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  • #1
    Cynthia Ozick
    “We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
    Cynthia Ozick

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Henry James
    “She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS.”
    Henry James

  • #4
    Joseph Heller
    “Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #6
    Cecilia Llompart
    “I know my breasts, small
    as plums, would win no blue ribbons.

    But in your hands they tremble and fill
    with song like plump, white birds.”
    Cecilia Llompart, The Wingless

  • #7
    George R.R. Martin
    “Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”
    George R. R. Martin

  • #8
    Don DeLillo
    “A word is also a picture of a word.”
    Don DeLillo, Libra

  • #9
    Charles Bukowski
    “I am not like
    other people.
    I am
    burning in hell. the hell of
    Charles Bukowski

  • #10
    Irvine Welsh
    “Fuckin failures in a country of failures. Its nae good blamin it oan the English fir colonising us. Ah don't hate the English. They're just wankers. We are colonised by wankers. We can't even pick a decent, vibrant healthy society to be colonised by. No..we are ruled by effete arseholes. What does that make us? The lowest of the low, the scum of the earth. The most wretched servile, miserable, pathetic trash that was ever shat intae creation. Ah don't hate the English. They just git oan wis the shite thev got. Ah hate the Scots.”
    Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting

  • #11
    Henry David Thoreau
    “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #12
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #13
    Henry David Thoreau
    “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #14
    Daniel Pennac
    “Reader's Bill of Rights

    1. The right to not read

    2. The right to skip pages

    3. The right to not finish

    4. The right to reread

    5. The right to read anything

    6. The right to escapism

    7. The right to read anywhere

    8. The right to browse

    9. The right to read out loud

    10. The right to not defend your tastes”
    Daniel Pennac