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  • #1
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #2
    Lemony Snicket
    “I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

  • #3
    Lemony Snicket
    “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #4
    Lemony Snicket
    “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #5
    Lemony Snicket
    “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #6
    Richard Wilbur
    “What is the opposite of two?
    A lonely me, a lonely you.”
    Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

  • #7
    Ishmael Reed
    “No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o’clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.”
    Ishmael Reed, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

  • #8
    David Foster Wallace
    “I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #9
    W.H. Auden
    “Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”
    W.H. Auden, New Year Letter

  • #10
    André Breton
    “My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
    André Breton, What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

  • #11
    Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to
    “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
    George Sand

  • #12
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

  • #13
    Jane Yolen
    “Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
    Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

  • #14
    Jules Verne
    “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
    Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • #15
    Andy Warhol
    “Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
    Andy Warhol

  • #16
    Bertolt Brecht
    “Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”
    Bertolt Brecht

  • #17
    John Ruskin
    “To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”
    John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

  • #18
    Fran Lebowitz
    “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
    Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

  • #19
    Langston Hughes
    “Life is for the living.
    Death is for the dead.
    Let life be like music.
    And death a note unsaid.”
    Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

  • #20
    Thomas Merton
    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
    tags: art

  • #21
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #22
    Ezra Pound
    “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
    Ezra Pound

  • #23
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #24
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
    Niels Bohr

  • #25
    Edith Wharton
    “Life is always either a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.”
    Edith Wharton

  • #26
    George Gordon Byron
    “All who joy would win
    Must share it -- Happiness was born a twin.”
    George Gordon Byron, Don Juan

  • #27
    Émile Zola
    “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
    Émile Zola

  • #28
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #29
    A.A. Milne
    “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #30
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    “She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”
    Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings

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