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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.Albert Einstein
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.Oscar Wilde
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.Mark Twain
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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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I read this a few years ago, and please do not make the mistake of seeing the movie and thinking it will suffice. Read the book so that you can hear the author's voice, feel what he feels, and take the time to see his characters in your mind's eye. T...more
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Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
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She had me from the opening narration of the flash flood that sends her and her siblings climbing a tree and clinging for dear life--and what she says to her mother when they finally return to their homestead! This is a memoir voiced in the first per...more
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SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris
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David Sedaris is original, irreverent, a lacerating wit, pulls no punches--in other words, my kind of guy! I have never laughed so hard, cried so spontaneously, or wanted to buy a guy a cup of coffee so badly, just so I could hear more. What is there...more
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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This is, perhaps, my all-time favorite book. I have re-read it more times than I can count, from the time I was 10 years old, to now, at (murmur) years old. My husband, upon seeing me re-read it for the fourth time since he's known me, looked at me w...more
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The Book of Drugs by Mike Doughty
The Book of Drugs: A Memoir
by Mike Doughty
read in February, 2012
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I listen to and love M. Doughty's music, it is from-the-gut unique.(I've seen him perform live twice, as well,it was amazing!) His writing is openly confessional, but not arrogant, as some memoirists can be ("See what an interesting, on-the-edge life...more
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The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost
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This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain

Albert Einstein
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Robert Frost
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Mark Twain
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain

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