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  • #1
    Martin Amis
    “Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.”
    Martin Amis, The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11

  • #2
    Jennifer Egan
    “I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.”
    Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

  • #3
    Agatha Christie
    “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
    Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

  • #4
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #5
    Gore Vidal
    “The unfed mind devours itself.”
    Gore Vidal

  • #6
    John le Carré
    “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
    John le Carré

  • #7
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #8
    “Tis the night—the night
    Of the grave's delight,
    And the warlocks are at their play;
    Ye think that without,
    The wild winds shout,
    But no, it is they—it is they!”
    Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Halloween: A Romaunt

  • #9
    Howard Nemerov
    “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”
    Howard Nemerov

  • #10
    Isaac Newton
    “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
    Isaac Newton, The Correspondence Of Isaac Newton

  • #11
    Douglas Coupland
    “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.”
    Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

  • #12
    Umberto Eco
    “Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...”
    Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

  • #13
    Osip Mandelstam
    “My turn shall also come:
    I sense the spreading of a wing.”
    Osip Mandelstam, The Selected Poems

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