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Friedrich Nietzsche
“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
Lemony Snicket
“It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
Cassandra Clare
“I don't care," Clary said. "He'd do it for me. Tell me he wouldn't. If I were missing-"
"He'd burn the whole world down till he could dig you out of the ashes. I know," Alec said.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls
Galileo Galilei
“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.”
Galileo Galilei
Neil Gaiman
“When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn't make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. "It's all right" we whisper, "I'm here, I love you." and we lie: "I'll never leave you." For just a moment or two the darkness doesn't seem so bad.”
Neil Gaiman, Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days
Albert Einstein
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein
Guy Gavriel Kay
“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana
Rosamunde Pilcher
“She believed, of course ... because without something to believe in, life would be intolerable.”
Rosamunde Pilcher, The Shell Seekers
George Bernard Shaw
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw
Margaret Atwood
“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
John Green
“You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Suzanne Collins
“We had to save you because you're the mockingjay, Katniss," says Plutarch. "While you live, the revolution lives.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire
Alice Hoffman
“Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with.”
Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic
Scott Westerfeld
“The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.”
Scott Westerfeld
Emily Dickinson
“Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
Edith Sitwell
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
Edith Sitwell
Walt Disney Company
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”
Walt Disney Company
Jack London
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
Jack London
Nicholas Sparks
“Spending time with you showed me what I’ve been missing in my life.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice
Harper Lee
“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)... There are just some kind of men who - who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jane Goodall
“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”
Jane Goodall
Stephen Chbosky
“It was the kind of kiss that made
me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Coco Chanel
“In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel
Paulo Coelho
“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Oscar Wilde
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Robert Frost
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”
Robert Frost
Kurt Vonnegut
“The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.”
Kurt Vonnegut
Adolf Hitler
“If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”
Adolf Hitler
Veronica Roth
“It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent
Kiera Cass
“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.”
Kiera Cass, The Selection
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