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  • #1
    Will Rogers
    “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
    Will Rogers

  • #2
    Halldór Kiljan Laxness
    “For man is essentially alone, and one should pity him and love him and grieve with him.”
    Halldór Laxness

  • #3
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “And the rest is rust and stardust.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • #4
    Laura Esquivel
    “Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves”
    Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate

  • #5
    Emily Brontë
    “Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #6
    Emily Brontë
    “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
    Emily Jane Brontë , Wuthering Heights

  • #7
    Emily Brontë
    “He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #8
    Reinaldo Arenas
    “Mine is not an obedient writing. I think that literature as any art has to be irreverent.”
    Reinaldo Arenas

  • #9
    Miranda July
    “All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life—where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it.”
    Miranda July, It Chooses You

  • #10
    Jean Kerr
    “I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it.”
    Jean Kerr, The Snake Has All the Lines

  • #11
    Jean Kerr
    “I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?”
    Jean Kerr

  • #12
    Jean Kerr
    “Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? ”
    Jean Kerr

  • #13
    Earl Lovelace
    “I was thinking that if what distinguishes us as humans is our stupidity, what may redeem us is our grace.”
    Earl Lovelace

  • #14
    Earl Lovelace
    “I so love you! It is like my heart wants to be one with yours. I feel it melting inside of me, and like sunshine flowing out through cracks and streaming into your heart.”
    Earl Lovelace, The Schoolmaster

  • #15
    Earl Lovelace
    “...I saw it clearly. The tragedy of our time is to have lost the ability to feel loss, the inability of power to rise to its responsibility for human decency....I was thinking that if what distinguishes us as humans is our stupidity, what may redeem us is our grace'.”
    Earl Lovelace

  • #16
    Terri Irwin
    “No matter how nice the place is where you live, you need to experience life and the world.”
    Terri Irwin, My Steve

  • #17
    Charlaine Harris
    “Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
    Charlaine Harris

  • #18
    Lynn Abbey
    “Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down. ”
    Lynn Abbey

  • #19
    Gail Carson Levine
    “In books and in life, you need to read several pages before someone's true character is revealed.”
    Gail Carson Levine

  • #20
    Julia Donaldson
    “I opened a book and in I strode. Now nobody can find me.”
    Julia Donaldson

  • #21
    Cyril Connolly
    “While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.”
    Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

  • #22
    Phyllis A. Whitney
    “A good book isn't written, it's rewritten.”
    Phyllis A. Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing

  • #23
    Robert Southey
    “Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.”
    Robert Southey

  • #24
    Wallace Thurman
    “I am reminded again that the greatest phrase ever written is words, words, words.”
    Wallace Thurman

  • #25
    Ted Hughes
    “What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life.”
    Ted Hughes

  • #26
    Paul Celan
    “Poetry is a sort of homecoming.”
    Paul Celan

  • #27
    Richard Russo
    “Ultimately, your theme will find you. You don't have to go looking for it.”
    Richard Russo

  • #28
    Lillian Hellman
    “People change and forget to tell each other.”
    Lillian Hellman

  • #29
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.”
    Dorothy L. Sayers

  • #30
    John Steinbeck
    “I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
    John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent



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