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  • #1
    Cassandra Clare
    “Usually I'm remarkably good natured. Try me on a day that doesn't end in y.”
    Cassandra Clare

  • #2
    Anne Perry
    “The men who cannot laugh at themselves frighten me even more than those who laugh at everything.”
    Anne Perry, The Whitechapel Conspiracy

  • #3
    Charlaine Harris
    “Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
    Charlaine Harris

  • #4
    Anne Tyler
    “I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #5
    Anne Tyler
    “It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #6
    Anne Tyler
    “I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them.”
    Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

  • #7
    Anne Tyler
    “One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that people will never know about.

    (from 'Celestial Navigation')”
    Anne Tyler

  • #8
    Anne Tyler
    “It is not how much you love someone, but who you are when you are with him.”
    Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

  • #9
    Anne Tyler
    “People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have. ”
    Anne Tyler

  • #10
    Anne Tyler
    “Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #11
    Bill Bryson
    “Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding. I am constantly filled with wonder at the number of things that other people do without any evident difficulty that are pretty much beyond me.”
    Bill Bryson, I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

  • #12
    Anne Tyler
    “It's true that writing is a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #13
    Anne Tyler
    “There is no sound more peaceful than rain on the roof, if you're safe asleep in someone else's house.”
    Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

  • #14
    Anne Tyler
    “He wished he had inhabited more of his life, used it better, filled it fuller.”
    Anne Tyler, The Amateur Marriage

  • #15
    Anne Tyler
    “I write because I want more than one life; I insist on a wider selection. It’s greed, plain and simple. When my characters join the circus, I’m joining the circus. Although I’m happily married, I spent a great deal of time mentally living with incompatible husbands.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #16
    Anne Tyler
    “...it's closeness that does you in. Never get too close to people, son.”
    Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

  • #17
    Anne Tyler
    “Bravest thing about people is how they go on loving mortal beings after finding out there's such a thing as dying.”
    Anne Tyler, The Tin Can Tree

  • #18
    Anne Tyler
    “Liam really enjoyed a good movie. He found it restful to watch people's conversations without being expected to join in. But he always felt sort of lonesome if he didn't have someone next to him to nudge in the ribs at the good parts.”
    Anne Tyler, Noah's Compass

  • #19
    Anne Tyler
    “It struck her all at once that dealing with other human beings was an awful lot of work.”
    Anne Tyler, Back When We Were Grownups

  • #20
    Anne Tyler
    “They were like people who run to meet, holding out their arms, but their aim is wrong; they pass each other and keep running.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #21
    Anne Tyler
    “If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #22
    Anne Tyler
    “I mean you're given all these lessons for the unimportant things--piano-playing, typing. You're given years and years of lessons in how to balance equations, which Lord knows you will never have to do in normal life. But how about parenthood? Or marriage, either, come to think of it. Before you can drive a car you need a state-approved course of instruction, but driving a car is nothing, nothing, compared to living day in and day out with a husband and raising up a new human being.”
    Anne Tyler, Breathing Lessons

  • #23
    Anne Tyler
    “The very thing that attracts you to someone can end up putting you off.”
    Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years

  • #24
    Anne Tyler
    “You think we're a family,' Cody said, turning back. 'You think we're some jolly, situation-comedy family when we're in particles, torn apart, torn all over the place, and our mother was a witch.”
    Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

  • #25
    Anne Tyler
    “And she thought what a clean, simple life she would have led if it weren't for love.”
    Anne Tyler, Back When We Were Grownups

  • #26
    Anne Tyler
    “People imagine that missing a loved one works kind of like missing cigarettes,' he said. 'The first day is really hard but the next day is less hard and so forth, easier and easier the longer you go on. But instead it's like missing water. Every day, you notice the person's absence more.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #27
    Helen Keller
    “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
    Helen Keller

  • #28
    Helen Keller
    “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
    Helen Keller

  • #29
    Helen Keller
    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”
    Helen Keller

  • #30
    Helen Keller
    “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”
    Helen Keller



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