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  • #1
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel


  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones


  • #3
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones


  • #4
    “Remember what your grandfather said about the earth's being round at school and flat at home. He was a wise man and taught you what you need to know in Burma. It is the same in politics. Learn the arguments for socialism in the textbooks parrot them pass your exams. Never never argue. But keep within your own head and heart what you and everyone really knows that in the real world it is a system of incompetence and corruption and a project for ruining the country.”
    Pascal Khoo Thwe, From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey


  • #5
    Franz Kafka
    “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
    Franz Kafka


  • #6
    Sarah Blake
    “It is the story that lies around the edges of the photographs, or at the end of newspaper account. It's about the lies we tell others to protect them, and about the lies we tell ourselves in order not to acknowledge what we can't bear: that we are alive, for instance, and eating lunch, while bombs are falling, and refugees are crammed into camps, and the news comes toward us every hour of the day. And what, in the end, do we do?”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress


  • #7
    Haruki Murakami
    “Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.”
    Haruki Murakami


  • #8
    Lauren Oliver
    “Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you - sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.”
    Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium


  • #9
    Harper Lee
    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


  • #10
    Mohsin Hamid
    “When the uncertain future becomes the past, the past in turn becomes uncertain.”
    Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke


  • #11
    Twan Eng Tan
    “For what is a person without memories? A ghost, trapped between worlds, without an identity, with no future, no past.”
    Twan Eng Tan, The Garden of Evening Mists


  • #12
    Chinua Achebe
    “If you don't like someone's story, write your own.”
    Chinua Achebe


  • #13
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible


  • #14
    Neil Gaiman
    “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doing Something.”
    Neil Gaiman


  • #15
    Frida Kahlo
    “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
    Frida Kahlo




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