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  • #1
    Sherman Alexie
    “If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #2
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #3
    Sherman Alexie
    “The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don't know.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #4
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #5
    Sherman Alexie
    “Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #6
    Alfred Tennyson
    “Hope
    Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
    Whispering 'it will be happier'...”
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • #7
    Neil Gaiman
    “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

  • #8
    Sherman Alexie
    “I grabbed my book and opened it up.

    I wanted to smell it.

    Heck, I wanted to kiss it.

    Yes, kiss it.

    That's right, I am a book kisser.

    Maybe that's kind of perverted or maybe it's just romantic and highly intelligent.
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #9
    Elie Wiesel
    “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #10
    Sherman Alexie
    “Do you know why the Indian rain dances always worked? Because the Indians would keep dancing until it rained.”
    Sherman Alexie

  • #11
    Sherman Alexie
    “When it comes to death, we know that laughter and tears are pretty much the same thing.

    And so, laughing and crying, we said good-bye to my grandmother. And when we said goodbye to one grandmother, we said good-bye to all of them.

    Each funeral was a funeral for all of us.

    We lived and died together.

    All of us laughed when they lowered my grandmother into the ground.

    And all of us laughed when they covered her with dirt.

    And all of us laughed as we walked and drove and rode our way back to our lonely, lonely houses.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #12
    Dave Eggers
    “Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
    Dave Eggers

  • #13
    John Waters
    “If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!”
    John Waters

  • #14
    Sherman Alexie
    “When you resort to violence to prove a point, you’ve just experienced a profound failure of imagination.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World

  • #15
    Wally Lamb
    “Love is like breathing. You take it in and let it out.”
    Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone
    tags: love

  • #17
    Wally Lamb
    “All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn't protect you from the truth.”
    Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone

  • #19
    Wally Lamb
    “If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.”
    Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone

  • #20
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

  • #21
    Wally Lamb
    “I thought about how love was always the thing that did that - smashed into you, left you raw. The deeper you loved, the deeper it hurt.”
    Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone
    tags: hurt, love

  • #23
    Jay Asher
    “A lot of you cared, just not enough.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • #25
    Jay Asher
    “But you can't get away from yourself. You can't decide not to see yourself anymore. You can't decide to turn off the noise in your head.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • #28
    Jay Asher
    “I sat. And I thought. And the more I thought, connecting the events in my life, the more my heart collapsed.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • #29
    Stephenie Meyer
    “It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”
    Stephenie Meyer, The Host

  • #30
    Jay Asher
    “That's why you did it. You wanted your world to collapse around you. You wanted everything to get as dark as possible.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • #32
    Jay Asher
    “Because when you're posed, you know someone's watching. You put on your very best smile. You let your sweetest personality shine.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • #34
    Patricia McCormick
    “Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.”
    Patricia McCormick, Cut

  • #36
    Patricia McCormick
    “I imagine you working on me as an algebra problem, reducing me to fractions, crossing out common denominators, until there's nothing left on the page but a line that says x = whatever it is that is wrong with me.”
    Patricia McCormick, Cut

  • #37
    Patricia McCormick
    “Simply to endure is to triumph.”
    Patricia McCormick, Sold

  • #40
    Patricia McCormick
    “If you look hard enough, chaos turns into order the way letters turn into words.”
    Patricia McCormick, Sold

  • #42
    Patricia McCormick
    “Trying to remember, I have learned, is like trying to clutch a handful of fog. Trying to forget, like trying to hold back the monsoon.”
    Patricia McCormick, Sold



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