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  • #1
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #2
    John F. Kennedy
    “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
    John F. Kennedy


  • #3
    Rudyard Kipling
    “And it is I, Raksha [The Demon], who answers. The man’s cub is mine, Lungri–mine to me! He shall not be killed. He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs–frog-eater– fish-killer–he shall hunt thee!”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book


  • #4
    Rudyard Kipling
    “The python dropped his head lightly for a moment on Mowgli's shoulders. "A brave heart and a courteous tongue," said he. "They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling. But now go hence quickly with thy friends. Go and sleep, for the moon sets and what follows it is not well that thou shouldst see.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Books


  • #5
    Martin Farquhar Tupper
    “A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”
    Martin Farquhar Tupper


  • #6
    G.K. Chesterton
    “It is you who are unpoetical," replied the poet Syme. "If what you say of clerks is true, they can only be as prosaic as your poetry. The rare, strange thing is to hit the mark; the gross, obvious thing is to miss it. We feel it is epical when man with one wild arrow strikes a distant bird. Is it not also epical when man with one wild engine strikes a distant station? Chaos is dull; because in chaos the train might indeed go anywhere, to Baker Street or to Bagdad. But man is a magician, and his whole magic is in this, that he does say Victoria, and lo! it is Victoria. No, take your books of mere poetry and prose; let me read a time table, with tears of pride. Take your Byron, who commemorates the defeats of man; give me Bradshaw, who commemorates his victories. Give me Bradshaw, I say!”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


  • #7
    E.M. Forster
    “If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”
    E.M. Forster, What I Believe and Other Essays


  • #8
    Mother Teresa
    “I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.”
    Mother Teresa


  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
    C.S. Lewis
    tags: god


  • #11
    C.S. Lewis
    “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


  • #12
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero


  • #13
    Virginia Woolf
    “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway


  • #14
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The soldier must be calm in the thick of the battle," pursued the policeman. "The composure of an army is the anger of a nation.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


  • #15
    Vincent van Gogh
    “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
    Vincent van Gogh


  • #16
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!


  • #17
    Dr. Seuss
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
    Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


  • #18
    G.K. Chesterton
    “I? What am I?" roared the President, and he rose slowly to an incredible height, like some enormous wave about to arch above them and break. "You want to know what I am, do you? Bull, you are a man of science. Grub in the roots of those trees and find out the truth about them. Syme, you are a poet. Stare at those morning clouds. But I tell you this, that you will have found out the truth of the last tree and the top-most cloud before the truth about me. You will understand the sea, and I shall be still a riddle; you shall know what the stars are, and not know what I am. Since the beginning of the world all men have hunted me like a wolf—kings and sages, and poets and lawgivers, all the churches, and all the philosophies. But I have never been caught yet, and the skies will fall in the time I turn to bay. I have given them a good run for their money, and I will now.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


  • #19
    G.K. Chesterton
    “It was like the face of some ancient archangel, judging justly after heroic wars. There was laughter in the eyes, and in the mouth honour and sorrow. There was the same white hair, the same great, grey-clad shoulders that I had seen from behind. But when I saw him from behind I was certain he was an animal, and when I saw him in front I knew he was a god.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


  • #20
    G.K. Chesterton
    “For these disguises did not disguise, but reveal.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


  • #21
    G.K. Chesterton
    “I see everything," he cried, "everything that there is. Why does each thing on the earth war against each other thing? Why does each small thing in the world have to fight against the world itself? Why does a fly have to fight the whole universe? Why does a dandelion have to fight the whole universe? For the same reason that I had to be alone in the dreadful Council of the Days. So that each thing that obeys law may have the glory and isolation of the anarchist. So that each man fighting for order may be as brave and good a man as the dynamiter. So that the real lie of Satan may be flung back in the face of this blasphemer, so that by tears and torture we may earn the right to say to this man, 'You lie!' No agonies can be too great to buy the right to say to this accuser, 'We also have suffered.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


  • #22
    Neil Gaiman
    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline


  • #23
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
    G.K. Chesterton


  • #24
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
    G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy


  • #25
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.”
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  • #26
    Roald Dahl
    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
    Roald Dahl


  • #27
    Albert Einstein
    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #28
    Henry Ward Beecher
    “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
    Henry Ward Beecher


  • #29
    Agatha Christie
    “It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.”
    Agatha Christie, The Clocks


  • #30
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I've only found sorrow.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible




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