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  • #1
    William Shakespeare
    Sonnet 29

    When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
    I all alone beweep my outcast state
    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
    Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
    Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
    With what I most enjoy contented least;
    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
    Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
    Like to the lark at break of day arising
    From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
    For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.”
    William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • #2
    Aristotle
    “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
    Aristotle

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #4
    Robert G. Ingersoll
    “This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.”
    Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

  • #5
    Napoléon Bonaparte
    “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • #6
    H.L. Mencken
    “We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.”
    H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

  • #7
    Stella Adler
    “life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one”
    Stella Adler

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    Tennessee Williams
    “All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.”
    Tennessee Williams

  • #10
    Tennessee Williams
    “You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.”
    Tennessee Williams

  • #11
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • #12
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

  • #13
    Tennessee Williams
    “The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
    Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

  • #14
    Tennessee Williams
    “Mendacity is a system that we live in," declares Brick. "Liquor is one way out an'death's the other.”
    Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • #15
    Pablo Neruda
    “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
    Pablo Neruda, Love: Ten Poems

  • #16
    Tennessee Williams
    “What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?—I wish I knew... Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can...”
    Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • #17
    Eugene O'Neill
    “It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must be a little in love with death!”
    Eugene O'Neill

  • #18
    Eugene O'Neill
    “I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”
    Eugene O'Neill

  • #19
    Tennessee Williams
    “I didn't go to the moon, I went much further—for time is the longest distance between two places”
    Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

  • #20
    Eugene O'Neill
    “Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.”
    Eugene O'Neill

  • #21
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #22
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
    is that the sentimental person thinks things will last--the romantic
    person has a desperate confidence that they won't.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #23
    Pablo Neruda
    “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #24
    Tennessee Williams
    “Time is the longest distance between two places.”
    Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

  • #25
    John Steinbeck
    “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
    John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

  • #26
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #27
    Evelyn Waugh
    “If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper...”
    Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

  • #28
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #29
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #30
    Tom Stoppard
    “Words... They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good any more... I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you're dead.”
    Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing: A Play



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