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  • #1
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #2
    Paul Celan
    “Schwarze Milch der Frühe wir trinken dich nachts
    wir trinken dich mittags und morgens wir trinken dich abends
    wir trinken und trinken
    ein Mann wohnt im Haus dein goldenes Haar Margarete
    dein aschenes Haar Sulamith er spielt mit den Schlangen
    Er ruft spielt süßer den Tod der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland
    er ruft streicht dunkler die Geigen dann steigt ihr als Rauch in die Luft
    dann habt ihr ein Grab in den Wolken da liegt man nicht eng”
    Paul Celan

  • #3
    Paul Celan
    “Speak you too,
    speak as the last,
    say out your say.

    But don’t split off No from Yes.
    Give your say this meaning too:
    Give it the shadow.

    Give it shadow enough,
    Give it as much
    As you know is spread round you from
    Midnight to midday and midnight.

    Look around:
    See how things all come alive-
    By death! Alive!
    Speaks true who speaks shadow.

    But now the place shrinks, where you stand:
    Where now, shadow-stripped, where?
    Climb. Grope upwards.
    Thinner you grow, less knowable, finer!
    Finer: a thread
    The star wants to descend on:
    So as to swim down beliow, down here
    Where it sees itself shimmer:in the swell
    Of wandering words.”
    Paul Celan

  • #4
    Paul Celan
    “Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss.”
    Paul Celan

  • #5
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Hell is—other people!”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

  • #6
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #7
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “In love, one and one are one.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    tags: love

  • #8
    Winston S. Churchill
    “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #9
    Winston S. Churchill
    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #10
    Nikos Kazantzakis
    “I hope nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.”
    Nikos Kazantzakis

  • #11
    Nikos Kazantzakis
    “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their
    Nikos Kazantzakis

  • #12
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Albert Camus
    “And he knew, also, what the old man was thinking as his tears flowed, and he, Rieux, thought it too: that a loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one's work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.”
    Albert Camus, The Plague

  • #15
    Albert Camus
    “I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.”
    Albert Camus, The Plague

  • #16
    Abigail Van Buren
    “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
    Abigail Van Buren

  • #17
    Robert Frost
    “These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
    Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

  • #18
    William Shakespeare
    “When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone. When I was sure of losing, I won. When I needed people the most, they left me. When I learnt to dry my tears, I found a shoulder to cry on. And when I mastered the art of hating, somebody started loving me.”
    William Shakespeare

  • #19
    Monica Ali
    “The thing about getting older is that you don't need everything to be possible any more, you just need things to be certain.”
    Monica Ali, Brick Lane