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  • #1
    Lemony Snicket
    “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #2
    Lemony Snicket
    “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #3
    Lemony Snicket
    “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

  • #4
    Lemony Snicket
    “It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

  • #5
    Lemony Snicket
    “It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

  • #6
    Lemony Snicket
    “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #7
    Lemony Snicket
    “Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

  • #8
    Lemony Snicket
    “No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don't read is often as important as what you do read.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #9
    Lemony Snicket
    “...you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

  • #10
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #11
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #12
    Marianne Williamson
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

  • #13
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
    Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

  • #14
    Robert Fulghum
    “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
    Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things

  • #15
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #16
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #17
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #18
    Pablo Picasso
    “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
    Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: Metamorphoses of the Human Form : Graphic Works, 1895-1972

  • #19
    “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
    John Anster, The First Part of Goethe's Faust

  • #20
    Gautama Buddha
    “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
    Gautama Buddha

  • #21
    Joseph Conrad
    “My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.”
    Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

  • #22
    Robert M. Pirsig
    “The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
    Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

  • #23
    Albert Einstein
    “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #24
    Pablo Picasso
    “Everything you can imagine is real.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

  • #26
    Terry Pratchett
    “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #27
    Saul Bellow
    “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
    Saul Bellow

  • #28
    Gloria Steinem
    “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
    Gloria Steinem

  • #29
    Carl Sagan
    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #30
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “It might be a good idea if, like the White Queen, we practiced believing six impossible things every morning before breakfast, for we are called on to believe what to many people is impossible. Instead of rejoicing in this glorious "impossible" which gives meaning and dignity to our lives, we try to domesticate God, to make his might actions comprehensible to our finite minds.”
    Madeleine L'Engle



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