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    Ernest Hemingway
    “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #2
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
    Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
    Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
    tags: love

  • #3
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #4
    William Faulkner
    “My mother is a fish.”
    William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

  • #5
    William Faulkner
    “...I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #6
    William Faulkner
    “You can't beat women anyhow and that if you are wise or dislike trouble and uproar you don't even try to.”
    William Faulkner

  • #7
    William Faulkner
    “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
    William Faulkner

  • #8
    William Faulkner
    “It's not when you realise that nothing can help you - religion, pride, anything - it's when you realise that you don't need any aid.”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
    tags: help

  • #9
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The first draft of anything is shit.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #11
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.”
    Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • #12
    Ernest Hemingway
    “He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is probably only insomnia. Many must have it.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place

  • #13
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place

  • #14
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The two waiters inside the cafe knew that theo ld man was a little drunk, and while he was a good client they knew that if he became too drunk he would leave without paying, so they kept watch on him.
    Last week he tried to commit suicide," one waiter said.
    Why?"
    He was in despair."
    What about?"
    Nothing."
    How do you know it was nothing."
    He has plenty of money.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place

  • #15
    Frederick Douglass
    “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
    Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings

  • #16
    Frederick Douglass
    “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”
    Frederick Douglass

  • #17
    T.S. Eliot
    “This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #18
    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

  • #19
    T.S. Eliot
    “For I have known them all already, known them all—
    Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Others
    tags: life

  • #20
    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

  • #21
    T.S. Eliot
    “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #22
    William Faulkner
    “In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep, you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I don't know what I am. I don't know if I am or not. Jewel knows he is, because he does not know that he does not know whether he is or not. He cannot empty himself for sleep because he is not what he is and he is what he is not. Beyond the unlamped wall I can hear the rain shaping the wagon that is ours, the load that is no longer theirs that felled and sawed it nor yet theirs that bought it and which is not ours either, lie on our wagon though it does, since only the wind and the rain shape it only to Jewel and me, that are not asleep. And since sleep is is-not and rain and wind are was, it is not. Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be. And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren must be. And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room. And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is.

    How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”
    William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

  • #23
    William Faulkner
    “...the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.”
    William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

  • #24
    William Faulkner
    “History is not was, it is.”
    William Faulkner

  • #25
    Pat Barker
    “Sometimes, in the trenches, you get the sense of something, ancient. One trench we held, it had skulls in the side, embedded, like mushrooms. It was actually easier to believe they were men from Marlborough's army, than to think they'd been alive a year ago. It was as if all the other wars had distilled themselves into this war, and that made it something you almost can't challenge. It's like a very deep voice, saying; 'Run along, little man, be glad you've survived”
    Pat Barker, Regeneration

  • #26
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #27
    Leo Tolstoy
    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #28
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #29
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #30
    Leo Tolstoy
    “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina



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