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  • #1
    Gosho Aoyama
    “one truth prevails”
    Gosho Aoyama


  • #2
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    Albert Schweitzer


  • #3
    Rumiko Takahashi
    “Helloooo? I just made some changes in my life, and if I don't get back to you as soon as possible, then guess what? You were one of those changes.”
    Rumiko Takahashi


  • #4
    Janet Evanovich
    “Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.”
    Janet Evanovich


  • #5
    Lauren Weisberger
    “Leigh did what any sane female faced with such an e-mail would do: deleted it to resist the temptation of replying, cleared her trash to resist the temptation of recalling it, and then called tech support to restore all her recently deleted e-mails. (Chasing Harry Winston)”
    Lauren Weisberger


  • #6
    Lemony Snicket
    “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
    Lemony Snicket


  • #7
    Jane Goodall
    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
    Jane Goodall


  • #8
    Rita Mae Brown
    “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
    Rita Mae Brown


  • #9
    George R.R. Martin
    “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


  • #10
    George R.R. Martin
    “The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake.

    Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

    We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

    They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.”
    George R.R. Martin


  • #11
    George R.R. Martin
    “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


  • #12
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers


  • #13
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go


  • #14
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey


  • #15
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen


  • #16
    Charles Dickens
    “It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


  • #17
    Alfred Tennyson
    “Hope
    Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
    Whispering 'it will be happier'...”
    Alfred Tennyson


  • #18
    Anne Rice
    “Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
    Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire


  • #19
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    “She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”
    Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings


  • #20
    Steve Martin
    “Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.”
    Steve Martin


  • #21
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
    Marilyn Monroe


  • #22
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.”
    Ellen DeGeneres, The Funny Thing Is...


  • #23
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


  • #24
    Ezra Pound
    “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
    Ezra Pound


  • #25
    Thomas Merton
    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
    tags: art


  • #26
    Langston Hughes
    “Life is for the living.
    Death is for the dead.
    Let life be like music.
    And death a note unsaid.”
    Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems


  • #27
    Judith Viorst
    “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.”
    Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc


  • #28
    Fran Lebowitz
    “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
    Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader


  • #29
    Erma Bombeck
    “When God Created Mothers"

    When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

    And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands."

    The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way."

    It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."

    That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded.

    One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word."

    God," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "Get some rest tomorrow...."

    I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower."

    The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.

    But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure."

    Can it think?"

    Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator.

    Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.

    There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model."

    It's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear."

    What's it for?"

    It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride."

    You are a genius, " said the angel.

    Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.”
    Erma Bombeck, When God Created Mothers


  • #30
    Bertolt Brecht
    “Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”
    Bertolt Brecht




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