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  • #1
    Charlie Brooker
    “Women - why aren't you running the world yet? Frankly I'm disappointed in you. Men are still far too dominant for their own good, and consequently we've made a testosterone-sodden pig's ear of just about everything: politics, the economy, religion, the environment ... you name it, it's in a gigantic man-wrought mess.”
    Charlie Brooker

  • #2
    Albert Camus
    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    Albert Camus

  • #3
    George R.R. Martin
    “Foes and false friends are all around me, Lord Davos. They infest my city like roaches, and at night I feel them crawling over me.” The fat man’s fingers coiled into a fist, and all his chins trembled. “My son Wendel came to the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder’s bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with his friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables. I drink with Jared, jape with Symond, promise Rhaegar the hand of my own beloved granddaughter…but never think that means I have forgotten. The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done. My son is home.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

  • #4
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #5
    José Saramago
    “Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”
    José Saramago, Blindness

  • #6
    Harlan Ellison
    “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
    Harlan Ellison

  • #7
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #8
    Marie Antoinette
    “There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”
    Marie Antoinette

  • #9
    Leo Tolstoy
    “The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

  • #10
    Charles Bukowski
    “We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #11
    Charles Bukowski
    “If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
    Charles Bukowski, Factotum

  • #12
    Charles Bukowski
    “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #13
    Charles Bukowski
    “Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #14
    John Steinbeck
    “And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #15
    Charles Dickens
    “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • #16
    Charles Dickens
    “So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • #17
    Charles Dickens
    “I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • #18
    Terry Pratchett
    “If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.”
    Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    Virginia Woolf
    “Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semitransparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #21
    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

  • #22
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #23
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #24
    Winston S. Churchill
    “We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”
    Winston S. Churchill, Alone: The Second World War (Condensed) Series, Book 2

  • #25
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “It's no use crying over spilt milk, because all of the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

  • #26
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #27
    Margaret Atwood
    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #28
    Margaret Atwood
    “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
    Margaret Atwood

  • #29
    Sebastian Faulks
    “The men loved jokes, though they had heard each one before. Jack's manner was persuasive; few of them had seen the old stories so well delivered. Jack himeself laughed a little, but he was able to see the effect his performance had on his audience. The noise of their laughter roared like the sea in his ears. He wanted it louder and louder; he wanted them to drown out the war with their laughter. If the could should loud enough, they might bring the world back to its senses; they might laugh loud enough to raise the dead.”
    Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong

  • #30
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas



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