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  • #1
    Orson Scott Card
    “Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
    Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

  • #2
    Frank McCourt
    “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
    Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

  • #3
    Pablo Picasso
    “Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #4
    Suzanne Collins
    “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #5
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
    “A man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

  • #6
    China Miéville
    “A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.”
    China Miéville, King Rat

  • #7
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #8
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination

  • #9
    John le Carré
    “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
    John le Carré

  • #10
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    “If you can't be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart.”
    Lois McMaster Bujold, Labyrinth

  • #11
    Erin Hunter
    “Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together... and shake the forest to its roots.”
    Erin Hunter, Midnight

  • #12
    George S. Patton Jr.
    “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
    George S. Patton

  • #13
    Abraham H. Maslow
    “To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”
    Abraham Maslow

  • #14
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    St. Augustine

  • #15
    William Arthur Ward
    “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
    William Arthur Ward

  • #16
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
    Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

  • #17
    C.S. Lewis
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #18
    George Saunders
    “Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
    George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

  • #19
    Philip K. Dick
    “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
    Philip K. Dick, VALIS

  • #20
    Henry Miller
    “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
    Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

  • #21
    George Santayana
    “Sanity is a madness put to good uses.”
    George Santayana , The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings

  • #22
    Kahlil Gibran
    “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
    Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

  • #23
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #24
    Nadezhda Mandelstam
    “I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.”
    Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope Against Hope

  • #25
    Nelson Mandela
    “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #26
    Judy Blume
    “My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
    Judy Blume

  • #27
    James Joyce
    “And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.”
    James Joyce

  • #28
    Dylan Thomas
    “Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
    Dylan Thomas, In Country Sleep, and Other Poems

  • #29
    Roald Amundsen
    “Adventure is just bad planning.”
    Roald Amundsen

  • #30
    William Shakespeare
    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar



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