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  • #1
    Lorraine Hansberry
    “The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.”
    Lorraine Hansberry

  • #2
    Elizabeth Kostova
    “When you handle books all day long, every new one is a friend and a temptation.”
    Elizabeth Kostovia, The Historian

  • #3
    Sarah Blake
    “every story - love or war - is a story about looking left when we should have been looking right.”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress

  • #4
    Sarah Blake
    “It began, as it often does, with a woman putting her ducks in a row.”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress

  • #5
    Sarah Blake
    “She imagined she could pull Time like taffy, stretching it longer and longer between her hands until the finest point had been reached, the point just before breaking, and she could live there. A point at the center of time with no going forward, no going back. Clasped in this way, without speaking, walking into no discernible ending, she could almost believe they tread on time.”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress

  • #6
    Charlaine Harris
    “You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful.”
    Charlaine Harris, Club Dead

  • #7
    Charlaine Harris
    “If there were an international butt competition, Eric would win, hands down—or cheeks up.”
    Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World

  • #8
    Syrie James
    “It was one thing to stay in one place If you were happy and fulfilled- that was simply living the good life. But what if you weren't fulfilled?”
    Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

  • #9
    Syrie James
    “Change often brings unimagined opportunity...If there is no struggle, there is no progress. To live in a safe cocoon- I believe that is not truly living. It is stagnation.”
    Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

  • #10
    Sarah Blake
    “Most people he knew, his wife included, wouldn't make it through an hour on the promise of four sentences. But Frankie Bard was like a camel. She could hold her words for days--as long as she could watch the goings-on.”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress

  • #11
    Sarah Blake
    “We can't change what is coming. Something is always coming.”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress

  • #12
    Sarah Blake
    “It is the story that lies around the edges of the photographs, or at the end of newspaper account. It's about the lies we tell others to protect them, and about the lies we tell ourselves in order not to acknowledge what we can't bear: that we are alive, for instance, and eating lunch, while bombs are falling, and refugees are crammed into camps, and the news comes toward us every hour of the day. And what, in the end, do we do?”
    Sarah Blake, The Postmistress

  • #13
    Elizabeth Kostova
    “It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
    Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

  • #14
    Donna Woolfolk Cross
    “Strange the workings of the heart. One could go on for years, habituated to loss, reconciled to it, and then, in a moments unwary thought, the pain resurfaced, sharp and raw as a fresh wound.”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan

  • #15
    Donna Woolfolk Cross
    “Why, she wondered, do we always reserve our worst hatred for our own?”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan

  • #16
    Edith Hamilton
    “Moderately wise each one should be,
    Not overwise, for a wise man's heart
    Is seldom glad (Norse Wisdom)”
    Edith Hamilton, Mythology

  • #17
    Donna Woolfolk Cross
    “She did not care about anything very much. Hope was gone. She existed that was all.”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan

  • #18
    Donna Woolfolk Cross
    “Is it not lack of faith that leads men to fear the scrutiny of reason? If the destination is doubtful, than the path must be fraught with fear. A robust faith need not fear, for if God exists, then reason cannot help but lead us to Him. Cogito, ergo Deus est,'says St. Augustine, I think, therefore God is.”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan

  • #19
    Victoria Alexander
    “I doubt you would recognize an adventure of any sort if it came right up and bit you on the a---

    Mother!

    I was going to say arm.”
    Victoria Alexander, Seduction of a Proper Gentleman

  • #20
    Victoria Alexander
    “Adventure, like beauty, is very much in the eye of the beholder.”
    Victoria Alexander, Seduction of a Proper Gentleman

  • #21
    Victoria Alexander
    “And I know when your lips meet mine I feel as though I have never been kissed before.”
    Victoria Alexander, Seduction of a Proper Gentleman

  • #22
    Victoria Alexander
    “My father once told me love is magic, sir.”
    Victoria Alexander, Seduction of a Proper Gentleman

  • #23
    Victoria Alexander
    “When a man finds the one woman who is right, it scarcely matters what else is wrong.”
    Victoria Alexander, Seduction of a Proper Gentleman

  • #24
    Donna Woolfolk Cross
    “The bud of a rose grows in darkness. It knows nothing of the sun, yet it pushes at the darkness that confines it until at last the walls give way and the rose bursts forth, spreading its petals into the light. I love him.”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan
    tags: love

  • #25
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #26
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #27
    Mary Queen of Scots
    “In my end is my beginning”
    Mary Queen Of Scots

  • #28
    MaryJanice Davidson
    “Zombieland reference," Jon said, nodding.

    "How do you know that? That's a thousand-year-old reference!" I looked at laura. "I can't think of a single movie from a thousand years ago."

    "Uh...Betsy..."

    "Don't say it." You know how you don't know how stupid something is until you hear yourself say it? That happened to me a lot.”
    MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unfinished

  • #29
    “Here lies the bodies of three brothers... enwrapt in silence and the Arms of Death, Exposed to Worms lies three once charming Boys... 1784”
    Diana Hollingsworth Gessler, Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

  • #30
    Donna Woolfolk Cross
    “As for will, woman should be considered superior to man for Eve ate of the apple for love of knowledge and learning, but Adam ate of it merely because she asked him.”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan



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