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  • #1
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #2
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #3
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #4
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #5
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

  • #6
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was ....”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #7
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I love her, and that's the beginning and end of everything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: love

  • #8
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “She was feeling the pressure of the world outside and she wanted to see him and feel his presence beside her and be reassured that she was doing the right thing after all.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #9
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Sometimes I don't know whether I'm real or whether I'm a character in one of my novels.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #10
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue, and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #11
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #12
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

  • #13
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #14
    Ernest Hemingway
    “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #15
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • #16
    Ernest Hemingway
    “If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.”
    Ernest Hemingway
    tags: love

  • #17
    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #18
    E.E. Cummings
    “To be nobody but
    yourself in a world
    which is doing its best day and night to make you like
    everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
    which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #19
    Jon Krakauer
    “Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

  • #20
    Jon Krakauer
    “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

  • #21
    Jon Krakauer
    “We like companionship, see, but we can't stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the hell out again.”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

  • #22
    Jon Krakauer
    “It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

  • #23
    Jon Krakauer
    “Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often.”
    Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

  • #24
    Harper Lee
    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #25
    Harper Lee
    “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
    - Atticus Finch”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #26
    Harper Lee
    “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #27
    Harper Lee
    “With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #28
    Harper Lee
    “If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. It's because he wants to stay inside.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #30
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain



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