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  • #1
    Ray Bradbury
    “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #4
    Paul Simon
    “I've got nothing to do today but smile.”
    Paul Simon

  • #5
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
    Charlotte Brontë

  • #6
    “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
    George Washington Burnap, The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures

  • #7
    J.M. Barrie
    “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    Jon Krakauer
    “Happiness [is] only real when shared”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

  • #10
    Jane Austen
    “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #12
    Maggie Stiefvater
    “right in this moment, I can´t even remember what unhappy feels like.”
    Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

  • #13
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
    Gabriel García Márquez

  • #14
    “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

  • #15
    Carl Sandburg
    “A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.”
    Carl Sandburg

  • #16
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #17
    Lemony Snicket
    “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

  • #18
    Frank Sinatra
    “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”
    Frank Sinatra

  • #19
    J.K. Rowling
    “Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

    I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

    I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

    ‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

    What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

    I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #20
    Langston Hughes
    “I asked you, baby,
    If you understood-
    You told me that you didn't,
    But you thought you would.”
    Langston Hughes

  • #21
    Sophie Kinsella
    “It's a GIRL.
    It's a little girl, with scrunched-up petal lips and a tuft of dark hair and hands in tiny fits, up by her ears. All that time, that's who was in there. And it's weird, but the minute I saw her I just thought: IT'S YOU. Of course it is.”
    Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic & Baby

  • #22
    Albert Einstein
    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #23
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #24
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
    Gustave Flaubert

  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #26
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #27
    Walt Whitman
    “This hour I tell things in confidence/ I might not tell everybody, but I will tell you.”
    Walt Whitman