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  • #1
    Paul Bowles
    “Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.”
    Paul Bowles

  • #2
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Never laugh at live dragons.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #3
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #4
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Still round the corner there may wait
    A new road or a secret gate
    And though I oft have passed them by
    A day will come at last when I
    Shall take the hidden paths that run
    West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #5
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #6
    Toni Morrison
    “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #7
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Rob Siltanen

  • #8
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #9
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #10
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #11
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #12
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #13
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

  • #14
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #15
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #16
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

  • #17
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

  • #18
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “You cannot pass," he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #19
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #20
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

  • #21
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #22
    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    Narcotics Anonymous

  • #23
    Stephenie Meyer
    “He's like a drug for you, Bella.”
    Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

  • #24
    Bertrand Russell
    “If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #26
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #27
    Oscar Wilde
    “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #29
    Bruce Lee
    “Boards don't hit back.”
    Bruce Lee

  • #30
    Bruce Lee
    “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
    Bruce Lee

  • #31
    Bruce Lee
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
    Bruce Lee



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