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    pleasefindthis
    “This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

    You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

    You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You


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    W.H. Auden
    “Base words are uttered only by the base
    And can for such at once be understood;
    But noble platitudes — ah, there's a case
    Where the most careful scrutiny is needed
    To tell a voice that's genuinely good
    From one that's base but merely has succeeded.”
    W.H. Auden, Collected Poems


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    Neil Gaiman
    “Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”
    Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic


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    William Hazlitt
    “The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.”
    William Hazlitt


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    Ray Bradbury
    “Every story I've written was written because I had to write it. Writing stories is like breathing for me; it is my life.”
    Ray Bradbury


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    Raymond Carver
    “That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones.”
    Raymond Carver


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    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated


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    Michelangelo
    “The true work of art
    is but a shadow of the divine perfection”
    Michelangelo


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    Ernest Hemingway
    “I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.”
    Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls


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    “Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
    Sydney Harris


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    Rabindranath Tagore
    “By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
    Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds


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    Eudora Welty
    “Great fiction shows us not how to conduct our behavior but how to feel. Eventually, it may show us how to face our feelings and face our actions and to have new inklings about what they mean. A good novel of any year can initiate us into our own new experience.”
    Eudora Welty, On Writing


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    Gabriela Mistral
    “Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe”
    Gabriela Mistral
    tags: poet


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    Ted Dekker
    “It's the sorrow you feel that allows you to crave love. Without the suffering, there would be no true pleasure. Without tears, no joy. Without deficiency, no longing. This is the secret of the human heart, Rom.”
    Ted Dekker, Forbidden


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    Francis Bacon
    “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
    Francis Bacon


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    Cornelia Funke
    “Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell


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    Cornelia Funke
    “Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkheart


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    Anaïs Nin
    “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
    Anaïs Nin


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    Cornelia Funke
    “Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”
    Cornelia Funke


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    Mark Twain
    “Don't let schooling interfere with your education.”
    Mark Twain


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    Cornelia Funke
    “Sometimes, when you're so sad you don't know what to do, it helps to be angry.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkheart


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    Trenton Lee Stewart
    “You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”
    Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society


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    Cornelia Funke
    “Fire and water," he said, "don't really mix. You could say they're incompatible. But when they do love each other, they love passionately.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell


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    “We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.”
    Stewart Udall


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    John Ruskin
    “In order that people may be happy in their work,
    these three things are needed:
    they must be fit for it;
    they must not do too much of it;
    and they must have a sense of success in it.”
    John Ruskin


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    “The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. ”
    Edwin Schlossberg


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    Francis Drake
    “Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, 

    when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, 

    when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore. 


    Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess,
    we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, 
having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, 
and in our efforts to build a new earth, 

    we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim. 


    Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, 
where storms will show your mastery, 
where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. 
We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, 
and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. 
This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ. ”
    Francis Drake


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    Flannery O'Connor
    “It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.”
    Flannery O'Connor


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    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard


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    Ray Bradbury
    “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451




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