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  • #1
    Elie Wiesel
    “Think higher, feel deeper.”
    Elie Wiesel


  • #2
    Elie Wiesel
    “Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning. The tragedy of man is that he doesn't know how to distinguish between day and night. He says things at night that should only be said by day.”
    Elie Wiesel, Dawn


  • #3
    Philip Pullman
    “I'll be looking for you, Will, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we'll cling together so tight that nothing and no one'll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you... We'll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams... And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they wont' just be able to take one, they'll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we'll be joined so tight...”
    Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass


  • #4
    Woody Allen
    “It's very hard to keep your spirits up. You've got to keep selling yourself a bill of goods, and some people are better at lying to themselves than others. If you face reality too much, it kills you.... you've got to find an answer to the question: Why go on?”
    Woody Allen


  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly -- all these make for great stories.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #6
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Rant


  • #7
    Mark Oliver Everett
    “Maybe I don't like people as much as the rest of the world seems to...But occasionally, people will pleasantly surprise me and I'll fall in love with them, so go figure.”
    Mark Oliver Everett, Things The Grandchildren Should Know


  • #8
    Elie Wiesel
    “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
    Elie Wiesel


  • #9
    Elie Wiesel
    “Suffering pulls us farther away from other human beings. It builds a wall made of cries and contempt to separate us.”
    Elie Wiesel, Day


  • #10
    Elie Wiesel
    “Man prefers to blame himself for all possible sins and crimes rather than come to the conclusion that God is capable of the most flagrant injustice. I still blush every time I think of the way God makes fun of human beings, his favorite toys.”
    Elie Wiesel, Day


  • #11
    Elie Wiesel
    “The sky is so close to the sea that it is difficult to tell which is reflected in the other, which one needs the other, which one is dominating the other.”
    Elie Wiesel, Day


  • #12
    Elie Wiesel
    “I believe in God--in spite of God! I believe in Mankind--in spite of Mankind! I believe in the Future--in spite of the Past!”
    Elie Wiesel


  • #13
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
    Søren Kierkegaard


  • #14
    Elie Wiesel
    “Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”
    Elie Wiesel, Night


  • #15
    George Carlin
    “No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group. Planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood improvement committee; I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.”
    George Carlin, Brain Droppings


  • #16
    George Carlin
    “I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.”
    George Carlin


  • #17
    George Carlin
    “People are wonderful. I love individuals. I hate groups of people. I hate a group of people with a 'common purpose'. 'Cause pretty soon they have little hats. And armbands. And fight songs. And a list of people they're going to visit at 3am. So, I dislike and despise groups of people but I love individuals. Every person you look at; you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.”
    George Carlin


  • #18
    George Carlin
    “Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”
    George Carlin


  • #19
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard


  • #20
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or, Part I


  • #21
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “How did I get into the world? Why was I not asked about it and why was I not informed of the rules and regulations but just thrust into the ranks as if I had been bought by a peddling shanghaier of human beings? How did I get involved in this big enterprise called actuality? Why should I be involved? Isn't it a matter of choice? And if I am compelled to be involved, where is the manager—I have something to say about this. Is there no manager? To whom shall I make my complaint?”
    Søren Kierkegaard


  • #22
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Where am I? Who am I?
    How did I come to be here?
    What is this thing called the world?
    How did I come into the world?
    Why was I not consulted?
    And If I am compelled to take part in it, where is the director?
    I want to see him.”
    Søren Kierkegaard
    tags: life


  • #23
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”
    Søren Kierkegaard


  • #24
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The present state of the world and the whole of life is diseased. If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I should reply, 'Create silence'.”
    Søren Kierkegaard


  • #25
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle.”
    Søren Kierkegaard


  • #26
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “What is talkativeness? It is the result of doing away with the vital distinction between talking and keeping silent. Only some one who knows how to remain essentially silent can really talk--and act essentially. Silence is the essence of inwardness, of the inner life. Mere gossip anticipates real talk, and to express what is still in thought weakens action by forestalling it. But some one who can really talk, because he knows how to remain silent, will not talk about a variety of things but about one thing only, and he will know when to talk and when to remain silent. Where mere scope is concerned, talkativeness wins the day, it jabbers on incessantly about everything and nothing...In a passionate age great events (for they correspond to each other) give people something to talk about. And when the event is over, and silence follows, there is still something to remember and to think about while one remains silent. But talkativeness is afraid of the silence which reveals its emptiness.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Present Age


  • #27
    Daniel Keyes
    “I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”
    Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon


  • #28
    Daniel Keyes
    “Now I understand that one of the important reasons for going to college and getting an education is to learn that the things you've believed in all your life aren't true, and that nothing is what it appears to be.”
    Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon


  • #29
    Daniel Keyes
    “That's the thing about human life--there is no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed.”
    Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon


  • #30
    Daniel Keyes
    “Why am I always looking at life through a window?”
    Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon




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