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  • #1
    Elie Wiesel
    “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”
    elie wiesel

  • #3
    Anne Frank
    “If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.”
    Anne Frank

  • #11
    Carol Matas
    “We are alive. We are human, with good and bad in us. That's all we know for sure. We can't create a new species or a new world. That's been done. Now we have to live within those boundaries . What are our choices? We can despair and curse, and change nothing. We can choose evil like our enemies have done and create a world based on hate. Or we can try to make things better.”
    Carol Matas, Daniel's Story

  • #12
    Markus Zusak
    “Summer came.
    For the book thief, everything was going nicely.
    For me, the sky was the color of Jews.

    When their bodies had finished scouring for gaps in the door, their souls rose up. When their fingernails had scratched at the wood and in some cases were nailed into it by the sheer force of desperation, their spirits came toward me, into my arms, and we climbed out of those shower facilities, onto the roof and up, into eternity's certain breadth. They just kept feeding me. Minute after minute. Shower after shower.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #17
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #18
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #20
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  • #20
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #21
    Jane Yolen
    “Fiction cannot recite the numbing numbers, but it can be that witness, that memory. A storyteller can attempt to tell the human tale, can make a galaxy out of the chaos, can point to the fact that some people survived even as most people died. And can remind us that the swallows still sing around the smokestacks.”
    Jane Yolen

  • #22
    Elie Wiesel
    “I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it…”
    Elie Wiesel, Night

  • #22
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #23
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #23
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #24
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #24
    C.S. Lewis
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #25
    Cormac McCarthy
    “If only my heart were stone.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #25
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #26
    Ruskin Bond
    “and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
    Ruskin Bond, Scenes from a Writer's Life

  • #27
    Cormac McCarthy
    “When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #27
    Christopher Paolini
    “Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eldest

  • #28
    Sarah Dessen
    “What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

  • #28
    J.K. Rowling
    “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
    J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #28
    Christopher Paolini
    “It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this books survives, his ideas live.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eragon

  • #29
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.”
    Ellen DeGeneres

  • #29
    Christopher Paolini
    “The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eragon

  • #30
    Christopher Paolini
    “Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eldest

  • #31
    Christopher Paolini
    “It is foolish to conjure up woe where none exists.”
    Christopher Paolini

  • #31
    Ann Brashares
    “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.”
    Ann Brashares, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

  • #32
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren't on our lists, people we've never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



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