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  • #1
    Bill Watterson
    “I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #2
    Ian McEwan
    “The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ”
    Ian McEwan, Atonement

  • #3
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #4
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #5
    Bill Bryson
    “But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”
    Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

  • #6
    Salman Rushdie
    “Knowledge was never simply born in the human mind; it was always reborn. The relaying of wisdom from one age to the next, this cycle of rebirths: this was wisdom.”
    Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence

  • #7
    Tove Jansson
    “I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.

    Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven't said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.”
    Tove Jansson

  • #8
    Tan Twan Eng
    “Some element in the air between us changed, as though a wind that had been blowing gently had come to an abrupt stillness.”
    Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists

  • #9
    Norton Juster
    “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
    Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

  • #10
    Bill Watterson
    “That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!”
    Bill Watterson, Weirdos From Another Planet: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Six: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

  • #11
    Gustave Flaubert
    “I'm absolutely removed from the world at such times...The hours go by without my knowing it. Sitting there I'm wandering in countries I can see every detail of - I'm playing a role in the story I'm reading. I actually feel I'm the characters - I live and breath with them.”
    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

  • #12
    Gustave Flaubert
    “At the bottom of her heart, however, she was waiting for something to happen. Like shipwrecked sailors, she turned despairing eyes upon the solitude of her life, seeking afar off some white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know what this chance would be, what wind would bring it her, towards what shore it would drive her, if it would be a shallop or a three-decker, laden with anguish or full of bliss to the portholes. But each morning, as she awoke, she hoped it would come that day; she listened to every sound, sprang up with a start, wondered that it did not come; then at sunset, always more saddened, she longed for the morrow.”
    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

  • #13
    Bill Watterson
    “Reality continues to ruin my life.”
    Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

  • #14
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”
    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace