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  • #1
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #2
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #3
    Virginia Woolf
    “He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink.”
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

  • #4
    Virginia Woolf
    “What does the brain matter compared with the heart?”
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

  • #5
    Virginia Woolf
    “Mrs Dalloway is always giving parties to cover the silence”
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

  • #6
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #7
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #8
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #9
    Sylvia Plath
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #10
    James Thurber
    “Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.”
    James Thurber

  • #11
    Virginia Woolf
    “I am in the mood to dissolve in the sky.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #12
    Maya Angelou
    “Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #13
    David Mitchell
    “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #14
    Goran Vojnović
    “Davno sam sve to zakopao u zemlju, bez nadgrobne ploče, bez sanduka, bez sveća, bez posmrtnog govora, bez povorke, zakopao i, ne osvrćući se, otišao daleko, ubeđen da taj zaboravljeni svet više nikad neće oživeti. A sada je, komadić po komadić, neokrnjen ustajao iz dubina sećanja, i paralizovao me u mojoj garaži.”
    Goran Vojnović, Jugoslavija, moja dežela

  • #15
    Christopher Isherwood
    “Fear, after all, is our real enemy. Fear is taking over our world. Fear is being used as a tool of manipulation in our society. Itʼs how politicians peddle policy and how Madison Avenue sells us things that we donʼt need. Think about it. Fear that weʼre going to be attacked, fear that there are communists lurking around every corner, fear that some little Caribbean country that doesnʼt believe in our way of life poses a threat to us. Fear that black culture may take over the world. Fear of Elvis Presleyʼs hips. Well, maybe that one is a real fear. Fear that our bad breath might ruin our friendships… Fear of growing old and being alone.”
    Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

  • #16
    Marguerite Yourcenar
    “Books are not life, only its ashes.”
    Marguerite Yourcenar
    tags: books

  • #17
    Raymond Chandler
    “To say goodbye is to die a little.”
    Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

  • #18
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #19
    Tony Kushner
    “I don't understand why I'm not dead. When your heart breaks, you should die”
    Tony Kushner, Angels in America

  • #20
    Virginia Woolf
    “Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.”
    Virginia Woolf, Orlando

  • #21
    Desanka Maksimović
    “OPOMENA

    Čuj, reći ću ti svoju tajnu:
    ne ostavljaj me nikad samu
    kad neko svira.
    Mogu mi se učiniti
    duboke i meke
    oči neke
    sasvim obične.
    Može mi se učiniti
    da tonem u zvuke,
    pa ću ruke
    svakom pružiti.
    Može mi se učiniti
    lepo i slatko
    voleti kratko
    za jedan dan.
    Ili mogu kom reći u tome
    času čudesno sjajnu,
    predragu mi tajnu
    koliko te volim.
    O, ne ostavljaj me nikad samu
    kad neko svira.
    Učiniće mi se: negde u šumi
    ponovo sve moje suze teku
    kroz samonikle neke česme.
    Učiniće mi se: crn leptir jedan
    po teškoj vodi krilom šara
    što nekad neko reći mi ne sme.
    Učiniće mi se: negde kroz tamu
    neko peva i gorkim cvetom
    krvavog srca u ranu dira.
    O, ne ostavljaj me nikad samu,
    nikad samu,
    kad neko svira.”
    Desanka Maksimović

  • #22
    Marianne Moore
    “[Marianne Moore's definition of genuine poetry] -- Imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”
    Marianne Moore

  • #23
    The constant happiness is curiosity.
    “The constant happiness is curiosity.”
    Alice Munro

  • #24
    Honoré de Balzac
    “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”
    Honoré de Balzac

  • #25
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “She wasn't in love but she would love him, if that would save her.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Black Water

  • #26
    Virginia Woolf
    “The moment was all; the moment was enough.”
    Virginia Woolf, The Waves

  • #27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #28
    Tennessee Williams
    “I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And it that's sinful, then let me be damned for it!”
    Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

  • #29
    “Feelings come and go, unless you don't feel them. Then they stay, and hurt, and grow pear-shaped and weird.”
    David Duchovny, Holy Cow

  • #30
    Miloš Crnjanski
    “Čovek koji manje živi, a više misli, postaje sve hladniji i, kao neki kristal, tvrđi. Postaje irealan. Propušta svetlost i ona se u njemu lomi kao u nekoj prizmi.

    A poneki pesnik od toga poludi.”
    Miloš Crnjanski, Kod Hiperborejaca I



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