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    Joseph Heller
    “You have deep-seated survival anxieties. And you don't like bigots, bullies, snobs or hypocrites. Subconsciously there are many people you hate."

    "Consciously, sir, consciously," Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. "I hate them consciously.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  • #2
    Joseph Heller
    “You have a morbid aversion to dying. You probably resent the fact that you're at war and might get your head blown off any second."

    "I more than resent it, sir. I'm absolutely incensed."

    "You have deep-seated survival anxieties. And you don't like bigots, bullies, snobs, or hypocrites. Subconsciously there are many people you hate."

    "Consciously, sir, consciously," Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. "I hate them consciously."

    "You're antagonistic to the idea of being robbed, exploited, degraded, humiliated, or deceived. Misery depresses you. Ignorance depresses you. Persecution depresses you. Violence depresses you. Corruption depresses you. You know, it wouldn't surprise me if you're a manic-depressive!"

    "Yes, sir. Perhaps I am."

    "Don't try to deny it."

    "I'm not denying it, sir," said Yossarian, pleased with the miraculous rapport that finally existed between them. "I agree with all you've said.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch 22

  • #3
    Joseph Heller
    “It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch 22

  • #4
    Ian McEwan
    “The luxury of being half-asleep, exploring the fringes of psychosis in safety.”
    Ian McEwan, Saturday

  • #5
    Ian McEwan
    “Especially difficult when the first and best unconscious move of a dedicated liar is to persuade himself he's sincere. And once he's sincere, all deception vanishes.”
    Ian McEwan, Saturday

  • #6
    Joseph Heller
    “What is a country? A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural. Englishmen are dying for England, Americans are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia. There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war. Surely so many countries can't all be worth dying for.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  • #7
    Joseph Heller
    “When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don't see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  • #8
    Khaled Hosseini
    “A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...”
    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • #9
    Khaled Hosseini
    “Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.”
    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • #10
    Khaled Hosseini
    “she is the noor of my eyes and the sultan of my heart.”
    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • #11
    Khaled Hosseini
    “And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
    Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  • #12
    David Mitchell
    “What sparks wars? The will to power, the backbone of human nature. The threat of violence, the fear of violence, or actual violence, is the instrument of this dreadful will. You can see the will to power in bedrooms, kitchens, factories, unions and the borders of states. Listen to this and remember it. The nation state is merely human nature inflated to monstrous proportions. QED, nations are entities whose laws are written by violence. Thus it ever was, so ever shall it be.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #13
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

  • #14
    William Shakespeare
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
    William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • #15
    Richelle Mead
    “Did you see that dress?” "I saw the dress.” "Did you like it?” He didn't answer. I took that as a yes. "Am I going to endanger my reputation if I wear it to the dance?” When he spoke, I could barely hear him. "You'll endanger the school.” I smiled and fell asleep.”
    Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

  • #16
    John Green
    “It's not because I want to make out with her."
    Hold on." He grabbed a pencil and scrawled excitedly at the paper as if he'd just made a mathematical breakthrough and then looked back up at me. "I just did some calculations, and I've been able to determine that you're full of shit”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #18
    Jarod Kintz
    “I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?”
    Jarod Kintz

  • #20
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “Once I pulled a job, I was so stupid. I picked a guy's pocket on an airplane and made a run for it.”
    Rodney Dangerfield

  • #21
    Masashi Kishimoto
    “She's strong! And scary...I bet she's single...I'd put money on it..”
    Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto, Vol. 18: Tsunade's Choice

  • #22
    Gena Showalter
    “Ten Things You Shouldn't Say on a Date.
    1. You're wearing that?
    2. Something smells funny.
    3. Where's the Tylenol?
    4. And to think, I first wanted to date your brother.
    5. I have a confession to make…
    6. My dad has a suit just like that.
    7. That man is hot. Look at him.
    8. My ex, may he rot in hell forever…
    9. You're going to order that? Seriously?
    10. You're how old?”
    Gena Showalter, Animal Instincts

  • #23
    Robert Benchley
    “Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.”
    Robert Benchley

  • #24
    Jarod Kintz
    “She didn't say it, I only thought she said it. So really it was my thought, my words, and not hers. How could I confuse "I love you" with "May I take your order?”
    Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

  • #25
    Jarod Kintz
    “When anybody honks at me in traffic, I blush, wave, and shout, “Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.”
    Jarod Kintz, $3.33

  • #26
    I am a master of logic and a powerfully convincing debater. In fact, against my
    “I am a master of logic and a powerfully convincing debater. In fact, against my better judgment, I can talk myself out of doing anything.”
    Jarod Kintz, $3.33

  • #28
    Jarod Kintz
    “I wanted to tell her “I love you” back, but I guess in waiting for the perfect moment (the next commercial break), I ended up completely forgetting.”
    Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

  • #29
    Will Rogers
    “Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
    Will Rogers

  • #30
    Bill Watterson
    “You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well guess what, I get F's!!!”
    Bill Watterson

  • #31
    Jarod Kintz
    “I’m on a government watch list. But I’m not interested, because government watches only work twenty minutes out of every hour.”
    Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

  • #32
    Steven Wright
    “If at first you don't succeed then skydiving definitely isn't for you.”
    Steven Wright

  • #33
    Orson Scott Card
    “Ethan Wyeth: I hope you're thirsty."
    Gideon Wyeth:"Why?"
    Ethan: "Cause your dumb and ugly, but I can do something about thirsty.”
    Orson Scott Card



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