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  • #1
    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
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #3
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #5
    Ray Bradbury
    “Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I'm one of them.”
    Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

  • #6
    Natalie Goldberg
    “Anything we fully do is an alone journey.”
    Natalie Goldberg

  • #7
    Stephen Colbert
    “Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes'.”
    Stephen Colbert

  • #8
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #9
    T.S. Eliot
    “April is the cruelest month, breeding
    lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    memory and desire, stirring
    dull roots with spring rain.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

  • #10
    T.S. Eliot
    “There will be time, there will be time
    To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #11
    T.S. Eliot
    “Do I dare
    Disturb the universe?
    In a minute there is time
    For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #12
    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

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #14
    Herman Melville
    “It is not down on any map; true places never are.”
    Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

  • #15
    James Joyce
    “It soared, a bird, it held its flight, a swift pure cry, soar silver orb it leaped serene, speeding, sustained, to come, don't spin it out too long long breath he breath long life, soaring high, high resplendent, aflame, crowned, high in the effulgence symbolistic, high, of the ethereal bosom, high, of the high vast irradiation everywhere all soaring all around about the all, the endlessnessnessness...”
    James Joyce, Ulysses

  • #16
    Sylvia Plath
    “What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #17
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #18
    Ernest Hemingway
    “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #19
    William Shakespeare
    “So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies.”
    William Shakespeare

  • #20
    Margaret Atwood
    “Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #21
    Paul Klee
    “Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.”
    Paul Klee
    tags: art

  • #22
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #23
    Neil Gaiman
    “Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #24
    Aldous Huxley
    “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling...”
    Aldous Huxley, Island

  • #25
    Virginia Woolf
    “For there she was.”
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

  • #26
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #27
    Emily Dickinson
    “I'm nobody! Who are you?
    Are you nobody, too?
    Then there ’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
    They ’d banish us, you know.

    How dreary to be somebody!
    How public, like a frog
    To tell your name the livelong day
    To an admiring bog!”
    Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems

  • #28
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Hell is—other people!”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

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