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  • #1
    Steve Martin
    “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
    Steve Martin

  • #2
    Khaled Hosseini
    “For you, a thousand times over”
    Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  • #3
    Bernhard Schlink
    “So I was still guilty. And if I was not guilty because one cannot be guilty of betraying a criminal, then I was guilty of having loved a criminal.”
    Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

  • #4
    Milan Kundera
    “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
    Milan Kundera

  • #5
    Roald Dahl
    “The maid screamed.
    The Queen gasped.
    Sophie waved.”
    Roald Dahl, The BFG

  • #6
    Malorie Blackman
    “Never, ever allow yourself to feel. Feelings kill.”
    Malorie Blackman, Knife Edge

  • #7
    Khaled Hosseini
    “But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
    Khaled Hosseini

  • #8
    J.K. Rowling
    “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • #9
    Jodi Picoult
    “You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.”
    Jodi Picoult, Mercy

  • #10
    Jodi Picoult
    “I, um, I have this problem. I broke up with my boyfriend, you see. And I'm pretty upset about it, so I wanted to talk to my best friend. [...] The thing is, they're both you.”
    Jodi Picoult, The Pact

  • #11
    William Blake
    “I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”
    William Blake, Jerusalem

  • #12
    William Shakespeare
    “Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #13
    Milan Kundera
    “Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #14
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #15
    Kahlil Gibran
    “Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”
    Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings

  • #16
    Kahlil Gibran
    “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
    Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

  • #17
    Tom Stoppard
    “We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.”
    Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

  • #18
    Milan Kundera
    “...beauty is a world betrayed. The only way we can encounter it is if its persecutors have overlooked it somewere. Beauty hides behind the scenes of the May Day parade. If we want to find it, we must demolish the scenery.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #19
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #20
    Virginia Woolf
    “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #21
    J.K. Rowling
    “Don't forget to give Neville our love!' Ginny told James as she hugged him.
    'Mum! I can't give a professor love!'
    'But you know Neville-'
    James rolled his eyes.
    'Outside, yeah, but at school he's Professor Longbottom, isn't he? I can't walk into Herbology and give him love....”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #22
    Roald Dahl
    “You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”
    Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



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