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  • #1
    Beth Moore
    “If a person fears God, she has no reason to fear anything else.”
    Beth Moore

  • #2
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “This girl shivers and crawls under the covers with all her clothes on and falls into an overdue library book, a faerie story with rats and marrow and burning curses. The sentences build a fence around her, a Times Roman 10-point barricade, to keep the thorny voices in her head from getting too close.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #3
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    “Say to them,
    say to the down-keepers,
    the sun-slappers,
    the self-soilers,
    the harmony-hushers,
    "Even if you are not ready for day
    it cannot always be night."
    You will be right.
    For that is the hard home-run.

    Live not for battles won.
    Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
    Live in the along.”
    Gwendolyn Brooks, Selected Poems

  • #4
    William Shakespeare
    “Many a true word hath been spoken in jest.”
    William Shakespeare, King Lear

  • #5
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “They're such beautiful shirts,' she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. 'It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #6
    William Shakespeare
    “This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.”
    William Shakespeare, King Lear

  • #7
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon?” cried Daisy, “and the day after that, and the next thirty years?”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #8
    Lewis Carroll
    “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #9
    Lewis Carroll
    “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #10
    Lewis Carroll
    “Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'

    I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #11
    Lewis Carroll
    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #12
    Agatha Christie
    “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #13
    Ivan Turgenev
    “As we all know, time sometimes flies like a bird, and sometimes
    crawls like a worm, but people may be unusually happy when they do not
    even notice whether time has passed quickly or slowly”
    Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

  • #14
    Gustave Flaubert
    “No one, ever, can give the exact measure of his needs, his apprehensions, or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when we want to move the stars to pity.”
    Gustave Flaubert

  • #15
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #16
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #17
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I could not become anything; neither good nor bad; neither a scoundrel nor an honest man; neither a hero nor an insect. And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything, that only a fool can become something.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

  • #18
    John Green
    “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #19
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #20
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It makes me sad because I've never seen such--such beautiful shirts before.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #21
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Why? You want to know why?

    Step into a tanning booth and fry yourself for two or three days. After your skin bubbles and peels off, roll in coarse salt, then pull on long underwear woven from spun glass and razor wire. Over that goes your regular clothes, as long as they are tight.

    Smoke gunpowder and go to school to jump through hoops, sit up and beg, and roll over on command. Listen to the whispers that curl into your head at night, calling you ugly and fat and stupid and bitch and whore and worst of all, "a disappointment." Puke and starve and cut and drink because you don't want to feel any of this. Puke and starve and drink and cut because you need the anesthetic and it works. For a while. But then the anesthetic turns into poison and by then it's too late because you are mainlining it now, straight into your soul. It is rotting you and you can't stop.

    Look in a mirror and find a ghost. Hear every heartbeat scream that everysinglething is wrong with you.

    "Why?" is the wrong question.

    Ask "Why not?”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #22
    Lemony Snicket
    “The expression "following suit" is a curious one, because it has nothing to do with walking behind a matching set of clothing. If you follow suit, it means you do the same thing somebody else has just done. If all of your friends decided to jump off a bridge into the icy waters of an ocean or river, for instance, and you jumped in right after them, you would be following suit. You can see why following suit can be a dangerous thing to do, because you could end up drowning simply because somebody else thought of it first.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy

  • #23
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You'd be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside—walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It's the saddest thing I know.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #24
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “My head is killing me, my throat is killing me, my stomach bubbles with toxic waste. I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid if this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #25
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #26
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #28
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #29
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I am angry that I starved my brain and that I sat shivering in my bed at night instead of dancing or reading poetry or eating ice cream or kissing a boy...”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #30
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “IT happened. There is no avoiding it, no forgetting. No running away, or flying, or burying, or hiding.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak



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