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  • #1
    Patricia A. McKillip
    “The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.”
    Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head

  • #2
    Terry Pratchett
    “It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. "Have you thought of going into teaching?”
    Terry Pratchett, Mort

  • #3
    George Carlin
    “If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
    George Carlin

  • #4
    Mary Kay Ash
    “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
    Mary Kay Ash

  • #5
    Susan Sontag
    “Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
    Susan Sontag

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince & Other Stories

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
    Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    “W białym płaszczu z podbiciem koloru krwawnika posuwistym krokiem kawalerzysty wczesnym rankiem czternastego dnia wiosennego miesiąca nisan pod krytą kolumnadę łączącą oba skrzydła pałacu Heroda Wielkiego wyszedł procurator Judei Poncjusz Piłat.”
    Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

  • #12
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    “Idzie o to, że człowiek, który w głębi siebie nie kryje niespodzianki, z reguły nie bywa interesujący.”
    Mikhail Bulgakov

  • #13
    George Carlin
    “We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake.”
    George Carlin

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Charles Baudelaire
    “One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
    Charles Baudelaire

  • #16
    Victor Hugo
    “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
    Victor Hugo, Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare

  • #17
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #18
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #19
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop.”
    Alfred Hitchcock

  • #20
    T.H. White
    “We find that at present the human race is divided into one wise man, nine knaves, and ninety fools out of every hundred. That is, by an optimistic observer. The nine knaves assemble themselves under the banner of the most knavish among them, and become 'politicians'; the wise man stands out, because he knows himself to be hopelessly outnumbered, and devotes himself to poetry, mathematics, or philosophy; while the ninety fools plod off under the banners of the nine villains, according to fancy, into the labyrinths of chicanery, malice and warfare. It is pleasant to have command, observes Sancho Panza, even over a flock of sheep, and that is why the politicians raise their banners. It is, moreover, the same thing for the sheep whatever the banner. If it is democracy, then the nine knaves will become members of parliament; if fascism, they will become party leaders; if communism, commissars. Nothing will be different, except the name. The fools will be still fools, the knaves still leaders, the results still exploitation. As for the wise man, his lot will be much the same under any ideology. Under democracy he will be encouraged to starve to death in a garret, under fascism he will be put in a concentration camp, under communism he will be liquidated.”
    T.H. White, The Book of Merlyn: The Unpublished Conclusion to The Once & Future King

  • #21
    T.H. White
    “Do you think that they, with their Battles, Famine, Black Death and Serfdom, were less enlightened than we are, with our Wars, Blockade, Influenza, and Conscription.”
    T.H. White, The Candle in the Wind

  • #22
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #23
    Chris Cleave
    “On the girl's brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and the moons on your dress? I thought that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
    Chris Cleave, Little Bee

  • #24
    Neil Gaiman
    “It's like you said the other day," said Adam. "You grow up readin' about pirates and cowboys and spacemen and stuff, and jus' when you think the world's full of amazin' things, they tell you it's really all dead whales and chopped-down forests and nucular waste hangin' about for millions of years. 'Snot worth growin' up for, if you ask my opinion.”
    Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    Mark Twain



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