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  • #1
    William Shakespeare
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

  • #2
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

  • #3
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

  • #4
    Robert Frost
    “These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
    Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

  • #5
    Robert Frost
    “I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree~
    And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
    Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
    But dipped its top and set me down again.
    That would be good both going and coming back.
    One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”
    Robert Frost

  • #6
    Bob Marley
    “Who are you to judge the life I live?
    I know I'm not perfect
    -and I don't live to be-
    but before you start pointing fingers...
    make sure you hands are clean!”
    Bob Marley

  • #7
    Anne Rice
    “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
    Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

  • #8
    Walker Percy
    “I like to eat crawfish and drink beer. That's despair?”
    Walker Percy

  • #9
    William Faulkner
    “The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
    William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

  • #10
    John Kennedy Toole
    “I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”
    John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

  • #11
    Garrison Keillor
    “If you lived today as if it were your last, you'd buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn't you?”
    Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon Days
    tags: humor

  • #12
    Garrison Keillor
    “One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining.”
    Garrison Keillor

  • #13
    Stephenie Meyer
    “He's like a drug for you, Bella.”
    Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

  • #14
    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

  • #15
    “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
    Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
    Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
    Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
    Who has left the world better than he found it,
    Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
    Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
    Whose life was an inspiration;
    Whose memory a benediction.”
    Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

  • #16
    Steve Martin
    “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
    Steve Martin

  • #17
    Garrison Keillor
    “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    Garrison Keillor

  • #18
    Garrison Keillor
    “Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.”
    Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

  • #19
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  • #20
    Henry David Thoreau
    “The preachers and lecturers deal with men of straw, as they are men of straw themselves. Why, a free-spoken man, of sound lungs, cannot draw a long breath without causing your rotten institutions to come toppling down by the vacuum he makes. Your church is a baby-house made of blocks, and so of the state.

    ...The church, the state, the school, the magazine, think they are liberal and free! It is the freedom of a prison-yard.”
    Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

  • #21
    Roy Blount Jr.
    “If a cat spoke, it would say things like 'Hey, I don’t see the problem here.”
    Roy Blount Jr.
    tags: cats

  • #22
    Larry Brown
    “I didn't know why something that started off feeling so good had to wind up feeling so bad. Love was a big word and it covered a lot of territory. You could spend your whole life chasing after it and wind up with nothing, be an old bitter guy with long nose hair and ear hair and no teeth, hanging out in bars, looking for somebody your age, but the chances of success went down then. After a while you got too many strikes against you.”
    Larry Brown, Big Bad Love

  • #23
    Van Morrison
    “and I shall watch the ferry boats, and they'll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow's sky. and i will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain...”
    Van Morrison

  • #24
    T.F. Hodge
    “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
    T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"



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