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  • #1
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #2
    John Green
    “May I see you again?" he asked. There was an endearing nervousness in his voice.

    I smiled. "Sure."

    "Tomorrow?" he asked.

    "Patience, grasshopper," I counseled. "You don't want to seem overeager.

    "Right, that's why I said tomorrow," he said. "I want to see you again tonight. But I'm willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow." I rolled my eyes. "I'm serious," he said.

    "You don't even know me," I said. I grabbed the book from the center console. "How about I call you when I finish this?"

    "But you don't even have my phone number," he said.

    "I strongly suspect you wrote it in this book."

    He broke out into that goofy smile. "And you say we don't know each other.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #3
    Markus Zusak
    “Hair the color of lemons,'" Rudy read. His fingers touched the words. "You told him about me?"

    At first, Liesel could not talk. Perhaps it was the sudden bumpiness of love she felt for him. Or had she always loved him? It's likely. Restricted as she was from speaking, she wanted him to kiss her. She wanted him to drag her hand across and pull her over. It didn't matter where. Her mouth, her neck, her cheek. Her skin was empty for it, waiting.

    Years ago, when they'd raced on a muddy field, Rudy was a hastily assembled set of bones, with a jagged, rocky smile. In the trees this afternoon, he was a giver of bread and teddy bears. He was a triple Hitler Youth athletics champion. He was her best friend. And he was a month from his death.

    Of course I told him about you," Liesel said.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #4
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    “Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage.

    "It makes me feel as if something had hit me," Sara had told Ermengarde once in confidence. "And as if I want to hit back. I have to remember things quickly to keep from saying something ill-tempered.”
    Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

  • #5
    Charles Dickens
    “It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  • #6
    Charles Dickens
    “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  • #7
    Charles Dickens
    “And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  • #8
    J.M. Barrie
    “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #9
    J.M. Barrie
    “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #10
    J.M. Barrie
    “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #11
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “Margaret was not a ready lover, but where she loved she loved passionately, and with no small degree of jealousy.”
    Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

  • #12
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.”
    Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

  • #13
    Edith Wharton
    “But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart.”
    Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

  • #14
    Edith Wharton
    “I shan't be lonely now. I was lonely; I was afraid. But the emptiness and the darkness are gone; when I turn back into myself now I'm like a child going at night into a room where there's always a light.”
    Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

  • #15
    Walter Scott
    “For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.”
    Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

  • #16
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    “Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
    Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

  • #17
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    “When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn't said afterward. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in--that's stronger. It's a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
    Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

  • #18
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    “If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”
    Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

  • #19
    George Eliot
    “A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing even on sliding stones.”
    George Eliot, Silas Marner

  • #20
    George Eliot
    “A child, more than all other gifts
    That earth can offer to declining man,
    Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts."
    —WORDSWORTH.”
    George Eliot, Silas Marner

  • #21
    George Eliot
    “In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's.”
    George Eliot, Silas Marner

  • #22
    Charles Dickens
    “And thus ever by day and night, under the sun and under the stars, climbing the dusty hills and toiling along the weary plains, journeying by land and journeying by sea, coming and going so strangely, to meet and to act and react on one another, move all we restless travellers through the pilgrimage of life.”
    Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

  • #23
    Katharine Weber
    “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go.”
    Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson

  • #24
    Margaret Mitchell
    “Suddenly she felt strong and happy. She was not afraid of the darkness or the fog and she knew with a singing in her heart that she would never fear them again. No matter what mists might curl around her in the future, she knew her refuge. She started briskly up the street toward home and the blocks seemed very long. Far, far too long. She caught up her skirts to her knees and began to run lightly. But this time she was not running from fear. She was running because Rhett's arms were at the end of the street.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #25
    Nicholas Sparks
    “There are guys who grow up thinking they'll settle down some distant time in the future, and there are guys who are ready for marriage as soon as they meet the right person. The former bore me, mainly because they're pathetic; and the latter, quite frankly, are hard to find. But it's the serious ones I'm interested in, and it takes time to find a guy like that whom I'm equally interested in. I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

  • #26
    Lisa Kleypas
    “It seemed as if some subtle current of recognition had passed between them... not as if they had met before... but as if they had come close several times until finally an impatient Fate had forced their paths to intersect.”
    Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

  • #27
    Jayne Ann Krentz
    “Readers understand that the books celebrate female power. In the romance novel, the woman always wins. With courage, intelligence and gentleness she brings the most dangerous creature on the earth, the human male, to his knees.”
    Jayne Ann Krentz

  • #28
    Doris Lessing
    “Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.”
    Doris Lessing

  • #29
    Boris Pasternak
    “I don't think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.”
    Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

  • #30
    Boris Pasternak
    “About dreams. It is usually taken for granted that you dream of something that has made a particularly strong impression on you during the day, but it seems to me it´s just the contrary. Often it´s something you paid no attention to at the time -- a vague thought that you didn´t bother to think out to the end, words spoken without feeling and which passed unnoticed -- these are the things that return at night, clothed in flesh and blood, and they become the subjects of dreams, as if to make up for having been ignored during waking hours.”
    Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago



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