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  • #1
    C.S. Lewis
    “Be not deceived, Wormwood, our cause is never more in jeopardy than when a human, no longer desiring but still intending to do our Enemy's will, looks round upon a universe in which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

  • #2
    John Green
    “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #3
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #4
    “Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life.”
    Helen Exley

  • #5
    Lewis Carroll
    “I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

  • #6
    Katherine Paterson
    “All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - that work I abhor - then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.”
    Katherine Paterson

  • #7
    Anaïs Nin
    “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #8
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #9
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #10
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    Mark Twain

  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
    Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

  • #13
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

  • #14
    William Shakespeare
    “Golden lads and girls all must as chimney sweepers come to dust.”
    William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #16
    Brené Brown
    “Don't try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.”
    Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

  • #17
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

  • #18
    William Shakespeare
    “Our doubts are traitors,
    and make us lose the good we oft might win,
    by fearing to attempt.”
    William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

  • #19
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • #20
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #22
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Never laugh at live dragons.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #23
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “You lack the requisite spine and testicular fortitude to study under me.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #24
    Joseph Conrad
    “Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
    Joseph Conrad, Chance

  • #27
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #29
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “I also felt guilty about the three pens I'd stolen, but only for a second. And since there was no convenient way to give them back, I stole a bottle of ink before I left.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #32
    Louise Erdrich
    “We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”
    Louise Erdrich, The Bingo Palace

  • #34
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #36
    Lewis Carroll
    “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #37
    Brené Brown
    “Even to me the issue of "stay small, sweet, quiet, and modest" sounds like an outdated problem, but the truth is that women still run into those demands whenever we find and use our voices.”
    Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead



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