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  • #31
    Fernando Pessoa
    “Inch by inch I conquered the inner terrain I was born with. Bit by bit I reclaimed the swamp in which I'd languished. I gave birth to my infinite being, but I had to wrench myself out of me with forceps.”
    Fernando Pessoa

  • #32
    David Levithan
    “maybe tonight you're scared of falling, and maybe there's somebody here or somewhere else you're thinking about, worrying over, fretting over, trying to figure out if you want to fall, or how and when you're gonna land, and i gotta tell you, friends, to stop thinking about the landing, because it's all about falling.”
    David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • #33
    Suzanne Collins
    “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #34
    Rachel Carson
    “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
    Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

  • #35
    Fernando Pessoa
    “To be great, be whole;
    Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
    Be whole in everything. Put all you are
    Into the smallest thing you do.
    So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
    Because it blooms up above.”
    Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

  • #36
    Albert Camus
    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
    Albert Camus

  • #37
    John Green
    “Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for plannning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future--you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #38
    Victor Hugo
    “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”
    Victor Hugo

  • #39
    “Rocks in my path? I keep them all. With them I shall build my castle.”
    Nemo Nox

  • #40
    “You are livin’,” she says in feigned exasperation. “You just don’t see what I see. You got something special. Something you got from your ma. It’s a thing. I mean, I wish I had it. It’s this thing where you know what it’s going to take, and then you get it done. You push yourself and you get there.”
    Ron Suskind, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

  • #41
    Jack Kerouac
    “On soft Spring nights I'll stand in the yard under the stars - Something good will come out of all things yet - And it will be golden and eternal just like that - There's no need to say another word.”
    Jack Kerouac, Big Sur

  • #42
    Paulo Coelho
    “Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

  • #43
    Philip Connors
    “I’ve always liked edges, places where one thing becomes another…… transition zones, boundaries and borderlands. I like the mixing that happens, the juxtapositions, the collisions and connections. I like the way they help me see the world from a fresh angle.”
    Philip Connors

  • #44
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”
    H.P. Lovecraft

  • #45
    Randy Pausch
    “It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life, ... If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”
    Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

  • #46
    Karen Marie Moning
    “Once, long ago in her world, a sunny day in spring was her favorite, but now a sunny day in winter delights her more. It is the perfect metaphor for their love.
    Sunshine on ice.
    She warms his frost. He cools her fever.”
    Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
    tags: love

  • #47
    “Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspision love actually is all around. ”
    Richard Curtis

  • #48
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #49
    Og Mandino
    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
    Og Mandino

  • #50
    “My Top Ten Reasons To Live

    10. Stars in a really dark sky
    9. Driving across the country
    8. Nirvana
    7. My mom
    6. Our dog pack
    5. Gay bingo
    4. Mud fights
    3. Kissing
    2. Magic marker tattoos
    1. Pink socks”
    Albert Borris, Crash Into Me

  • #51
    Clive Barker
    “Did I say that she was beautiful? I was wrong. Beauty is too tame a notion; it evokes only faces in magazines. A lovely eloquence, a calming symmetry; none of that describes this woman’s face. So perhaps I should assume I cannot do it justice with words. Suffice it to say that it would break your heart to see her; and it would mend what was broken in the same moment; and you would be twice what you’d been before.”
    Clive Barker, Galilee

  • #52
    Toni Morrison
    “Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #53
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    “Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

  • #54
    Jodi Picoult
    “He insisted that stars were people so well loved, they were traced in constellations, to live forever”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

  • #55
    Og Mandino
    “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”
    Og Mandino

  • #56
    Ally Condie
    “Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.”
    Ally Condie, Matched

  • #57
    Og Mandino
    “Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.”
    Og Mandino

  • #58
    Stephanie Perkins
    “I wish friends held hands more often, like the children I see on the streets sometimes. I'm not sure why we have to grow up and get embarrassed about it.”
    Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

  • #59
    Walt Whitman
    “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #60
    Arundhati Roy
    “And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid inside.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

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