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  • #1
    William Shakespeare
    “Cowards die many times before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it will come.”
    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar


  • #2
    William Shakespeare
    “Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar


  • #3
    Lemony Snicket
    “Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters


  • #4
    Lemony Snicket
    “I will love you as the iceberg loves the ship, and the passengers love the lifeboat and the lifeboat loves the teeth of the sperm whale, and the sperm whale loves the flavor of naval uniforms.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters


  • #5
    Lemony Snicket
    “Everything. A letter may be coded, and a word may be coded. A theatrical performance may be coded, and a sonnet may be coded, and there are times when it seems the entire world is in code. Some believe that the world can be decoded by performing research in a library. Others believe that the world can be decoded by reading a newspaper. In my case, the only thing that made sense of the world was you, and without you the world will seem as garbled and tragic as a malfunctioning typewrit9.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters


  • #6
    Lemony Snicket
    “It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto


  • #7
    Lemony Snicket
    “Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope


  • #8
    Lemony Snicket
    “I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning


  • #9
    Lemony Snicket
    “They didn't understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning


  • #10
    Lemony Snicket
    “Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window


  • #11
    Lemony Snicket
    “Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #12
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #13
    Lemony Snicket
    “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #14
    Lemony Snicket
    “It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #15
    Lemony Snicket
    “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #16
    Lemony Snicket
    “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #17
    Lemony Snicket
    “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #18
    Lemony Snicket
    “When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


  • #19
    Jerry Spinelli
    “She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”
    Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl


  • #20
    Jerry Spinelli
    “Nothing’s more fun than being carried away.”
    Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl


  • #21
    John Green
    “When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #22
    John Green
    “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #23
    John Green
    “Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #24
    John Green
    “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #25
    John Green
    “He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth. There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. And as I walked back to give Takumi’s note to the Colonel, I saw that I would never know. I would never know her well enough to know her thoughts in those last minutes, would never know if she left us on purpose. But the not-knowing would not keep me from caring, and I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #26
    John Green
    “I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #27
    John Green
    “And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #28
    John Green
    “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #29
    John Green
    “The town was paper, but the memories were not.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #30
    John Green
    “It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.”
    John Green, Paper Towns




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