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    Josefina Vicens
    “Escribo falsedades. Todo lo equivoco, todo resulta inadecuado y, lo que es peor, todo tiene un fondo de interés y de soberbia.”
    Josefina Vicens, El libro vacío / Los años falsos

  • #2
    Patricia A. McKillip
    “Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”
    Patricia A. McKillip

  • #3
    Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
    “Las mujeres se presentan francas y risueñas, comprendiendo muy bien que no es preciso ser mojigatas para ser virtuosas”
    Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Clemencia

  • #4
    Jane Yolen
    “Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
    Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

  • #5
    Lemony Snicket
    “If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

  • #6
    Maxim Gorky
    “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
    Maxim Gorky, The Lower Depths and Other Plays

  • #7
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
    Charlotte Brontë

  • #8
    John Cheever
    “I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
    John Cheever

  • #9
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love

  • #10
    E.L. Doctorow
    “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
    E.L. Doctorow

  • #11
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #12
    Agatha Christie
    “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
    Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

  • #13
    Diane Duane
    “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”
    Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard

  • #14
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
    Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

  • #15
    Terry McMillan
    “Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
    Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts

  • #16
    Socrates
    “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
    Socrates

  • #17
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks & Essays on the Writer, the Reader & the Imagination

  • #18
    Steve Jobs
    “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.”
    Steve Jobs

  • #19
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #20
    Carl Sagan
    “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos

  • #21
    Rita Mae Brown
    “Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.”
    Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

  • #22
    Jane Austen
    “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
    Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

  • #23
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #24
    Dr. Seuss
    “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
    Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • #25
    Poe
    “Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.”
    Poe

  • #26
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    “You can not die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare I feel happy. How dare I be glad in a world where my father is no more. And then you cry fresh tears, because you do not miss him as much as you once did, and giving up your grief is another kind of death.”
    Laurell K. Hamilton

  • #27
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    “Maybe they know what I know, that the true way to a man's heart is six inches of metal between his ribs. Sometimes four inches will do the job, but to be really sure, I like to have six. Funny how phallic objects are always more useful the bigger they are. Anyone who tells you size doesn't matter has been seeing too many small knives.”
    Laurell K. Hamilton, Narcissus in Chains

  • #28
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    “I did not run to him, but I did wrap my arms around him, press my ear to his chest, hold on to him as if he were the last solid thing in the world. He stroked my hair and murmured to me in French. I understood enough to know he was glad to see me and that he thought I looked beautiful. But beyond that it was just pretty noise.
    It wasn't until I felt Zerbrowski behind me that I pulled away, but when Jean-Claude's hand found mine, I welcomed it.
    Zerbrowski was looking at me as if he'd never seen me before. "What?" It came out hostile.
    "I've never seen you be that ... soft with anyone before."
    It startled me. "You've seen me kiss Richard before."
    He nodded. "That was lust. This is ..." He shook his head, glancing up at Jean-Claude, then back to me. "He makes you feel safe.”
    Laurell K. Hamilton, Narcissus in Chains

  • #29
    Joseph Campbell
    “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #30
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
    Edgar Allan Poe



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