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  • #1
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #2
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #3
    William Shakespeare
    “This above all: to thine own self be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #4
    A.A. Milne
    “What day is it?"
    It's today," squeaked Piglet.
    My favorite day," said Pooh.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #5
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #6
    Louisa May Alcott
    “There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

  • #7
    William Shakespeare
    “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #8
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Laurie, you're an angel! How shall I ever thank you?"
    "Fly at me again. I rather liked it," said Laurie, looking
    mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

  • #9
    Louisa May Alcott
    “John Brooke is acting dreadfully, and Meg likes it!”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

  • #10
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Men are always ready to die for us, but not to make our lives worth having. Cheap sentiment and bad logic.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys

  • #11
    Louisa May Alcott
    “…books are always good company if you have the right sort. Let me pick out some for you.' And Mrs. Jo made a bee-line to the well-laden shelves, which were the joy of her heart and the comfort of her life.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys

  • #12
    Agatha Christie
    “Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.
    Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.
    Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.
    Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
    Six little Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
    Five little Indian boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four.
    Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
    Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
    Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one.
    One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.”
    Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

  • #13
    “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”
    Anonymous

  • #14
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Le diable et le bon dieu

  • #15
    William Shakespeare
    “What's done cannot be undone.”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #16
    Charles Dickens
    “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #17
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #18
    Jacqueline Susann
    “I've got a library copy of Gone with the Wind, a quart of milk and all these cookies. Wow! What an orgy!”
    Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls

  • #19
    William Shakespeare
    “Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #20
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    “That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

  • #21
    William Shakespeare
    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #22
    William Shakespeare
    “Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly 's done, when the battle 's lost and won”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #23
    William Shakespeare
    “Out, damned spot! out, I say!”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #24
    William Shakespeare
    “Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? - Lady Macbeth”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #25
    William Shakespeare
    “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

  • #26
    William Shakespeare
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #27
    William Shakespeare
    “All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players;
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #28
    William Shakespeare
    “To die, to sleep -
    To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub,
    For in this sleep of death what dreams may come...”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #29
    William Shakespeare
    “Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

  • #30
    Louisa May Alcott
    “...and best of all, the wilderness of books, in which she could wander, where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women



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