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  • #181
    Thor Heyerdahl
    “Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.”
    Thor Heyerdahl

  • #182
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #183
    Rick Riordan
    “Where's the glory in repeating what others have done?”
    Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

  • #184
    Jorge Amado
    “The world is like that -- incomprehensible and full of surprises .”
    Jorge Amado, Gabriela, clavo y canela

  • #185
    David Henry Hwang
    “I'm happy. Which often looks like crazy.”
    David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly

  • #186
    Charles Bukowski
    “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #187
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #188
    Paula Danziger
    “When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.”
    Paula Danziger

  • #189
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
    H.P. Lovecraft

  • #190
    William S. Burroughs
    “Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #191
    Annie Proulx
    “You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.”
    Annie Proulx

  • #192
    Paulo Coelho
    “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #193
    Will Shortz
    “As human beings, we have a natural compulsion to fill empty spaces.”
    Will Shortz

  • #194
    Edgar Rice Burroughs
    “Am I alive and a reality, or am I but a dream?”
    Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Return of Tarzan

  • #195
    John Locke
    “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
    John Locke

  • #196
    Robert Crumb
    “Keep on truckin'”
    R. Crumb

  • #197
    W.H. Auden
    “We must love one another or die”
    W.H. Auden

  • #198
    Eugene Field
    “No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.”
    Eugene Field

  • #199
    John Green
    “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #200
    Leo Tolstoy
    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
    Leo Tolstoy , Anna Karenina

  • #201
    D.H. Lawrence
    “For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”
    D.H. Lawrence

  • #202
    Michael Ondaatje
    “She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.”
    Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

  • #203
    Anna Deavere Smith
    “Each person has a literature inside them.”
    Anna Deavere Smith

  • #204
    William Golding
    “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”
    William Golding, Lord of the Flies

  • #205
    Jude Deveraux
    “Love can make even nice people do awful things.”
    Jude Deveraux

  • #206
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #207
    Euripides
    “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
    Euripides, The Bacchae

  • #208
    Cassandra Clare
    “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #209
    Jane Smiley
    “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
    Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

  • #210
    Confucius
    “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
    Confucius



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