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  • #1
    Charles Bukowski
    “I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone. On the other hand, when I got drunk I screamed, went crazy, got all out of hand. One kind of behavior didn't fit the other. I didn't care.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #2
    Charles Bukowski
    “I was glad I wasn’t in love, that I wasn’t happy with the world. I like being at odds with everything. People in love often become edgy, dangerous. They lose their sense of perspective.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #3
    Charles Bukowski
    “Pain is strange. A cat killing a bird, a car accident, a fire…. Pain arrives, BANG, and there it is, it sits on you. It’s real. And to anybody watching, you look foolish. Like you’ve suddenly become an idiot. There’s no cure for it unless you know somebody who understands how you feel, and knows how to help.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #4
    Charles Bukowski
    “He’s sick on the dream. We’re all sick on the dream, that’s why we’re out here.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #5
    Charles Bukowski
    “I think I need a drink.'
    'Almost everybody does only they don't know it.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #6
    Alice Munro
    “He said that we had just had an argument, what more did I want?
    It was too polite, I said.”
    Alice Munro, Dear Life

  • #7
    David Nicholls
    “Can I say something?'
    'Go on'
    'I'm a little drunk'
    'Me too. That's okay.'
    'Just....I missed you, you know.'
    'I missed you too.'
    'But so, so much, Dexter. There were so many things I wanted to talk to you about, and you weren't there-'
    'same here.'
    'I tell you what it is. It's.....When I didn't see you, I thought about you every day, I mean EVERY DAY in some way or another-'
    'same here.'
    '-Even if it was just "I wish Dexter could see this" or "Where's Dexter now?" or "Christ that Dexter, what an idiot", you know what I mean, and seeing you today, well, I thought I'd got you back - my BEST friend. And now all this, the wedding, the baby- I'm so happy for you, Dex, but it feels like I've lost you again.'-

    -'You know what happens you have a family, your responsibilities change, you lose touch with people'
    'It won't be like that, I promise.'
    'Do you?'
    'Absolutely'
    'You swear? No more disappearing?'
    'I won't if you won't.'
    Their lips touched now, mouths pursed tight, their eyes open, both of them stock still. The moment held, a kind of glorious confusion.”
    David Nicholls, One Day

  • #8
    David Nicholls
    “If you have to keep a secret it's because you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.”
    David Nicholls, One Day

  • #9
    David Nicholls
    “Dexter, I love you so much. So, so much, and I probably always will. I just don't like you anymore. I'm sorry.”
    David Nicholls, One Day

  • #10
    Daniel Defoe
    “The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.”
    Daniel Defoe

  • #11
    Orhan Pamuk
    “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”
    Orhan Pamuk, Snow

  • #12
    Katie Klein
    “I marvel at how even the wrong choices can keep us on the right path. How the worst mistake can wind up being the best thing that ever happened to us.”
    Katie Klein, Cross My Heart

  • #13
    Katie Klein
    “I think you fall in love with someone when you least expect to. When it’s the last thing you want. That’s what’s so great about it.”
    Katie Klein, Cross My Heart

  • #14
    Katie Klein
    “Maybe. But you know, when you love someone you love them. And every day you sit back pretending that you don't is one less day you have with him.”
    Katie Klein, Cross My Heart

  • #15
    Oprah Winfrey
    “There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you’re holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you’re wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn’t receive.”
    Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure

  • #16
    Edith Pearlman
    “He gave her that last word. He gave her his love. He would think of her almost every day for the rest of his life. Only his presence would he withhold.”
    Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories

  • #17
    “Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place.”
    Robert Brault

  • #18
    “I Have Found that If You Love Life Life will Love You Back”
    Robert Brault, Round Up The Usual Subjects: Thoughts On Just About Everything

  • #19
    “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
    Robert Brault

  • #20
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #21
    Albert Camus
    “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
    Albert Camus

  • #22
    Albert Camus
    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    Albert Camus

  • #23
    Albert Camus
    “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
    Albert Camus

  • #24
    Albert Camus
    “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
    Albert Camus

  • #25
    Albert Camus
    “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
    Albert Camus

  • #26
    Albert Camus
    “You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”
    Albert Camus, The Fall

  • #27
    Albert Camus
    “But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
    Albert Camus

  • #28
    Albert Camus
    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
    Albert Camus

  • #29
    Albert Camus
    “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

    And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
    Albert Camus

  • #30
    Albert Camus
    “There is not love of life without despair about life.”
    Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays



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