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  • #1
    Isabel Allende
    “Write what should not be forgotten.”
    Isabel Allende

  • #2
    Tom Waits
    “Well, it's either kiss me or kill me, that's how I see it.”
    Tom Waits

  • #3
    Mother Teresa
    “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #4
    Richelle Mead
    “My cigarettes and I are going outside. At least they show me respect.”
    Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

  • #5
    Louisa May Alcott
    “I want to do something splendid…
    Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead…
    I think I shall write books.”
    Louisa May Alcott

  • #6
    Becca Fitzpatrick
    “Right then, I wanted to go back in time and relive every moment with him. One more secret smile, one more shared laugh. One more electric kiss. Finding him was like finding someone I didn't know I was searching for. He’d come into my life too late, and now was leaving too soon. I remembered him telling me he’d give up everything for me. He already had.”
    Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush
    tags: love

  • #7
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    “Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”
    Henri J.M. Nouwen

  • #8
    Colleen Hoover
    “Sky, I'm not kissing you tonight but believe me when I tell you, I've never wanted to kiss a girl more. So stop thinking I'm not attracted to you because you have no idea just how much I am. You can hold my hand, you can run your fingers through my hair, you can straddle me while I feed you spaghetti, but you are not getting kissed tonight. And probably not tomorrow, either. I need this. I need to know for sure that you're feeling every single thing that I'm feeling the moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.”
    Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

  • #9
    Kent M. Keith
    “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith

  • #10
    Jamie McGuire
    “I fucking love you!” He grabbed each side of my face,
    slamming his lips against mine. “I love you so much,
    Pigeon,” he said, kissing me over and over.
    “Just remember that in fifty years when I’m still kicking
    your ass in poker,” I giggled.
    He smiled, triumphant. “If it means sixty or seventy
    years with you, Baby…you have my full permission to
    do your worst.”
    I raised one eyebrow, “You’re gonna regret that.”
    “You wanna bet?”
    I smiled with as much deviance as I could muster.”
    Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

  • #11
    Rudyard Kipling
    “If you can walk with the crowd and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run- Yours is the earth and everything that's in it, And-which is more-you'll be a man my son.”
    Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

  • #14
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    “The words with which a child’s heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.”
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

  • #15
    Arianna Huffington
    “My mother was a continual source of wisdom and great advice...she taught me that there is always a way around a problem-you've just got to find it. Keep trying doors; one will eventually open. She also taught me to accept failure as part and parcel of life. It's not the opposite of success; it's an integral part of success.

    I talk a lot about learning to become fearless in your approach to life. But fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's all about getting up one more time than you fall down.”
    Arianna Huffington

  • #18
    Ayn Rand
    “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #20
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #22
    V.C. Andrews
    “You are the most dangerous kind of female the world can ever know. You carry the seeds for your own destruction and the destruction of everyone who loves you. And a great many will love you for your beautiful face for your seductive body; but you will fail them all because you will believe they all fail you first. You are an idealist of the worst kind - the romantic idealist. Born to destroy and self destruct.”
    V.C. Andrews, Fallen Hearts

  • #23
    Wendy Mass
    “A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you."

    The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?"

    The old man replied simply, "The one you feed.”
    Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

  • #26
    Richelle Mead
    “You said you were a victim. That's why...that's why ultimately, you and I aren't matched for each other. In spite of everything that's happened, I've never though of myself that way. Being a victim means you're powerless. That you won't take action. Always...always I've done something to fight for myself...for others. No matter what.”
    Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

  • #28
    Stephen Fry
    “Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '.

    Self pity will destroy relationships, it'll destroy anything that's good, it will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. And it's so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is underappreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this, only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true. But, to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice.

    I think it's one of things we find unattractive about the american culture, a culture which I find mostly, extremely attractive, and I like americans and I love being in america. But, just occasionally there will be some example of the absolutely ravening self pity that they are capable of, and you see it in their talk shows. It's an appalling spectacle, and it's so self destructive. I almost once wanted to publish a self help book saying 'How To Be Happy by Stephen Fry : Guaranteed success'. And people buy this huge book and it's all blank pages, and the first page would just say - ' Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself - And you will be happy '. Use the rest of the book to write down your interesting thoughts and drawings, and that's what the book would be, and it would be true. And it sounds like 'Oh that's so simple', because it's not simple to stop feeling sorry for yourself, it's bloody hard. Because we do feel sorry for ourselves, it's what Genesis is all about.”
    Stephen Fry

  • #30
    Nora Ephron
    “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
    Nora Ephron

  • #31
    Aldous Huxley
    “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

  • #34
    John Gardner
    “Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”
    John Gardner

  • #36
    Libba Bray
    “You must remember, my dear lady, the most important rule of any successful illusion: First, the people must want to believe in it.”
    Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

  • #38
    Criss Jami
    “Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
    Criss Jami

  • #40
    Henry Rollins
    “I am talking about ultimate deceit. I am talking about unparalleled treachery. Bottomless lies. Depths that are seen that are previously unimaginable. Darkness and shattering despair that could break bones. Paranoia and horror that could stop the heart cold. All inflicted on one's self by one's self. The soul turns schizophrenic and goes hopelessly insane.”
    Henry Rollins, Pissing in the Gene Pool

  • #42
    Christine de Pizan
    “Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence.”
    Christine de Pizan, Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

  • #44
    Criss Jami
    “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”
    Criss Jami, Killosophy

  • #45
    George Orwell
    “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
    George Orwell

  • #46
    Fulton J. Sheen
    “A woman gets angry when a man denies his faults, because she knew them all along. His lying mocks her affection; it is the deceit that angers her more than the faults.”
    Fulton J. Sheen, Life is Worth Living

  • #48
    John Gower
    “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.”
    John Gower, Confessio Amantis, Volume 1



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