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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

Oliver Sacks
“The brain is more than an assemblage of autonomous modules, each crucial for a specific mental function. Every one of these functionally specialized areas must interact with dozens or hundreds of others, their total integration creating something like a vastly complicated orchestra with thousands of instruments, an orchestra that conducts itself, with an ever-changing score and repertoire.”
Oliver Sacks

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

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

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

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide...”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

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

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

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

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

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

Scott Westerfeld
“Tally wondered if you could talk somebody out of their brain damage.”
Scott Westerfeld

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

Leo Tolstoy
“At moments of departure and a change of life, people capable of reflecting on their actions usually get into a serious state of mind. At these moments they usually take stock of the past and make plans for the future.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

Italo Calvino
“For Leopardi, unhappy hedonist that he was, what is unknown is always more attractive than what is known; hope and imagination are the only consolations for the disappointments and sorrows of experience. Man therefore projects his desire into infinity and feels pleasure only when he is able to imagine that this pleasure has no end.”
Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Leo Babauta
“Principle 1: By setting limitations, we must choose the essential. So in everything you do, learn to set limitations.   Principle 2: By choosing the essential, we create great impact with minimal resources. Always choose the essential to maximize your time and energy.”
Leo Babauta, The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential

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