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  • #1
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

  • #2
    Ted Hughes
    “The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
    Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

  • #3
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #4
    James Baldwin
    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
    James Baldwin

  • #5
    Emily Brontë
    “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #6
    George Bernard Shaw
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
    George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  • #7
    S.E. Hinton
    “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
    S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

  • #8
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #9
    Iris Murdoch
    “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
    Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature

  • #10
    E.B. White
    “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #11
    E.B. White
    “Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
    E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

  • #12
    William Ernest Henley
    “It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.”
    William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death;

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Mother Teresa
    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #15
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #16
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #17
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #18
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #19
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #20
    Gene Stratton-Porter
    “If you are lazy, and accept your lot, you may live in it. If you are willing to work, you can write your name anywhere you choose.”
    Gene Stratton-Porter, A Girl of the Limberlost

  • #21
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

  • #22
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #23
    Harper Lee
    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #24
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #25
    Toni Morrison
    “At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #26
    Toni Morrison
    “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #27
    William Shakespeare
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #28
    Michael Pollan
    “He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”
    Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

  • #29
    Harper Lee
    “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #30
    Veronica Roth
    “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent



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