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    Chelsea Handler
    “At some point during almost every romantic comedy, the female lead suddenly trips and falls, stumbling helplessly over something ridiculous like a leaf, and then some Matthew McConaughey type either whips around the corner just in the nick of time to save her or is clumsily pulled down along with her. That event predictably leads to the magical moment of their first kiss. Please. I fall ALL the time. You know who comes and gets me? The bouncer.”
    Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

  • #2
    Lilli Jolgren Day
    “He felt lighter than he had in weeks, and he realized that the monster he had been running from wasn’t really a monster after all. It was simply that place in the heart that holds the measure of your history, the joy and the grief, the laughter and the tears, the magic and the wonder; all the ingredients that add up to the story of a life well lived.”
    Lilli Jolgren Day, The Wonder of Ordinary Magic

  • #3
    Emily Brontë
    “I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #4
    Robert Frost
    “Nor is there wanting in the press
    Some spirit to stand simply forth,
    Heroic in it nakedness,
    Against the uttermost of earth.
    The tale of earth's unhonored things
    Sounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;
    And the mind whirls and the heart sings,
    And a shout greets the daring one.”
    Robert Frost

  • #5
    Roald Dahl
    “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
    Go throw your TV set away,
    And in its place you can install
    A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
    Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”
    Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • #6
    Alan Bennett
    “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
    Alan Bennett, The History Boys

  • #7
    Neil Gaiman
    “Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country

  • #8
    Yogi Berra
    “Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.”
    Yogi Berra, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

  • #9
    Laura Hillenbrand
    “His books were the closest thing he had to furniture and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.”
    Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend

  • #10
    Rachel Joyce
    “People were buying milk, or filling their cars with petrol, or even posting letters. And what no one else knew was the appalling weight of the thing they were carrying inside. The superhuman effort it took sometimes to be normal, and a part of things that appeared both easy and everyday. The loneliness of that.”
    Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • #11
    J.K. Rowling
    “I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
    J.K. Rowling

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