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  • #1
    Graham Greene
    “But my love had no intentions: it knew the future. All one could do was try to make the future less hard, to break the future gently when it came.”
    Graham Greene

  • #2
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #3
    Bob Marley
    “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
    Bob Marley

  • #4
    Sylvia Plath
    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #6
    John Steinbeck
    “I shall tell them this story against the background of the county I grew up in and along the river I know and do not love very much. For I have discovered that there are other rivers.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #7
    Franz Kafka
    “A First Sign of the Beginning of Understanding is the Wish to Die.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #8
    Sylvia Plath
    “I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #9
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #10
    Charles Bukowski
    “Do you hate people?”

    “I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
    Charles Bukowski, Barfly

  • #11
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #12
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Youth is wasted on the young.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #13
    Haruki Murakami
    “here she is, all mine, trying her best to give me all she can. How could I ever hurt her? But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.”
    Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

  • #14
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

  • #15
    John Waters
    “If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!”
    John Waters

  • #16
    S.E. Hinton
    “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
    S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

  • #17
    Eudora Welty
    “It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them -- with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. Still illiterate, I was ready for them, committed to all the reading I could give them ...”
    Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

  • #18
    Ayn Rand
    “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #19
    Ayn Rand
    “Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #20
    Ayn Rand
    “Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #21
    Ayn Rand
    “Who is John Galt?”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #22
    Ayn Rand
    “In this world, either you're virtuous or you enjoy yourself. Not both, lady, not both.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #23
    Ayn Rand
    “It is not advisable to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #24
    Ayn Rand
    “But you see, the measure of hell you're able to endure is the measure of your love.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #25
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #26
    Charles Bukowski
    “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #27
    Charles Bukowski
    “A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.”
    Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

  • #28
    John Milton
    “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
    John Milton, Paradise Lost

  • #29
    “The eyes are the nipples of the face”
    Anna Faris

  • #30
    Jeff VanderMeer
    “Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective—even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth.”
    Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

  • #31
    Ernest Cline
    “She grinned. "Don't you want to build a huge interstellar spaceship, load it full of videogames, junk food, and comfy couches, and then get the hell out of here?" "I'm up for that, too," I said. "if it means I get to spend the rest of my life with you.”
    Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

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