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  • #1
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
    Mortimer J. Adler

  • #2
    Jennifer Salaiz
    “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn't feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That's my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”
    Jennifer Salaiz

  • #3
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #4
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “...there are only some many times you can utter "It does not hurt" before it begins to hurt even more than the hurt.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #5
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #6
    Salvador Plascencia
    “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals.”
    Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper

  • #7
    Paulo Coelho
    “Tears are words that need to be written.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #8
    William Shakespeare
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #9
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    SADNESS OF THE INTELLECT: Sadness of being misunderstood [sic]; Humor sadness; Sadness of love wit[hou]t release; Sadne[ss of be]ing smart; Sadness of not knowing enough words to [express what you mean]; Sadness of having options; Sadness of wanting sadness; Sadness of confusion; Sadness of domes[tic]ated birds, Sadness of fini[shi]ng a book; Sadness of remembering; Sadness of forgetting; Anxiety sadness...”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #10
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “It's true, I am afraid of dying. I am afraid of the world moving forward without me, of my absence going unnoticed, or worse, being some natural force propelling life on. Is it selfish? Am I such a bad person for dreaming of a world that ends when I do? I don't mean the world ending with respect to me, but every set of eyes closing with mine.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #11
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I think it's very pretty.
    Can it be pretty if no one thinks it's pretty?
    I think it's pretty.
    If you're the only one?
    That's pretty pretty.
    And what about the boys? Don't you want them to think you're pretty?
    I wouldn't want a boy to think I was pretty unless he was the kind of boy who thought I was pretty.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #12
    E.B. White
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #14
    Anne Frank
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
    Anne Frank

  • #15
    Steve Martin
    “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
    Steve Martin

  • #16
    Charles J. Sykes
    “Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.”
    Charles J. Sykes, Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good about Themselves but Can't Read, Write or Add

  • #17
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #18
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #19
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #20
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #22
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #23
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #24
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #25
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #26
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #27
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #28
    Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #29
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #30
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain



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