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  • #1
    “All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.”
    ― Chris Geiger


  • #2
    George Carlin
    “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”
    George Carlin


  • #3
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa


  • #4
    Anaïs Nin
    “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “I don't want to die without any scars.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #6
    Robert Frost
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
    Robert Frost


  • #7
    Sylvia Plath
    “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
    I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


  • #8
    T.S. Eliot
    “This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.”
    T.S. Eliot


  • #9
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway


  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    Mark Twain


  • #12
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King


  • #13
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison


  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
    Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain


  • #15
    Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    Robert Frost


  • #16
    Sylvia Plath
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


  • #17
    Saul Bellow
    “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
    Saul Bellow


  • #18
    “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
    shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
    but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
    smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
    but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
    problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
    drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
    little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
    possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
    hate too often.

    We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
    life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
    have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
    space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

    We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom,
    but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
    accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more
    computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we
    communicate less and less.

    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
    character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

    These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but
    broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway
    morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything
    from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the
    showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can
    bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share
    this insight, or to just hit delete...

    Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not
    going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks
    up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave
    your side.

    Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the
    only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

    Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most
    of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from
    deep inside of you.

    Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might
    not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to
    share the precious thoughts in your mind.”
    Bob Moorehead


  • #19
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing


  • #20
    Jack Kerouac
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums


  • #21
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #22
    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


  • #23
    Sylvia Plath
    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


  • #24
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West


  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well".

    From: "More Maxims of Mark”
    Mark Twain


  • #26
    Phyllis Diller
    “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
    Phyllis Diller


  • #27
    Billy Sunday
    “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”
    Billy Sunday, Billy Sunday, the Man and His Message: With His Own Words Which Have Won Thousands for Christ


  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
    Mark Twain


  • #29
    Chris Rock
    “You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named "Bush", "Dick", and "Colin." Need I say more?”
    Chris Rock


  • #30
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.”
    Rodney Dangerfield




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