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  • #1
    C. JoyBell C.
    “I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #2
    Paul Hawken
    “Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead the stars come out every night, and we watch television.”
    Paul Hawken

  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  • #4
    David Mitchell
    “We are only what we know, and I wished to be so much more than I was, sorely.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #5
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #6
    David Mitchell
    “I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #7
    Arthur Golden
    “If you have experienced an evening more exciting than any in your life, you're sad to see it end; and yet you still feel grateful that it happened.”
    Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • #8
    Bob Marley
    “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”
    Bob Marley

  • #9
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • #10
    Tina Fey
    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #11
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think every thing you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  • #12
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #13
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #14
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #15
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

  • #16
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #17
    Arthur Golden
    “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”
    Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • #18
    Arthur Golden
    “He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.”
    Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • #19
    Arthur Golden
    “I don't know when we'll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.”
    Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • #20
    David Mitchell
    “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #21
    David Mitchell
    “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #22
    David Mitchell
    “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #23
    David Mitchell
    “You say you're 'depressed' - all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #24
    David Mitchell
    “People pontificate, "Suicide is selfishness." Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one's audience with one's mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #25
    David Mitchell
    “Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #26
    David Mitchell
    “A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate, “Suicide is selfishness.” Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call it a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reasons: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one’s audience with one’s mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it—suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what’s selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching. The only selfishness lies in ruining strangers’ days by forcing ’em to witness a grotesqueness. So I’ll make a thick turban from several towels to muffle the shot and soak up the blood, and do it in the bathtub, so it shouldn’t stain any carpets. Last night I left a letter under the manager’s day-office door—he’ll find it at eight A.M. tomorrow—informing him of the change in my existential status, so with luck an innocent chambermaid will be spared an unpleasant surprise. See, I do think of the little people”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #27
    “Sometimes I worry that I'll slide back into the mindless rotisserie of work and projects that guided me in my old house... that I'll grow numb to the way nature can leave me awestruck. I worry that I'll fall asleep at the switch, only to wake up years later and find that I can't remember what I did last week or the month before that, nor do I recognize the old lady staring back at me in the mirror.”
    Dee Williams

  • #28
    David Mitchell
    Fantasy. Lunacy.
    All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #29
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #30
    Stephen Chbosky
    “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower



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