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    Oscar Wilde
    “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #2
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #3
    “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
    Paul Terry

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    “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
    Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
    Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
    Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
    Who has left the world better than he found it,
    Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
    Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
    Whose life was an inspiration;
    Whose memory a benediction.”
    Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #7
    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

  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    Albert Einstein
    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #10
    Herbert Bayard Swope
    “I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
    Herbert Bayard Swope

  • #11
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #12
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Jingo

  • #14
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #15
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #16
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #17
    Jack London
    “Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.”
    Jack London

  • #18
    Graham Greene
    “The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”
    Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

  • #19
    Virginia Woolf
    “Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #20
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

  • #21
    Coco Chanel
    “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
    Coco Chanel

  • #22
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
    Jalaluddin Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

  • #23
    André Gide
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    André Gide, Autumn Leaves

  • #24
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
    François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

  • #25
    Ian McEwan
    “There was, in my view, an unwritten contract with the reader that the writer must honour. No single element of an imagined world or any of its characters should be allowed to dissolve on an authorial whim. The invented had to be as solid and as self-consistent as the actual. This was a contract founded on mutual trust.”
    Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth

  • #26
    Margaret Atwood
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #27
    Aldous Huxley
    “But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #28
    Jasper Fforde
    “If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.”
    Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

  • #29
    Aldous Huxley
    “There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #30
    Aldous Huxley
    “...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World



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