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  • #1
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller's felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #2
    John Irving
    “If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #3
    Ellen Bass
    “to love life, to love it even
    when you have no stomach for it
    and everything you've held dear
    crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
    your throat filled with the silt of it.
    When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
    thickening the air, heavy as water
    more fit for gills than lungs;
    when grief weights you like your own flesh
    only more of it, an obesity of grief,
    you think, How can a body withstand this?
    Then you hold life like a face
    between your palms, a plain face,
    no charming smile, no violet eyes,
    and you say, yes, I will take you
    I will love you, again.”
    Ellen Bass

  • #4
    Terry Pratchett
    “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #5
    Charles M. Schulz
    “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong'.
    Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.”
    Charles M. Schulz

  • #6
    Henry Rollins
    “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it's so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn't coma back. You're left so alone that you can't explain. Damn, there's nothing like that, is there? I've been there and you have too. You're nodding your head.”
    Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

  • #7
    Khaled Hosseini
    “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...”
    Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  • #8
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • #9
    Kahlil Gibran
    “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.”
    Kahlil Gibran

  • #10
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • #11
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert

  • #12
    Nicholas Sparks
    “We’d met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise, in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world.”
    Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

  • #13
    Stephen Chbosky
    “please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #14
    Dale Carnegie
    “Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.”
    Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

  • #15
    Charles Dickens
    “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations



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