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  • #1
    Emily Brontë
    “He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


  • #2
    Elizabeth Chandler
    “When you love someone, its never over. You move on, because you have to but you take them with you in your heart”
    Elizabeth Chandler, Kissed by an Angel
    tags: love


  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen


  • #4
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey


  • #5
    Jane Austen
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
    Jane Austen, Sense And Sensibility


  • #6
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


  • #7
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Her coming was my hope each day,
    Her parting was my pain;
    The chance that did her steps delay
    Was ice in every vein.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


  • #8
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges


  • #9
    Agatha Christie
    “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
    Agatha Christie, An Autobiography


  • #10
    Louisa May Alcott
    “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience


  • #11
    Garth Stein
    “The sun rises every day. What is to love? Lock the sun in a box. Force the sun to overcome adversity in order to rise. Then we will cheer! I will often admire beautiful sunrise, but I will never consider the sun a champion for having risen.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • #12
    Garth Stein
    “That which we manifest is before us.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • #13
    Garth Stein
    “That which is around me does not affect my mood; my mood affects that which is around me.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • #14
    Garth Stein
    “He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it came to do, learned what it came to learn, and then was free to leave.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • #15
    Garth Stein
    “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • #16
    Garth Stein
    “Here's why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot talk, so I listen very well. I never deflect the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another's conversations constantly. It's like being a passenger in your car who suddenly grabs the steering wheel and turns you down a side street. For instance, if we met at a party and I wanted to tell you a story about the time I needed to get a soccer ball in my neighbor's yard but his dog chased me and I had to jump into a swimming pool to escape, and I began telling the story, you, hearing the words "soccer" and "neighbor" in the same sentence, might interrupt and mention that your childhood neighbor was Pele, the famous soccer player, and I might be courteous and say, Didn't he play for the Cosmos of New York? Did you grow up in New York? And you might reply that, no, you grew up in Brazil on the streets of Tres Coracoes with Pele, and I might say, I thought you were from Tennessee, and you might say not originally, and then go on to outline your genealogy at length. So my initial conversational gambit - that I had a funny story about being chased by my neighbor's dog - would be totally lost, and only because you had to tell me all about Pele. Learn to listen! I beg of you. Pretend you are a dog like me and listen to other people rather than steal their stories.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • #17
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #18
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #19
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I would die for you. But I won't live for you.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #20
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #21
    Stephen Chbosky
    “So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #22
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #23
    Stephen Chbosky
    “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #24
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Enjoy it. Because it's happening.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #25
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Chops"
    because that was the name of his dog

    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and a gold star
    And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
    and read it to his aunts
    That was the year Father Tracy
    took all the kids to the zoo

    And he let them sing on the bus
    And his little sister was born
    with tiny toenails and no hair
    And his mother and father kissed a lot
    And the girl around the corner sent him a
    Valentine signed with a row of X's

    and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
    And his father always tucked him in bed at night
    And was always there to do it

    Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Autumn"

    because that was the name of the season
    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and asked him to write more clearly
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because of its new paint

    And the kids told him
    that Father Tracy smoked cigars
    And left butts on the pews
    And sometimes they would burn holes
    That was the year his sister got glasses
    with thick lenses and black frames
    And the girl around the corner laughed

    when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
    And the kids told him why
    his mother and father kissed a lot
    And his father never tucked him in bed at night
    And his father got mad
    when he cried for him to do it.


    Once on a paper torn from his notebook
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Innocence: A Question"
    because that was the question about his girl
    And that's what it was all about
    And his professor gave him an A

    and a strange steady look
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because he never showed her
    That was the year that Father Tracy died
    And he forgot how the end
    of the Apostle's Creed went

    And he caught his sister
    making out on the back porch
    And his mother and father never kissed
    or even talked
    And the girl around the corner
    wore too much makeup
    That made him cough when he kissed her

    but he kissed her anyway
    because that was the thing to do
    And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
    his father snoring soundly

    That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
    he tried another poem

    And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
    Because that's what it was really all about
    And he gave himself an A
    and a slash on each damned wrist
    And he hung it on the bathroom door
    because this time he didn't think

    he could reach the kitchen.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #26
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Standing on the fringes of life... offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #27
    Stephen Chbosky
    “It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  • #28
    Michael Crichton
    “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
    Michael Crichton


  • #29
    Michael Crichton
    “It's better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.”
    Michael Crichton


  • #30
    Michael Crichton
    “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs.' The reason is that beliefs guide behavior which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.”
    Michael Crichton, The Lost World




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