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    Terry Pratchett
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Jingo

  • #2
    Terry Pratchett
    “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
    Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

  • #3
    Terry Pratchett
    “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #5
    Henry Adams
    “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
    Henry Adams

  • #6
    Gail Carson Levine
    “A library is infinity under a roof.”
    Gail Carson Levine

  • #7
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  • #8
    H.G. Wells
    “The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.”
    H.G. Wells

  • #9
    Shelby Foote
    “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”
    Shelby Foote

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Sylvia Plath
    “Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #12
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #13
    Samuel Butler
    “Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.”
    Samuel Butler

  • #14
    Susan Sontag
    “To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time.”
    Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

  • #15
    Samuel Lover
    “Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.”
    Samuel Lover, Rory O'More

  • #16
    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
    “A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.”
    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Rashomon and Other Stories

  • #17
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #18
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

  • #19
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

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    Edward Albee
    “What I mean by an educated taste is someone who has the same tastes that I have.”
    Edward Albee

  • #21
    Richard Hughes
    “Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.”
    Richard Hughes

  • #22
    Anthony Trollope
    “A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”
    Anthony Trollope

  • #23
    Terry Pratchett
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

  • #24
    Terry Pratchett
    “Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.”
    Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

  • #25
    Dodie Smith
    “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”
    Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

  • #26
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

  • #27
    Amy Sedaris
    “I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”
    Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

  • #28
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #29
    S.E. Hinton
    “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
    S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

  • #30
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

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