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  • #1
    Samuel Beckett
    “My mistakes are my life.”
    Samuel Beckett

  • #2
    Richard Dawkins
    “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • #3
    Charles Bukowski
    “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #4
    William Faulkner
    “Most men are a little better than their circumstances give them a chance to be.”
    William Faulkner

  • #5
    Charles Bukowski
    “I couldn't get myself to read the want ads. The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me. Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. So I stayed in bed and drank. When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn't have you by the throat.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #6
    Richard Dawkins
    “Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.”
    Richard Dawkins

  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    Douglas Adams

  • #8
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline
    “To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!”
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine

  • #9
    Richard Dawkins
    “...when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.”
    Richard Dawkins

  • #10
    Douglas Adams
    “Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #11
    Rick Bragg
    “It is a common condition of being poor... you are always afraid that the good things in your life are temporary, that someone can take them away, because you have no power beyond your own brute strength to stop them.”
    Rick Bragg

  • #12
    Richard Dawkins
    “American political opportunities are loaded against those who are simultaneously intelligent and honest.”
    Richard Dawkins

  • #13
    Richard Dawkins
    “The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.”
    Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

  • #14
    Richard Dawkins
    “After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.”
    Richard Dawkins

  • #15
    Charles Bukowski
    “the writing of some
    men
    is like a vast bridge
    that carries you
    over
    the many things
    that claw and tear.

    The Wine of Forever”
    Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell

  • #16
    Henry Rollins
    “If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you”
    Henry Rollins

  • #17
    Douglas Adams
    “He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #18
    Douglas Adams
    “I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #19
    Douglas Adams
    “Ahenny (adj.) - The way people stand when examining other people's bookshelves.”
    Douglas Adams, The Deeper Meaning of Liff

  • #20
    Albert Camus
    “A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”
    Albert Camus

  • #21
    Albert Camus
    “For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
    Albert Camus, Summer in Algiers

  • #22
    Albert Camus
    “When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.”
    Albert Camus, The First Man

  • #23
    Rick Bragg
    “Don’t worry about what people think, because once it’s all over the people who love you will make you what they want you to be, and the people who don’t love you will, too.”
    Rick Bragg, The Prince of Frogtown

  • #24
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #25
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #26
    Bertrand Russell
    “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

  • #27
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #28
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • #29
    Viktor E. Frankl
    “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
    Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

  • #30
    William Faulkner
    “War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.”
    William Faulkner



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