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  • #1
    Roald Dahl
    “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
    Roald Dahl, Matilda

  • #2
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #3
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards.”
    Rudyard Kipling, Under The Deodars

  • #4
    Rudyard Kipling
    “We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

  • #5
    Rudyard Kipling
    “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works

  • #6
    Rudyard Kipling
    “A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.”
    Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills

  • #7
    Rudyard Kipling
    “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

  • #8
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Cat That Walked By Himself

  • #9
    Rudyard Kipling
    “Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #10
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #11
    Rudyard Kipling
    “No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #12
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #13
    Rudyard Kipling
    “Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;
    And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back --
    For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #14
    Rudyard Kipling
    “Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade.”
    Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse

  • #15
    Rudyard Kipling
    “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #16
    Rudyard Kipling
    “The world is very lovely, and it's very horrible--and it doesn't care about your life or mine or anything else.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

  • #17
    Rudyard Kipling
    “This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.”
    Rudyard Kipling, Kim

  • #18
    Rudyard Kipling
    “We had a kettle; we let it leak:
    Our not repairing made it worse.
    We haven't had any tea for a week...
    The bottom is out of the Universe.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling

  • #19
    Rudyard Kipling
    “At two o'clock in the morning, if you open your window and listen,
    You will hear the feet of the Wind that is going to call the sun.
    And the trees in the Shadow rustle and the trees in the moonlight glisten,
    And though it is deep, dark night, you feel that the night is done.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #20
    Rudyard Kipling
    “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #21
    Rudyard Kipling
    “Asia is not going to be civilised after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #22
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I have my own matches and sulphur, and I'll make my own hell.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed
    tags: hell, life

  • #23
    Rudyard Kipling
    “And the first rude sketch that the world has seen
    was joy to his mighty heart,
    Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it art?”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

  • #24
    Rudyard Kipling
    “I have seen something of this world," she said over the trays, "and there are but two sorts of women in it-- those who take the strength out of a man, and those who put it back. Once I was that one, and now I am this.”
    Rudyard Kipling, Kim

  • #25
    Rudyard Kipling
    “She is intensely human, and lives to look upon life.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #26
    Rudyard Kipling
    “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”
    Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed [Illustrated]

  • #27
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #28
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #29
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #30
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde



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