrude Stein

  • #5
    James Thurber
    “You are all a lost generation," Gertrude Stein said to Hemingway. We weren't lost. We knew where we were, all right, but we wouldn't go home. Ours was the generation that stayed up all night.”
    James Thurber, Selected Letters
    tags: humor

  • #7
    Gertrude Stein
    “You look ridiculous if you dance
    You look ridiculous if you don't dance
    So you might as well
    dance.”
    Gertrude Stein, Three Lives

  • #8
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I drink to make other people more interesting.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #9
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    Jonathan Swift
    “May you live every day of your life.”
    Jonathan Swift

  • #12
    Abigail Van Buren
    “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
    Abigail Van Buren

  • #13
    Socrates
    “Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.”
    Socrates

  • #14
    C.S. Lewis
    “If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #15
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #19
    Oscar Wilde
    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #20
    George Bernard Shaw
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #23
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #24
    Woody Allen
    “There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.”
    Woody Allen, Annie Hall: Screenplay

  • #25
    Matt Groening
    “Of course I’ve gone mad with power! Have you ever tried going mad without power? It’s boring and no one listens to you!
    — Russ Cargill”
    Matt Groening

  • #26
    Albert Camus
    “You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”
    Albert Camus, The Fall

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.”
    Mark Twain, Notebook

  • #28
    Bertrand Russell
    “Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society

  • #29
    Albert Einstein
    “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #30
    Albert Einstein
    “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #31
    Albert Einstein
    “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
    Albert Einstein



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