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  • #1
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

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

  • #3
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost

  • #5
    Sylvia Plath
    “Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”
    Sylvia Plath

  • #6
    Gerard Manley Hopkins
    “No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,
    More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring.
    Comforter, where, where is your comforting?
    Mary, mother of us, where is your relief?
    My cries heave, herds-long; huddle in a main, a chief-
    woe, world-sorrow; on an age-old anvil wince and sing —
    Then lull, then leave off. Fury had shrieked 'No ling-
    ering! Let me be fell: force I must be brief'.
    O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall
    Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap
    May who ne'er hung there. Nor does long our small
    Durance deal with that steep or deep. Here! creep,
    Wretch, under a comfort serves in a whirlwind: all
    Life death does end and each day dies with sleep.”
    Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • #7
    T.S. Eliot
    “Yet with these April sunsets, that somehow recall
    My buried life, and Paris in the spring,
    I feel immeasurably at peace, and find the world
    To be wonderful and youthful afterall”
    T.S. Eliot, Collected Poems, 1909-1962

  • #8
    Charles Bukowski
    “I sit here
    drunk now.
    I am
    a series of
    small victories
    and large defeats
    and I am as
    amazed
    as any other
    that
    I have gotten
    from there to
    here
    without committing murder
    or being
    murdered;
    without
    having ended up in the
    madhouse.

    as I drink alone
    again tonight
    my soul despite all the past
    agony
    thanks all the gods
    who were not
    there
    for me
    then.”
    Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

  • #9
    Margaret Atwood
    “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
    We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #10
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #11
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov



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