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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

George R.R. Martin
“They’re both bungholes who think they’re too noble to shit,”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Charles Bukowski
“now look, she said, stretched out on the bed, I don’t want anything personal, let’s just do it, I don’t want to get involved, got it? she kicked off her high-heeled shoes… sure, he said, standing there, let’s just pretend that we’ve already done it, there’s nothing less involved than that, is there? what the hell do you mean? she asked. I mean, he said, I’d rather drink anyhow. and he poured himself one. it was a lousy night in Vegas and he walked to the window and looked out at the dumb lights. you a fag? she asked, you a god damned fag? no, he said. you don’t have to get shitty,...”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

Steven Pressfield
“A work-in-progress generates its own energy field. You, the artist or entrepreneur, are pouring love into the work; you are suffusing it with passion and intention and hope.”
Steven Pressfield, Do the Work

Anne Rice
“It was as if this night were only one of thousands of nights, world without end, night curving into night to make a great arching line of which I couldn’t see the end, a night in which I roamed alone under cold, mindless stars.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Jane Seville
“D snorted. “Gotta be prepared.” He looked up at Jack’s face, frowning. “What?” Jack shrugged. “It’s just….” He sighed. “I’m starting to see words like ‘accessory’ and ‘accomplice’ floating around my head.” D barely reacted. “How about ‘dead on arrival’? Ya like that better?” Jack nodded, pressing his lips together. “Get more ammo. Ammo is good.”
Jane Seville, Zero at the Bone

Janet Evanovich
“When something needs to be ironed I put it in the ironing basket. If a year goes by and the item is still in the basket I throw the item away. This is a good system since eventually I end up only with clothes that don’t need ironing.”
Janet Evanovich, Three to Get Deadly

Charles Bukowski
“yes, Wagner and the storm intermix with the wine as nights like this run up my wrists and up into my head and back down into the gut”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

Evangeline Anderson
“Duke’s warm pink lips brushed his gently at first and then more firmly. He held the kiss for a long, breathless moment before pulling back a fraction of an inch. “Who’s a fag now?” His deep voice was low and intimate. “Do you give, roomie?”
Evangeline Anderson, Str8te Boys

Robert B. Cialdini
“A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor we will be more successful if we provide a reason. People simply like to have reasons for what they do.”
Robert B. Cialdini, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Richard Rohr
“The big truth for men is that often we have to leave home in the first half of life before we can return home at a later stage and find our soul there.”
Richard Rohr

Maggie Stiefvater
“I am alone in the world, and yet not alone enough to make each hour holy. I am lowly in this world, and yet not lowly enough for me to be just a thing to you, dark and shrewd. I want my will and I want to go with my will as it moves towards action.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Patrick Rothfuss
“Everyone knew what he was thinking. Certainly there were demons in the world. But they were like Tehlu’s angels. They were like heroes and kings. They belonged in stories. They belonged out there. Taborlin the Great called up fire and lightning to destroy demons. Tehlu broke them in his hands and sent them howling into the nameless void. Your childhood friend didn’t stomp one to death on the road to Baedn-Bryt. It was ridiculous.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Frank Herbert
“One uses power by grasping it lightly. To grasp too strongly is to be taken over by power, and thus to become its victim.”
Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

Amanda Hocking
“It smelled pretty rank, but I was getting used to the smell of death, as much as anyone could get used to it.”
Amanda Hocking, Hollowland

Seth Godin
“believe that giving up is the same thing as being realistic.”
Seth Godin, Poke the Box

“God also cheers when we come to him with our wobbling, unsteady prayers. Jesus does not say, “Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest.”
Paul Miller, A Praying Life

“Omne ignotum pro magnifico,”
― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

John Eldredge
“We describe a person without compassion as “heartless,” and we urge him or her to “have a heart.” Our deepest hurts we call “heartaches.” Jilted lovers are “brokenhearted.” Courageous soldiers are “bravehearted.” The truly evil are “black-hearted” and saints have “hearts of gold.” If we need to speak at the most intimate level, we ask for a “heart-to-heart” talk. “Lighthearted” is how we feel on vacation. And when we love someone as truly as we may, we love “with all our heart.” But when we lose our passion for life, when a deadness sets in which we cannot...”
John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God

Gena Showalter
“I pictured the two of them alone. Perhaps showering together, as Rome and I liked to do. My stomach clenched painfully, amusement forgotten. “Cody, will you take me to the nearest clinic? I need someone to dig the knife out of my back. Lexis might need it again. And the good doctor might want to give me a tetanus shot. I think she bled on me.” Stunned silence. I often had that effect.”
Gena Showalter, Twice as Hot

Maria V. Snyder
“with a touch of sarcasm. “Glass is an amazing material. Versatile,”
Maria V. Snyder, Storm Glass

“The good that may come out of the loss does not erase its badness or excuse the wrong done. Nothing can do that.”
Gerald Lawson Sittser

“When I think of how Jesus loved people, the word “cherish” comes to mind. When we cherish someone, we combine looking and compassion—we notice and care for that person. We don’t shut him or her out.”
Paul Miller, Love Walked Among Us: Learning to Love Like Jesus

Nick Alexander
“I stand and grab a hefty bottle of perfume from the bathroom shelf and return to the bedroom door. It’s not much of a weapon, I know, but it’s heavy and square, and hitting someone over the head with a glass brick has got to be better than bitch-slapping them.”
Nick Alexander, The Case of the Missing Boyfriend

“Never make a decision until you have to.”
― Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow, The Last Lecture

“We begin to resemble what we focus on. If we devote our lives to our jobs, then we mentally take the office to our daughter’s lacrosse game.”
Paul Miller, Love Walked Among Us: Learning to Love Like Jesus

“Because the human experience involves loss, we need to feel it, express it, and then release it. Only then do we achieve healing.”
Laura Greenwald, Eye of the Beholder: True Stories of People with Facial Differences

Jeanette Winterson
“They believed that if a mouse found your hair clippings and built a nest with them you got a headache. If the nest was big enough, you might go mad.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

David Levithan
“I don’t know what boldness came over me, but the resolute heaviness of Dash’s demeanor threatened to crush my soul. My pinky finger crept over and nestled against his, for comfort. Like a magnet, his pinky finger latched onto and intertwined with mine. I like magnets a whole lot.”
David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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