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  • #1
    Dale Carnegie
    “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
    Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

  • #2
    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

  • #3
    John Green
    “So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #4
    Mindy Kaling
    “All women love Colin Firth: Mr. Darcy, Mark Darcy, George VI—at this point he could play the Craigslist Killer and people would be like, 'Oh my God, the Craigslist Killer has the most boyish smile!”
    Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

  • #5
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #6
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #8
    Charles Bukowski
    “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #9
    Winston S. Churchill
    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #10
    Philip Roth
    “You get them wrong before you meet them, while you're anticipating meeting them; you get them wrong while you're with them; and then you go home to tell somebody else about the meeting and you get them all wrong again. Since the same generally goes for them with you, the whole thing is really a dazzling illusion. ... The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong. Maybe the best thing would be to forget being right or wrong about people and just go along for the ride. But if you can do that -- well, lucky you.”
    Philip Roth, American Pastoral

  • #11
    J.D. Salinger
    “I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #12
    John Green
    “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #13
    Conan O'Brien
    “There is nothing more liberating than having your worst fear realized.”
    Conan O'Brien
    tags: fear

  • #14
    John Green
    “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars



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