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  • #1
    Erin Morgenstern
    “The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones.”
    Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

  • #2
    Nick Hornby
    “If you really wanted to mess me up, you should have got to me earlier.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #3
    Nick Hornby
    “What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"- Rob”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #4
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “It is said that the Messiah will come at the end of the world." "But it was not the end of the world," Grandfather said. "It was. He just did not come." "Why did he not come?" "This was the lesson we learned from everything that happened - there is no God. It took all of the hidden faces for Him to prove this to us." "What if it was a challenge of your faith?" I said. "I could not believe in a God that would challenge faith like this." "What if it was not in his power?" "I could not believe in a God that could not stop what happened." "What if it was man and not God that did all of this?" "I do not believe in man, either.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #5
    Pablo Neruda
    “I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
    Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
    Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
    I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

    I hunger for your sleek laugh,
    your hands the color of a savage harvest,
    hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
    I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

    I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
    the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
    I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

    and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
    hunting for you, for your hot heart,
    Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #6
    Haruki Murakami
    “I wasn't in love with her. And she didn't love me. For me the question of love was irrelevant. What I sought was the sense of being tossed about by some raging, savage force, in the midst of which lay something absolutely crucial. I had no idea what that was. But I wanted to thrust my hand right inside her body and touch it, whatever it was.”
    Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
    tags: lust, sex

  • #7
    Charles Dickens
    “I am what you designed me to be.I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    John Ajvide Lindqvist
    “That's what love looks like. It can happen. Two people can find one another, and then work together to sustain that amorphous, incomprehensible third party that has arisen between them. Love becomes an entity unto itself; the thing that determines how life is to be lived.”
    John Ajvide Lindqvist, Harbor

  • #10
    Howard Zinn
    “Emma Willard told the legislature that the education of women "has been too exclusively directed to fit them for displaying to advantage the charms of youth and beauty" The problem, she said, was that "the taste of men, whatever it might happen to be, has made into a standard for the formation of the female character." Reason and religion teach us, she said, that "we too are primary existences...not the satellites of men.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #11
    Thomas Harris
    “He held it at arm's length, through the bars, his forefinger along the spine. She reached across the barrier and took it. For an instant the tip of her forefinger touched Dr. Lecter's. The touch crackled in his eyes. "Thank you, Clarice." "Thank you, Dr. Lecter." And that is how he remained in Starling's mind. Caught in the instant when he did not mock. Standing in his white cell, arched like a dancer, his hands clasped in front of him and his head slightly to the side.”
    Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

  • #12
    Donna Tartt
    “Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”
    Donna Tartt, The Secret History

  • #13
    Hilary Mantel
    “He thinks, I remembered you, Thomas More, but you didn't remember me. You never even saw me coming.”
    Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall



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