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  • #1
    John Steinbeck
    “I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #2
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #3
    Christopher Paolini
    “First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered... . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge. Be careful with your money. Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen.”
    Christopher Paolini, Eragon

  • #4
    Thomas Merton
    “Solitude is a way to defend the spirit against the murderous din of our materialism.”
    Thomas Merton

  • #5
    John Steinbeck
    “How can we live without our lives? How will we know it's us without our past?”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #6
    Anne Sexton
    “But I can't. Need is not quite belief.”
    Anne Sexton

  • #7
    John Steinbeck
    “I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
    John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

  • #8
    Richard Paul Evans
    “The assumption of time is one of humanity's greatest follies. We tell ourselves that there's always tomorrow, when we can no more predict tomorrow than we can the weather. Procrastination is the thief of dreams.”
    Richard Paul Evans, The Walk

  • #9
    Greg Behrendt
    “The time it takes to feel better about a breakup is directly proportional to the time it takes to feel better about yourself.”
    Greg Behrendt, It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy

  • #11
    Anaïs Nin
    “I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
    Anais Nin

  • #15
    Charlie Chaplin
    “Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.”
    Charlie Chaplin

  • #18
    John Steinbeck
    “But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #22
    John Steinbeck
    “Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #23
    John Steinbeck
    “And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #26
    John Steinbeck
    “When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you've got two new people.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #28
    John Steinbeck
    “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
    John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

  • #31
    And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
    “And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #33
    John Steinbeck
    “To be alive at all is to have scars. ”
    John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

  • #35
    John Steinbeck
    “I guess there are never enough books.”
    John Steinbeck, A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia

  • #36
    John Steinbeck
    “There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #37
    John Steinbeck
    “It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”
    John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

  • #38
    John Steinbeck
    “A man so painfully in love is capable of self-torture beyond belief.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #39
    John Steinbeck
    “It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.”
    John Steinbeck, شرق بهشت

  • #40
    John Steinbeck
    “As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.”
    John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

  • #41
    John Steinbeck
    “People who are most afraid of their dreams convince themselves they don't dream at all.”
    John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

  • #42
    John Steinbeck
    “Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #43
    John Steinbeck
    “A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.”
    John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

  • #44
    John Steinbeck
    “Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? ...Well, think about it. Maybe you're playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #45
    John Steinbeck
    “But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed - because 'Thou mayest.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #46
    John Steinbeck
    “It was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath



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