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  • #1
    “We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.”
    John Wesley Powell

  • #2
    Pearl S. Buck
    “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that
    without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”
    Pearl S. Buck

  • #3
    Kent Haruf
    “You have to believe in yourself despite the evidence.”
    Kent Haruf

  • #4
    Lisa Renee Jones
    “We are two messed-up people destined to destroy each other, but I can't walk away. No. Can't isn't the issue. I simply don't want to.”
    Lisa Renee Jones, If I Were You

  • #5
    Samantha Young
    “Gentlemen are gentlemen in bed. They make sure you're having a good time."

    "I'll make sure you're having a good time, and that you're okay with everything. I just won't be well mannered about it.”
    Samantha Young, On Dublin Street

  • #6
    Roberto Bolaño
    “Only in chaos are we conceivable.”
    Roberto Bolaño, 2666

  • #7
    Roberto Bolaño
    “For a moment the two of them looked at each other, wordless, as if they were asleep and their dreams had converged on common ground, a place where sound was alien.”
    Roberto Bolaño, 2666

  • #8
    Antonia Michaelis
    “I don't know what happened between the two of you. I don't know if it can be forgiven. The hardest thing always is to forgive yourself.”
    Antonia Michaelis, The Storyteller

  • #9
    Marcus Valerius Martialis
    “Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.”
    Marcus Valerius Martialis

  • #10
    Steph Campbell
    “When she left, it was like someone had ripped my heart out, crumbled it up like a flimsy piece of loose leaf paper and crammed it back into my chest. It somehow managed to work, but it would never, ever feel the same.”
    Stephanie Campbell, My Heart for Yours

  • #11
    David Levithan
    “I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.”
    David Levithan, Every Day

  • #12
    Morrissey
    “It was probably nothing but it felt like the world.”
    Morrissey, Autobiography

  • #13
    George S. Patton Jr.
    “A man is not measured by how much he can take and stand but by how fast he regains once fallen.”
    George S. Patton Jr.

  • #14
    Chris Gardner
    “But if you don’t take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head!”
    Chris Gardner, Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

  • #15
    Chris Gardner
    “If you have a dream and a desire to pursue it with every fiber of your being, but can’t move past excuses or circumstances that seem to be standing in your way, there is a life lesson ahead with your name on it. If you are tired of the status quo and are dying to shake up your life, reinvent yourself, and find a pursuit you love doing so much that you can’t wait for the sun to come up in the morning, you’ve come to the right place. If”
    Chris Gardner, Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

  • #16
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #17
    Mik Everett
    “If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.”
    Mik Everett

  • #18
    Catherine Ryan Hyde
    “What's weird is when you mean a lot more to somebody else than they ever meant to you. I mean, a whole lot more. Like life on two whole different planets.”
    Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay It Forward

  • #19
    Penelope Ward
    “Sometimes, it takes losing everything to make you realize what you really need.”
    Penelope Ward, Cocky Bastard

  • #20
    Jennifer Echols
    “On a sigh he brought up his hand and used one long finger to brush a dark curl away from my face. With the saddest look in his eyes, he said, "A girl needs to be held right now, and comforted, and told that everything is going to be okay. I'm sorry I can't do that for you. I don't have any of that left."

    "I have a little," I said, "and I'll lend it to you.”
    Jennifer Echols, Such a Rush

  • #21
    Jennifer Echols
    “When I’m with you," he began again, "it’s like… I still don’t feel normal. But I can see normal at twelve o’clock on the horizon." He pointed past me, through the windshield of an imaginary airplane. "At least I know normal is still out there. I’ve spent the last three months not sure of that at all.”
    Jennifer Echols, Such a Rush

  • #22
    Katie McGarry
    “I don’t know what love is very well either, but I hope it feels like this”
    Katie McGarry, Chasing Impossible

  • #23
    Katrina Leno
    “All the way back home, I could still feel him. It was like he had never left.”
    Katrina Leno, The Lost & Found

  • #24
    William  Boyd
    “It's true: lives do drift apart for no obvious reason. We're all busy people,we can't spend our time simply trying to stay in touch. The test of a friendship is if it can weather these inevitable gaps.”
    William Boyd, Any Human Heart

  • #25
    Walker Evans
    “Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
    Walker Evans

  • #26
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don't. They just want the fun of eating it all over again. The matron doesn't want to repeat her girlhood - she wants to repeat her honeymoon. I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #27
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

  • #28
    Rainbow Rowell
    “Do you feel like he ignores you?"

    "No. I feel like he doesn't see me.”
    Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

  • #29
    Amanda Howells
    “I’m a realist,” I replied stubbornly, “not a romantic. Romantics
    are always disappointed.”
    “Maybe they’re disappointed because they’re always surrounded
    by realists.” Simon countered.”
    Amanda Howells, The Summer of Skinny Dipping

  • #30
    Ira Levin
    “You are only partly alive.”
    Ira Levin, This Perfect Day



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