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  • #1
    John Lennon
    “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
    John Lennon

  • #2
    Pearl S. Buck
    “Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.”
    Pearl S. Buck
    tags: love

  • #3
    Jerome K. Jerome
    “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
    Jerome K. Jerome

  • #4
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #5
    William Shakespeare
    “If music be the food of love, play on,
    Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
    The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “The heart was made to be broken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    Robert Frost
    “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
    Robert Frost

  • #9
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #10
    Pablo Picasso
    “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: art

  • #12
    Michelangelo Buonarroti
    “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
    Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • #13
    Virginia Woolf
    “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #14
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #15
    Fernando Pessoa
    “Não sou nada.
    Nunca serei nada.
    Não posso querer ser nada.
    À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.”
    Fernando Pessoa

  • #16
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #17
    Anaïs Nin
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #18
    Anaïs Nin
    “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #19
    Anaïs Nin
    “Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #20
    Anaïs Nin
    “Question: I am interested in so many things, and I have a terrible fear because my mother keeps telling me that I'm just going to be exploring the rest of my life and never get anything done. But I find it really hard to set my ways and say, "Well, do I want to do this, or should I try to exploit that, or should I escape and completely do one thing?"

    Anaïs Nin: One word I would banish from the dictionary is 'escape.' Just banish that and you'll be fine. Because that word has been misused regarding anybody who wanted to move away from a certain spot and wanted to grow. He was an escapist. You know if you forget that word you will have a much easier time. Also you're in the prime, the beginning of your life; you should experiment with everything, try everything.... We are taught all these dichotomies, and I only learned later that they could work in harmony. We have created false dichotomies; we create false ambivalences, and very painful one's sometimes -the feeling that we have to choose. But I think at one point we finally realize, sometimes subconsciously, whether or not we are really fitted for what we try and if it's what we want to do.

    You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you're not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn't a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #21
    David Mitchell
    “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

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

  • #23
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #24
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe

  • #25
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Little by little, one travels far”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #26
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

  • #27
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

  • #28
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “No Victory Without Suffering”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #29
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

  • #30
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism: The Essays



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