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  • #1
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    “That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

  • #2
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    “Try to remember it always," he said once Gogol had reached him, leading him slowly back across the breakwater, to where his mother and Sonia stood waiting. "Remember that you and I made this journey together to a place where there was nowhere left to go.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

  • #3
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    “Though no longer pregnant, she continues, at times, to mix Rice Krispies and peanuts and onions in a bowl. For being a foreigner Ashima is beginning to realize, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy -- a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts. It is an ongoing responsibility, a parenthesis in what had once been an ordinary life, only to discover that previous life has vanished, replaced by something more complicated and demanding. Like pregnancy, being a foreigner, Ashima believes, is something that elicits the same curiosity of from strangers, the same combination of pity and respect.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

  • #4
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    “Remember it always. Remember that you and I made this journey and went together to a place where there was nowhere left to go.”
    Jhumpa Lahiri

  • #5
    Alice Hoffman
    “Books may well be the only true magic.”
    Alice Hoffman

  • #6
    Alice Hoffman
    “Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with.”
    Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

  • #7
    Alice Hoffman
    “It doesn't matter what people tell you. It doesn't matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction.”
    Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

  • #8
    Alice Hoffman
    “The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.”
    Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

  • #9
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #10
    Ernest Hemingway
    “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #11
    Alice Munro
    “In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.”
    Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

  • #12
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #13
    William Faulkner
    “Don't be 'a writer'. Be writing.”
    William Faulkner

  • #14
    Sylvia Plath
    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #15
    Sylvia Plath
    “I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #16
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
    “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
    Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

  • #17
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
    Gabriel García Márquez

  • #18
    Aimee Bender
    “The wine glasses are empty except for that one undrinkable red spot at the bottom.”
    Aimee Bender

  • #19
    Aimee Bender
    “I give boring people something to discuss over corn.”
    Aimee Bender, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

  • #20
    Aimee Bender
    “We hit the sidewalk, and dropped hands. How I wished, right then, that the whole world was a street.”
    Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • #21
    Aimee Bender
    “...after all, she had birthed us alone, diapered and fed us, helped us with homework, kissed and hugged us, poured her love into us. That she might not actually know us seemed the humblest thing a mother could admit.”
    Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • #22
    Aimee Bender
    “I could feel the tears beginning to collect in my throat again, but I pushed them apart, away from each other. Tears are only a threat in groups.”
    Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • #23
    Aimee Bender
    “Mom flipped through the magazines like the pages needed to be slapped.”
    Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • #24
    Aimee Bender
    “Mom loved my brother more. Not that she didn't love me - I felt the wash of her love every day, pouring over me, but it was a different kind, siphoned from a different, and tamer, body of water. I was her darling daughter; Joseph was her it.”
    Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • #25
    Aimee Bender
    “I watched as she added a question mark at the end. Arc, line, space, dot.”
    Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • #26
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #27
    Neil Gaiman
    “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods



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