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  • #1
    “Common sense is not so common.”
    Voltaire, A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary

  • #2
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    “I think of my pile of old paperbacks, their pages gone wobbly, like they'd once belonged to the sea.”
    Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

  • #3
    “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”
    Voltaire, The Age of Louis XIV

  • #4
    James Joyce
    “The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • #5
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #6
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #7
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince & Other Stories

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #10
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  • #11
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #12
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #13
    Bil Keane
    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
    Bil Keane

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #16
    Marilyn Monroe
    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #19
    Marilyn Monroe
    “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know ”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #20
    “The cure for boredom is curiosity.
    There is no cure for curiosity.”
    Ellen Parr

  • #21
    George V. Higgins
    “This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.”
    George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle

  • #22
    Jane Austen
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #23
    Elizabeth I
    “The past can not be cured.”
    Elizabeth I

  • #24
    Elizabeth I
    “Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.”
    Elizabeth I

  • #25
    James Joyce
    “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”
    James Joyce, Ulysses