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  • #1
    George Eliot
    “But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #2
    Sebastian Faulks
    “Memory is the only thing that binds you to earlier selves; for the rest, you become an entirely different being every decade or so, sloughing off the old persona, renewing and moving on. You are not who you were, he told her, nor who you will be.”
    Sebastian Faulks, Charlotte Gray

  • #3
    Bob Dylan
    “Even if you don't have all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want (Bob Dylan's dad)”
    Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1

  • #4
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    “Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act.”
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • #6
    Rebecca West
    “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.”
    Rebecca West, Young Rebecca: Writings, 1911-1917

  • #6
    Ingrid Betancourt
    “In this condition of the most devastating humiliation, I still possessed the most precious of liberties, that no-one could take away from me: that of deciding who I wanted to be.”
    Ingrid Betancourt, Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

  • #7
    Hilary Mantel
    “Some readers read a book as if it were an instruction manual, expecting to understand everything first time, but of course when you write, you put into every sentence an overflow of meaning, and you create in every sentence as many resonances and double meanings and ambiguities as you can possibly pack in there, so that people can read it again and get something new each time.”
    Hilary Mantel

  • #8
    “There are no ordinary cats.”
    tags: cats

  • #9
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Historical, Literary

  • #10
    “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
    FD Roosevelt

  • #11
    Henry Miller
    “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
    Henry Miller

  • #12
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious
    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life?”
    Mary Oliver

  • #13
    Thomas Mann
    “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
    Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

  • #14
    Dorothea Lange
    “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
    Dorothea Lange

  • #15
    Antonio Machado
    “Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road-- Only wakes upon the sea.

    Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar.”
    Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla

  • #16
    Hilary Mantel
    “History is not the past – it is the method we have evolved of organising our ignorance of the past”
    Hilary Mantel

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