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  • #1
    Ray Bradbury
    “e-books "smell like burned fuel”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #2
    Jack London
    “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
    Jack London

  • #3
    Jack London
    “But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called -- called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come.”
    Jack London, The Call of the Wild

  • #4
    Knut Hamsun
    “The writer must be able to revel and roll in the abundance of words; he must know not only the direct but also the secret power of a word. There are overtones and undertones to a word, and lateral echoes, too.”
    Knut Hamsun

  • #5
    Jack London
    “He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”
    Jack London, The Call of the Wild

  • #6
    Nikolai Chernyshevsky
    “But does it really help if a person doesn't realize what he lacks, or, if he does, he insists that he doesn't need it at all? That's an illusion, a fantasy. Human nature is stifled by reason, circumstances, and pride. It keeps silent and doesn't make itself known to one's consciousness, all the while silently doing its work of undermining life.”
    Nikolai Chernyshevsky, What Is to Be Done?

  • #7
    Jack London
    “To be able to forget means sanity.”
    Jack London, The Star Rover

  • #8
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #9
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #10
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #11
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #12
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #13
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “But how could you live and have no story to tell?”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights

  • #14
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “The soul is healed by being with children.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #15
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #16
    Alexandre Dumas
    “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
    " Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
    Alexandre Dumas

  • #17
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #18
    William Faulkner
    “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”
    William Faulkner, Essays, Speeches & Public Letters

  • #19
    William Faulkner
    “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
    William Faulkner

  • #20
    Maya Angelou
    “When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #21
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #22
    Louisa May Alcott
    “I ask not for any crown
    But that which all may win;
    Nor try to conquer any world
    Except the one within.”
    Louisa May Alcott

  • #23
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He was not thinking that the Christian law which he had wanted to follow all his life prescribed that he forgive and love his enemies; but the joyful feeling of love and forgiveness of his enemies filled his soul.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #24
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “What is most vile and despicable about money is that it even confers talent. And it will do so until the end of the world.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #25
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “We loved with a love that was more than love.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #26
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #27
    Leo Tolstoy
    “I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be. -Dolly”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #28
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms

  • #29
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Teach French and unteach sincerity.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #30
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche



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