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  • #1
    George Eliot
    “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”
    George Eliot

  • #2
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • #3
    T.S. Eliot
    “We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party

  • #4
    T.S. Eliot
    “Love is most nearly itself
    When here and now cease to matter.”
    T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

  • #5
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “It answers the question that was tormenting you: my love, you are not 'one thing in my life' - not even the most important - because my life no longer belongs to me because...you are always me.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #6
    T.S. Eliot
    “There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #7
    T.S. Eliot
    “Success is relative. It is what we make of the mess we have made of things.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #8
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #9
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “It's quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don't do it.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

  • #10
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

  • #11
    Joseph Conrad
    “Droll thing life is -- that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself -- that comes too late -- a crop of inextinguishable regrets.”
    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

  • #12
    Joseph Conrad
    “It’s extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it’s just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.”
    Joseph Conrad

  • #13
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #14
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • #15
    Leo Tolstoy
    “They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #16
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He could not be mistaken. There were no other eyes like those in the world. There was only one creature in the world who could concentrate for him all the brightness and meaning of life. It was she. It was Kitty.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #17
    T.S. Eliot
    “You are the music while the music lasts.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #18
    W.B. Yeats
    “Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden and silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and the half light,
    I would spread the cloths under your feet:
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
    W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

  • #19
    W.B. Yeats
    “What can be explained is not poetry.”
    W.B. Yeats

  • #20
    W.B. Yeats
    “A mermaid found a swimming lad,
    Picked him up for her own,
    Pressed her body to his body,
    Laughed; and plunging down
    Forgot in cruel happiness
    That even lovers drown.”
    W.B. Yeats

  • #21
    W.B. Yeats
    “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.”
    W.B. Yeats

  • #22
    Langston Hughes
    “I've known rivers:
    I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
    Langston Hughes

  • #23
    W.B. Yeats
    “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
    W.B. Yeats

  • #24
    W.B. Yeats
    “I bring you with reverent hands
    The books of my numberless dreams.”
    W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

  • #25
    Joseph Conrad
    “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”
    Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes

  • #26
    Joseph Conrad
    “I don't like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”
    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
    tags: work

  • #27
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #28
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #29
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #30
    Emily Brontë
    “He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights



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