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    Michael Crichton
    “Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.”
    Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

  • #2
    “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
    Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
    Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
    Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
    Who has left the world better than he found it,
    Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
    Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
    Whose life was an inspiration;
    Whose memory a benediction.”
    Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #4
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series

  • #5
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #6
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #7
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is creative reading as well as creative writing.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #8
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #9
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #10
    Dr. Seuss
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
    Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

  • #11
    Dr. Seuss
    “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #12
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
    H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

  • #13
    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

  • #14
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

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    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #16
    C.S. Lewis
    “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
    C.S. Lewis
    tags: god

  • #17
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #18
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #19
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    Robert A. Heinlein
    tags: rah

  • #20
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth

  • #21
    Orson Scott Card
    “I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not "true" because we're hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define our own identity, and the most specific truth of all: our own self-story. Fiction, because it is not about someone who lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about oneself. --From the Introduction”
    Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

  • #22
    Judy Blume
    “The truth will make you odd.”
    Judy Blume

  • #23
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • #24
    Douglas Adams
    “He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #25
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart.”
    Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three

  • #26
    Bill Watterson
    “I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks. If you can just get most people to leave you alone, you're doing good. If you can find even one person you really like, you're lucky. And if that person can also stand you, you're really lucky.”
    Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

  • #27
    Bill Watterson
    “Reality continues to ruin my life.”
    Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

  • #28
    Orson Scott Card
    “Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
    Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

  • #29
    Orson Scott Card
    “Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it's joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief.

    Is it too much to think that perhaps God speaks to us sometimes through music?

    How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?”
    Orson Scott Card

  • #30
    Orson Scott Card
    “She worked her toes into the sand, feeling the tiny delicious pain of the friction of tiny chips of silicon against the tender flesh between her toes. That's life. It hurts, it's dirty, and it feels very, very good.”
    Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind



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