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  • #1
    Anaïs Nin
    “When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.”
    Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

  • #2
    Carl Sagan
    “I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.”
    Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

  • #3
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #4
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #5
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    “Well, someone slap my butt and give me a hero cookie. (Nick)”
    Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinity

  • #6
    Ned Vizzini
    “I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”
    Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

  • #7
    “I'm the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then suddenly everyone had a class with her.”
    Tom Leveen, Party

  • #8
    George Sand
    “We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.”
    George Sand, Mauprat

  • #9
    Voltaire
    “One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion”
    Voltaire

  • #10
    Megan McCafferty
    “Don't talk to strangers. Don't do drugs. Don't smoke. Don't drink and drive. Don't have sex. Wear a condom. Wear sunblock. Wear a seat belt. Wear a helmet. If you see something, say something. Just say no. Stop, drop, and roll. Stop, look, and listen. Look both ways before you cross the street...

    Safety is an illusion. Bad things can happen to anyone at any time, whether you follow the rules or not. You can check left, check right, check left again before you step off the curb and into the crosswalk, but that won't stop an anonymous asshole in his shitty pickup from putting you in intensive care...”
    Megan McCafferty, Perfect Fifths

  • #11
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #12
    Thomas Paine
    “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
    Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

  • #13
    Brooks Atkinson
    “The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.”
    Brooks Atkinson

  • #14
    Eric Schmidt
    “A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don't do it.”
    Eric Schmidt

  • #15
    George Carlin
    “Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

    But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!”
    George Carlin

  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
    Mark Twain

  • #17
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    “Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  • #18
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #19
    Socrates
    “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
    Socrates

  • #20
    Sherwood Smith
    “It would have been funny if I had been an observer and not a participant, an idea that gave me a disconcerting insight into gossip. As I walked beside the silent Tamara, I realized that despite how entertaining certain stories were, at the bottom of every item of gossip there was someone getting hurt.”
    Sherwood Smith, Court Duel

  • #21
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner...if I let it slip from my tongue, I am ITS prisoner.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #22
    Susan Wittig Albert
    “The worst thing about talk ... is that there's no way to lay it to rest. Every fresh breeze brings a new speculation.”
    Susan Wittig Albert, The Tale of Hill Top Farm

  • #23
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

  • #24
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #25
    Benjamin Franklin
    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

  • #26
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #27
    Stephen Fry
    “My first words, as I was being born [...] I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up one of those.”
    Stephen Fry

  • #28
    Mark A. Roeder
    “The whole world goes on and on about love. Poets spend their lives writing about it. Everyone thinks it's the most wonderful thing. But, when you mention two guys in love, they forget all that and freak out.”
    Mark A. Roeder, Outfield Menace

  • #29
    Anton Szandor LaVey
    “Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!”
    Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible

  • #30
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “A moral system valid for all is basically immoral.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche



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