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  • #1
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Thomas A. Edison
    “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
    Thomas A. Edison

  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #5
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #6
    George Carlin
    “He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.”
    George Carlin

  • #7
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

  • #8
    Isabel Allende
    “The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.”
    Isabel Allende

  • #9
    “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

  • #10
    Mario Puzo
    “You cannot say 'no' to the people you love, not often. That's the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a 'yes'. Or you have to make them say 'no.' You have to take time and trouble.”
    Mario Puzo, The Godfather

  • #11
    Robin LaFevers
    “What is it like?"

    "What is what like?"

    "Death. What is death like?"

    "He is quiet and still, and oh, so peaceful. Fear will no longer hold any sway over you, nor will worry or sadness. Can you think of a time when you were especially tired? Perhaps after a long day of travel? Do you remember how lovely it was to climb into your feather bed that night? How grateful your tired limbs were? How welcoming it felt? How delicious to close your eyes and finally rest?"


    "It is just like that.”
    Robin LaFevers, Mortal Heart

  • #12
    Robin LaFevers
    “When one has made as many mistakes as I have, one becomes very familiar with the fullness of God's grace and mercy.”
    Robin LaFevers, Mortal Heart

  • #13
    Stephen Hawking
    “Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
    Stephen Hawking

  • #14
    Arturo Pérez-Reverte
    “Never trust a man who reads only one book.”
    Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Purity of Blood

  • #15
    J.D. Vance
    “Barack Obama strikes at the heart of our deepest insecurities. He is a good father while many of us aren’t. He wears suits to his job while we wear overalls, if we’re lucky enough to have a job at all. His wife tells us that we shouldn’t be feeding our children certain foods, and we hate her for it—not because we think she’s wrong but because we know she’s right. Many”
    J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

  • #16
    J.D. Vance
    “What separates the successful from the unsuccessful are the expectations that they had for their own lives. Yet the message of the right is increasingly: It’s not your fault that you’re a loser; it’s the government’s fault.”
    J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

  • #17
    J.D. Vance
    “Pajamas? Poor people don’t wear pajamas. We fall asleep in our underwear or blue jeans. To this day, I find the very notion of pajamas an unnecessary elite indulgence, like caviar or electric ice cube makers.”
    J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

  • #18
    J.D. Vance
    “There is no group of Americans more pessimistic than working-class whites. Well over half of blacks, Latinos, and college-educated whites expect that their children will fare better economically than they have. Among working-class whites, only 44 percent share that expectation.”
    J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    Maria Semple
    “Maybe that’s what religion is, hurling yourself off a cliff and trusting that something bigger will take care of you and carry you to the right place.”
    Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • #21
    Kathleen Norris
    “Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.”
    Kathleen Norris

  • #22
    Kathleen Norris
    “If grace is so wonderful, why do we have such difficulty recognizing and accepting it? Maybe it's because grace is not gentle or made-to-order. It often comes disguised as loss, or failure, or unwelcome change.”
    Kathleen Norris

  • #23
    Michael   Lewis
    “The pleasure of rooting for Goliath is that you can expect to win. The pleasure of rooting for David is that, while you don’t know what to expect, you stand at least a chance of being inspired.”
    Michael Lewis, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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    Winston S. Churchill
    “If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them at any rate be your acquaintances. If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #26
    C.V. Wedgwood
    “An educated man should know everything about something and something about everything”
    Veronica Wedgwood

  • #27
    John F. Kennedy
    “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

    [Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962]
    John F. Kennedy