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  • #1
    Karen Blixen
    “The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the salt sea.”
    Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

  • #2
    Angie Thomas
    “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
    Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

  • #3
    Joseph Fink
    “She loved him the way one loves an old bridge or a wool sweater or the sound of a growing tulip.”
    Joseph Fink, Welcome to Night Vale

  • #4
    Mary Oliver
    I Go Down To The Shore

    I go down to the shore in the morning
    and depending on the hour the waves
    are rolling in or moving out,
    and I say, oh, I am miserable,
    what shall—
    what should I do? And the sea says
    in its lovely voice:
    Excuse me, I have work to do.”
    Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

  • #5
    Henry Rollins
    “The moon will never lie to anyone. Be like the moon. No one hates the moon or wants to kill it. The moon does not take antidepressants and never gets sent to prison. The moon never shot a guy in the face and ran away. The moon has been around a long time and has never tried to rip anyone off. The moon does not care who you want to touch or what color you are. The moon treats everyone the same. The moon never tries to get in on the guest list or use your name to impress others. Be like the moon. When others insult or belittle in an attempt to elevate themselves, the moon sits passively and watches, never lowering itself to anything that weak. The moon is beautiful and bright. It needs no makeup to look beautiful. The moon never shoves clouds out of its way so it can be seen. The moon needs not fame or money to be powerful. The moon never asks you to go to war to defend it. Be like the moon.”
    Henry Rollins, Solipsist

  • #6
    Tina Fey
    “So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #7
    Caitlyn Siehl
    “Do not fall in love with people like me.
    I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.
    I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.”
    Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems

  • #8
    Rainbow Rowell
    “He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts.”
    Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

  • #9
    Tina Fey
    “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #10
    Tina Fey
    “Lesson learned? When people say, "You really, really must" do something, it means you don't really have to. No one ever says, "You really, really must deliver the baby during labor." When it's true, it doesn't need to be said.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #11
    Marina Abramović
    “Because in the end you are really alone, whatever you do.”
    Marina Abramović

  • #12
    Marina Abramović
    “It is incredible how fear is built into you, by your parents and others surrounding you. You’re so innocent in the beginning; you don’t know.”
    Marina Abramović, Walk Through Walls: Becoming Marina Abramovic

  • #13
    Marina Abramović
    “For the first three months, I place each student at a table with a thousand pieces of white paper and a trash can underneath. Every day they have to sit at the table for several hours and write ideas. They put the ideas they like on the right side of the table; the ones they don’t like, they put in the trash. But we don’t throw out the trash. After three months, I only take the ideas from the trash can. I don’t even look at the ideas they liked. Because the trash can is a treasure trove of things they’re afraid to do.”
    Marina Abramović, Walk Through Walls: Becoming Marina Abramovic

  • #14
    Marina Abramović
    “The hardest thing to do is something that is close to nothing.”
    Marina Abramovic