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  • #1
    Anne Sexton
    “I am alone here in my own mind.
    There is no map
    and there is no road.
    It is one of a kind
    just as yours is.”
    Anne Sexton

  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #3
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #4
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #5
    Anne Sexton
    “Need is not quite belief.”
    Anne Sexton, All My Pretty Ones

  • #6
    Margaret Mitchell
    “Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
    Margaret Mitchell

  • #7
    Emily Dickinson
    “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #8
    Kate Chopin
    “Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life.”
    Kate Chopin, The Awakening, and Selected Stories

  • #9
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
    Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

  • #10
    Jane Austen
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #12
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #13
    J.K. Rowling
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #14
    Virginia Woolf
    “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #15
    “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
    Linda Grayson

  • #16
    Jane Austen
    “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”
    Jane Austen, Jane Austen's Letters

  • #17
    Ray Bradbury
    “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #19
    Milan Kundera
    “Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.”
    Milan Kundera

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am not young enough to know everything.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: age

  • #21
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
    Sid Ziff

  • #22
    Dorothy Parker
    “I hate writing, I love having written.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #23
    Dorothy Parker
    “Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #24
    Dorothy Parker
    “That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #25
    Dorothy Parker
    “Tell him I was too fucking busy-- or vice versa.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #26
    Dorothy Parker
    Inventory:

    "Four be the things I am wiser to know:
    Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
    Four be the things I'd been better without:
    Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
    Three be the things I shall never attain:
    Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
    Three be the things I shall have till I die:
    Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”
    Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

  • #27
    Dorothy Parker
    “I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen."

    [From a column dated November 17, 1928]”
    Dorothy Parker, Constant Reader

  • #28
    If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor
    “If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #29
    Dorothy Parker
    “You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine.”
    Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker
    tags: hell

  • #30
    Dorothy Parker
    “It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice-skate.”
    Dorothy Parker



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