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    Steve Martin
    “Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.”
    Steve Martin

  • #2
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #3
    Thomas Merton
    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
    tags: art

  • #4
    W.H. Auden
    “Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”
    W.H. Auden, New Year Letter

  • #5
    Victor Hugo
    “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
    Victor Hugo, Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare

  • #6
    Chaim Potok
    “I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”
    Chaim Potok, The Chosen

  • #7
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

  • #8
    Edmond Rostand
    “A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear.”
    Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

  • #9
    E.M. Forster
    “It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”
    E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

  • #10
    Philip Pullman
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
    Philip Pullman

  • #11
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    “Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Americus, Book I

  • #12
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #13
    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

  • #14
    Elbert Hubbard
    “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.”
    Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days

  • #15
    Maya Angelou
    “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

  • #16
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

  • #17
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.”
    Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

  • #18
    Philip James Bailey
    “We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives,
    Who thinks most, feels noblest, acts the best.”
    Philip James Bailey, Festus: A Poem

  • #19
    Mark Strand
    “Each moment is a place
    you've never been.”
    Mark Strand, New Selected Poems

  • #20
    Nick Hornby
    “The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
    Nick Hornby, How to Be Good

  • #21
    J.M. Barrie
    “I'm not young enough to know everything.”
    J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton

  • #22
    Nora Ephron
    “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
    Nora Ephron

  • #23
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  • #24
    Honoré de Balzac
    “The more one judges, the less one loves.”
    Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

  • #25
    Anne Lamott
    “Joy is the best makeup.”
    Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

  • #26
    Saul Bellow
    “Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”
    Saul Bellow, Herzog

  • #27
    Gregory Maguire
    “People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”
    Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • #28
    Leo Rosten
    “O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
    Leo Rosten

  • #29
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #30
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “I never change, I simply become more myself.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

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