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  • #1
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #2
    Bob Dylan
    “I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.”
    Bob Dylan

  • #3
    Thomas Hardy
    “Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.”
    Thomas Hardy, The Personal Notebooks Of Thomas Hardy

  • #4
    Maya Angelou
    “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
    Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

  • #5
    Joan Baez
    “If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?”
    Joan Baez

  • #6
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #7
    Charles Dickens
    “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
    Charles Dickens

  • #8
    Sylvia Plath
    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #9
    Roald Dahl
    “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
    Go throw your TV set away,
    And in its place you can install
    A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
    Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”
    Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • #10
    Virginia Woolf
    “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #11
    Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    Robert Frost

  • #12
    Thomas Pynchon
    “Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”
    Thomas Pynchon

  • #13
    Pete Seeger
    “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ”
    Pete Seeger

  • #14
    S.E. Hinton
    “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
    S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

  • #15
    Johnny Cash
    “I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.”
    Johnny Cash

  • #16
    Virginia Woolf
    “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #17
    Charlotte Brontë
    “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.”
    Charlotte Brontë

  • #18
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #19
    Ann Radcliffe
    “A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. Store it with ideas, teach it the pleasure of thinking; and the temptations of the world without, will be counteracted by the gratifications derived from the world within.”
    Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • #20
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “I never change, I simply become more myself.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

  • #21
    Maya Angelou
    “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #22
    Lester Bangs
    “The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.”
    Lester Bangs

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    Jane Smiley
    “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
    Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

  • #25
    Roald Dahl
    “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
    Roald Dahl, Matilda

  • #26
    Anne Brontë
    “Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.”
    Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey