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  • #1
    Anaïs Nin
    “I'm awaiting a lover. I have to be rent and pulled apart and live according to the demons and the imagination in me. I'm restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”
    Anaïs Nin, Fire: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

  • #2
    T.S. Eliot
    “Not the intense moment
    Isolated, with no before and after,
    But a lifetime burning in every moment.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #3
    T.S. Eliot
    “You are the music while the music lasts.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #4
    Stefan Zweig
    “Od onog ondašnjeg čovjeka ja sam se, i to upravo zbog onog doživljaja, potpuno odvojio, promatram ga sa strane, sasvim mirno i hladno, i mogu ga opisati kao prijatelja o kojem znam mnogo i sve ono što je bitno, ali ja uopće više nisam taj čovjek. Mogao bih pričati o njemu, prekoravati ga ili ga osuđivati a da uopće ne osjetim da je on jednom bio sastavni dio mene.”
    Stefan Zweig, Fantastic Night & Other Stories

  • #5
    Louise Erdrich
    “We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.”
    Louise Erdrich, Tracks

  • #6
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.”
    Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

  • #7
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love

  • #8
    Joseph Campbell
    “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #9
    “Zamišljao sam svijet kao jedan veliki stroj. Strojevi ne dolaze sa suvišnim dijelovima, znaš. Uvijek dolaze s točnom količinom dijelova koji su im potrebni. Stoga pomislih, kada bi cijeli svijet bio jedan veliki stroj, ne bih mogao biti suvišan. Morao sam biti ovdje iz nekoga razloga. A to znači da iz nekoga razloga ovdje moraš biti i ti.”
    Hugo Cabret

  • #10
    “I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.”
    Hugo Cabret

  • #11
    Jandy Nelson
    “The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”
    Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere

  • #12
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”
    Ludwig van Beethoven

  • #13
    Thomas Pynchon
    “Life's single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane.”
    Thomas Pynchon, V.

  • #14
    Stanley Kunitz
    “The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.”
    Stanley Kunitz

  • #15
    Carlos Fuentes
    “Writing is a struggle against silence.”
    Carlos Fuentes

  • #16
    Carlos Fuentes
    “You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.”
    Carlos Fuentes

  • #17
    Roald Dahl
    “If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

    A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
    Roald Dahl, The Twits

  • #18
    Alessandro D'Avenia
    “„Dva su načina na koja gledamo lice druge osobe. Jedan je da gledamo oči kao dio lica. A drugi, gledamo u oči i to je to, kao da su one lice. Takvih se stvari čovjek jednostavno preplaši. Jer oči su život u malome.”
    Alessandro D'Avenia, Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue

  • #19
    Alan W. Watts
    “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
    Alan W. Watts

  • #20
    Markus Zusak
    “And I'm not too great at that sort of comforting thing, especially when my hands are cold and the bed is warm. I carried him softly through the broken street, with one salty eye and a heavy, deathly heart. With him I tried a little harder. I watched the contents of his soul for a moment and saw a black-painted boy calling the name Jesse Owens as he ran through an imaginary tape. I saw him hip-deep in some icy water chasing a book, and I saw a boy lying in bed, imagining how a kiss would taste from his glorious next door neighbour. He does something to me, that boy. Every time. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #21
    Jack Kerouac
    “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and the Rose

  • #23
    Jenny Downham
    “Sklupčam se u podnožju stubišta. To je mjesto gdje mačka sjedi kad hoće da se ljudi spotaknu preko nje. Uvijek sam htjela biti mačka. Topla i pripitomljena kad to želiš, divlja kad ne.”
    Jenny Downham, Before I Die

  • #24
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    “I am awaiting
    perpetually and forever
    a renaissance of wonder”
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  • #25
    Sylvia Townsend Warner
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”
    Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

  • #26
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
    Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

  • #27
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #28
    Edith Wharton
    “Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
    Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

  • #29
    John Green
    “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #30
    Susan Sontag
    “My library is an archive of longings.”
    Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980



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