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  • #1
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside. ”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #3
    Bertrand Russell
    “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #4
    C.S. Lewis
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #5
    Marcel Proust
    “If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time.”
    Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past Volumes 1-3 Box Set

  • #6
    Ralph Ellison
    “I was never more hated than when I tried to be honest. Or when, even as just now I've tried to articulate exactly what I felt to be the truth. No one was satisfied”
    Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

  • #7
    Ralph Ellison
    “Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.”
    Ralph Ellison

  • #8
    Ralph Ellison
    “The truth is the light and the light is the truth.”
    Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

  • #9
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #10
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You know, you’re a little complicated after all.”
    “Oh no,” she assured him hastily. “No, I’m not really - I’m just a - I’m just a whole lot of different simple people.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #13
    William Faulkner
    “Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar...”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #14
    Charles Dickens
    “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • #15
    Ayn Rand
    “You will follow me, if we are what we are, you and I, if we live, if the world exists, if you know the meaning of this moment and can't let it slip by, as others let it slip, into the senselessness of the unwilled and unreached.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #16
    Ayn Rand
    “Andrei, did you like the opera?"
    "Not particularly."
    "Andrei, do you see what you're missing?"
    "I don't think I do, Kira. It's all rather silly. And useless."
    "Can't you enjoy things that are useless, merely because they are beautiful?"
    "No. But I enjoyed it."
    "The music?"
    "No. The way you listened to it.”
    Ayn Rand, We the Living

  • #17
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #18
    J.D. Salinger
    “I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #19
    J.D. Salinger
    “All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #20
    Cornel West
    “You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people.”
    Cornel West

  • #21
    Cornel West
    “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
    Cornel West

  • #22
    Bill Watterson
    “People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #23
    Charles Bukowski
    “People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #24
    Charles Bukowski
    “Are you becoming what you've always hated?”
    Charles Bukowski, Hollywood

  • #25
    Charles Bukowski
    “Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else.”
    Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness

  • #26
    Charles Bukowski
    “a good book
    can make an almost
    impossible
    existence,
    liveable

    ( from 'the luck of the word' )”
    Charles Bukowski, Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

  • #27
    Charles Bukowski
    “The area dividing the brain and the soul
    Is affected in many ways by experience --
    Some lose all mind and become soul:
    insane.
    Some lose all soul and become mind:
    intellectual.
    Some lose both and become:
    accepted.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #28
    Charles Bukowski
    “You can’t beat death but
    you can beat death in life, sometimes.
    and the more often you learn to do it,
    the more light there will be.
    your life is your life.
    know it while you have it.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #29
    Charles Bukowski
    “The less I needed, the better I felt.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #30
    Charles Bukowski
    “there is moss on the walls
    and the stain of thought and failure and
    waiting”
    Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

  • #31
    Charles Bukowski
    “Why do you insist upon destroying yourself?”
    Charles Bukowski, Hollywood



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