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  • #1
    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

  • #2
    Franz Kafka
    “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #3
    Franz Kafka
    “I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #4
    Franz Kafka
    “All language is but a poor translation.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #5
    Nicole Krauss
    “At the end, all that's left of you are your possessions. Perhaps that's why I've never been able to throw anything away. Perhaps that's why I hoarded the world: with the hope that when I died, the sum total of my things would suggest a life larger than the one I lived.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #6
    Judy Blume
    “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.”
    Judy Blume

  • #7
    Garth Stein
    “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • #8
    Lucy Christopher
    “Lets face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind. And I can't get you out of there either. You're stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels.”
    Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

  • #9
    Daisy Whitney
    “As you see, context is everything and nothing at the same time. Words stand alone and with each other.”
    Daisy Whitney, The Rivals

  • #10
    Arlaina Tibensky
    “This is the thing about great literature. It reads like truth and sticks to you forever and lets you know that you are not alone.”
    Arlaina Tibensky, And Then Things Fall Apart

  • #11
    Arlaina Tibensky
    “Books and movies, they are not mere entertainment. They sustain me and help me cope with my real life.”
    Arlaina Tibensky

  • #12
    Wendelin Van Draanen
    “It's disturbing how fast weeds take root in my garden of worthiness.
    They're so hard to pull.
    And grow back so easily.”
    Wendelin Van Draanen, The Running Dream

  • #13
    Douglas Coupland
    “My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought of how every day each of us experiences a few little moments that have just a bit more resonance than other moments—we hear a word that sticks in our mind—or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly—we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed to the mallard ducks in the lagoon; a small child starts a conversation with us in a Dairy Queen—or we have an episode like the one I had with the M&M cars back at the Husky station.

    And if we were to collect these small moments in a notebook and save them over a period of months we would see certain trends emerge from our collection—certain voices would emerge that have been trying to speak through us. We would realize that we have been having another life altogether; one we didn’t even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important than the one we think of as being real—this clunky day-to-day world of furniture and noise and metal. So just maybe it is these small silent moments which are the true story-making events of our lives.”
    Douglas Coupland, Life After God

  • #14
    Douglas Coupland
    “I have always liked the idea of Superman because I have always liked the idea that there is one person in the world who doesn’t do bad things. And that there is one person in the world who is able to fly.”
    Douglas Coupland, Life After God

  • #15
    Melina Marchetta
    “I’m scared I’m going to spend the rest of my life in a state of yearning, regardless of where I am.”
    Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

  • #16
    Blake Nelson
    “I said I looked like a dork and she said that was true, but there was something classic about my dorkiness. I was so open and my awkwardness and embarrassment were so clear and understandable. I was extremely watchable.”
    Blake Nelson, Dream School

  • #17
    Katie Williams
    “I want to only imagine things, not know them.”
    Katie Williams, The Space Between Trees

  • #18
    Daisy Whitney
    “Sometimes instinct can be wrong. But sometimes it can be right too. And sometimes you just have to take it on faith.”
    Daisy Whitney, The Rivals

  • #19
    Daisy Whitney
    “Some decisions are hard, some are easy, but either way it's our choices that matter. Who we chose to align with. What we choose to give in to. What we choose to resist. And most of all, who we choose to be. Because it is always our choice.”
    Daisy Whitney, The Rivals

  • #20
    Sean Beaudoin
    “Finding out what people don’t want you to know may be the scariest, most addictive thing of all.”
    Sean Beaudoin, You Killed Wesley Payne

  • #21
    Holly Cupala
    “When the worst happens and you still survive, it sets you free from fear.”
    Holly Cupala, Don't Breathe a Word

  • #22
    Koushun Takami
    “Loving someone always requires you to not love others.”
    Koushun Takami, Battle Royale

  • #23
    Blythe Woolston
    “A monster always has a vulnerability”
    Blythe Woolston, Catch & Release

  • #24
    Blythe Woolston
    “Love is all tangled up with worry, but you can't cast out into the world until the line is untangled.”
    Blythe Woolston, Catch & Release

  • #25
    Antony John
    “It's so much easier to let people down than to stay strong.”
    Antony John, Thou Shalt Not Road Trip

  • #26
    Ilsa J. Bick
    “What's the point of not taking chances? I don't know if I could stand living my whole life afraid.”
    Ilsa J. Bick, Drowning Instinct

  • #27
    Geoff Herbach
    “If you act out of love, whatever you do is both perfect and right. It doesn't matter if you're a deep thinker or a squirrel nut if you act out of love. Crap starts getting seriously screwed if something else gets in the way, something like fear or revenge or even victory or being famous or some other dumb thing. The only thing we need to do is figure out what we really love.”
    Geoff Herbach, Nothing Special

  • #28
    C.K. Kelly Martin
    “Bending instead of breaking,” he repeats. “That’s probably always a better option if you can take it, isn’t it?”
    C.K. Kelly Martin, Come See About Me

  • #29
    Jillian Michaels
    “Having the right to happiness means having the right to earn it, not having it given to you without effort and action on your part.”
    Jillian Michaels, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life

  • #30
    Katie Williams
    “People want to believe bad things, I tell myself, glaring around at my classroom. They want to believe the most shocking story. They see you as the worst version of yourself.”
    Katie Williams, Absent



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