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    James     Baldwin
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
    James Baldwin

  • #2
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #4
    Ann Patchett
    “Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”
    Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

  • #5
    Ira Gershwin
    “The way you wear your hat,
    The way you sip your tea,
    The mem'ry of all that --
    No, no! They can't take that away from me!”
    Ira Gershwin

  • #6
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
    Mortimer J. Adler

  • #9
    Anne Rice
    “Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
    Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

  • #10
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

  • #11
    Jasper Fforde
    “After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.”
    Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

  • #12
    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

  • #13
    Steve Martin
    “Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.”
    Steve Martin

  • #14
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #15
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #16
    Judith Viorst
    “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.”
    Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

  • #17
    Fran Lebowitz
    “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
    Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

  • #18
    Charles Lamb
    “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
    Charles Lamb, The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

  • #19
    Jane Yolen
    “Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
    Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

  • #20
    Jules Renard
    “The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.”
    Jules Renard, The Journal of Jules Renard

  • #21
    Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to
    “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
    George Sand

  • #22
    André Breton
    “My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
    André Breton, What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

  • #23
    Richard Wilbur
    “What is the opposite of two?
    A lonely me, a lonely you.”
    Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

  • #24
    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

  • #25
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #26
    Shannon Dermott
    “He was too gorgeous for words and worst yet he knew it.”
    Shannon Dermott, Beg for Mercy

  • #27
    Shannon Dermott
    “Your the kind of girl a guy can fall for," he said then paused before speaking again. "And you of all people know that love is not possible for people like you and me.”
    Shannon Dermott, Beg for Mercy

  • #28
    Edmond Rostand
    “A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear.”
    Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

  • #29
    Flannery O'Connor
    “I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
    Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

  • #30
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #31
    Mae West
    “There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
    Mae West

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