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  • #1
    George Orwell
    “The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #2
    Francis Picabia
    “The devil follows me day and night because he is afraid to be alone.”
    Francis Picabia

  • #3
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”
    Mark Twain

  • #5
    George R.R. Martin
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

  • #6
    Alan Moore
    “People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
    Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

  • #7
    “For to fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise without really being wise, for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For no one knows whether death may not be the greatest good that can happen to man.”
    Plato, Apology

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #10
    Janet Fitch
    “If sinners where so unhappy, why would they prefer their suffering?
    But now I knew why. Without my wounds, who was I?”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #11
    Franz Kafka
    “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #12
    John Green
    “The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #13
    J.K. Rowling
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #14
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #15
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    “A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.”
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

  • #16
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #17
    “Don't try to find the truth. Create it.”
    Chuuya Koyama

  • #18
    Charlie Chaplin
    “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”
    Charlie Chaplin

  • #19
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one's idea for thirty-five years; there's something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

  • #20
    Yevgeny Zamyatin
    “There is no final one; revolutions are infinite.”
    Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

  • #21
    Maya Angelou
    “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #22
    Elif Shafak
    “You see, unlike in the movies, there is no THE END sign flashing at the end of books. When I've read a book, I don't feel like I've finished anything. So I start a new one.”
    Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul

  • #23
    Franz Kafka
    “Do you know, darling? When you became involved with others you quite possibly stepped down a level or two, but If you become involved with me, you will be throwing yourself into the abyss.”
    Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena

  • #24
    “I do not read for I have renounced life, I read because one life is just not enough for me.”
    Abbas Al-Akkad

  • #25
    Aldous Huxley
    “The trouble with fiction," said John Rivers, "is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense.”
    Aldous Huxley, The Genius And The Goddess

  • #26
    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

  • #27
    William Shakespeare
    “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

  • #28
    Maurice Sendak
    “I remember my own childhood vividly...I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them”
    Maurice Sendak

  • #29
    James     Baldwin
    “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state on innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”
    James Baldwin

  • #30
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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