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  • #1
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #2
    Betty  Smith
    “People always think that happiness is a faraway thing," thought Francie, "something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains - a cup of strong hot coffee when you're blue; for a man, a cigarette for contentment; a book to read when you're alone - just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness.”
    Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #4
    Dr. Seuss
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
    Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

  • #5
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    “She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”
    Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings

  • #6
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #7
    A.A. Milne
    “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #8
    Tina Fey
    “It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #9
    Tina Fey
    “By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #10
    Fran Lebowitz
    “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
    Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

  • #11
    Ishmael Reed
    “No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o’clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.”
    Ishmael Reed, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down



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