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  • #1
    Shannon Hale
    “Just like the old adage--what you dislike most in other people is what you dislike the most in yourself--”
    Shannon Hale

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #4
    Kay Ryan

    Too much rain
    loosens trees.
    In the hills giant oaks
    fall upon their knees.
    You can touch parts
    you have no right to—
    places only birds
    should fly to.”
    Kay Ryan

  • #5
    Edward Everett Hale
    “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
    Edward Everett Hale

  • #6
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Katar," Raoden called.
    Yes, My Lord?"
    Do you know what it is? The secret, I mean?"
    Kahar smiled. "I havent't been hungry in days, my lord. It is the most amazing feeling in the world-I don't evern notice the pain anymore." Raoden nodded, and Kahar left. The man had come looking for a magical solution to his woes, but he had found an answer much more simple. Pain lost its power when other things became more importan. Kahar didn't need a potion or an Aon to save him-he just needed something to do.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Elantris

  • #7
    J.K. Rowling
    “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #8
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #9
    Suzanne Collins
    “Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
    A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
    Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
    And when it's morning again, they'll wash away
    Here it's safe, here it's warm
    Here the daisies guard you from every harm
    Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
    Here is the place where I love you.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #10
    Robert Darnton
    “News in not what happened but a story about what happened.”
    Robert Darnton

  • #11
    J.K. Rowling
    “You mean the Prophet won’t print it because Fudge won’t let them,” said Hermione irritably.
    Rita gave Hermione a long, hard look. Then, leaning forward across the table toward her, she said in a businesslike tone, “All right, Fudge is leaning on the Prophet, but it comes to the same thing. They won’t print a story that shows Harry in a good light. Nobody wants to read it. It’s against the public mood. This last Azkaban breakout has got people quite worried enough. People just don’t want to believe You-Know-Who’s back.”
    “So the Daily Prophet exists to tell people what they want to hear, does it?” said Hermione scathingly.
    Rita sat up straight again, her eyebrows raised, and drained her glass of firewhisky.
    “The Prophet exists to sell itself, you silly girl,” she said coldly.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #12
    J.K. Rowling
    “Where is Wood?" said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn't there.
    "Still in the showers," said Fred. "We think he's trying to drown himself.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • #13
    Janet Dailey
    “Someday is not a day of the week.”
    Janet Dailey

  • #14
    Jessica Day George
    “Galen Werner, you may choose one of my daughters to be your bride, and when I die, you shall sit beside her as co-ruler of Westfallin."
    "Your Majesty.... I - I don't know - "
    Rose felt her knees shaking. Did he not love her after all?
    "Psst, Galen?" Pansy tugged on his arm. Galen leaned down. "If Rose doesn't want you," the little girl whispered loudly, "you can marry me."
    Galen laughed shakily. "Thanks, Pansy."
    "Oh, Rose! Don't just stand there like a lump," Poppy said, poking her in the back. "If he's too embarrased, you should be the one to say something."
    "Poppy!" Daisy looked scandalized. "It's not Rose's place to - "
    Under cover of their squabbling, Rose took Galen's hand and moved closer to him. "Do you want to marry me?" she whispered in a much quieter tone than Pansy had used.
    "Yes," he said.
    "If neither of you is going to speak up," King Gregor said, "I shall simply have to decide it for myself!"
    "Father," Rose protested, "that won't be necessary!"
    "I choose Rose," Galen blurted out at the same time.
    "There. Done. Easy." King Gregor clapped his hands.”
    Jessica Day George, Princess of the Midnight Ball

  • #15
    Jessica Day George
    “But I really would love to give her a very special gift. I was hoping if I did, she might give me a kiss in return, instead of the brotherly hugs I always get instead.”
    Jessica Day George, Dragon Slippers

  • #16
    Christopher Paolini
    “Do not feel bad because of it.  It's impossible to go through life unscathed.  Nor should you want to.  By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishment.”
    Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

  • #17
    Émile Durkheim
    “When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.”
    Émile Durkheim

  • #18
    Tamera Alexander
    “But he'd learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn't worth living. Life rewarded courage, even when that first step was taken neck-deep in fear.”
    Tamera Alexander, Within My Heart

  • #19
    Tamera Alexander
    “Just as hundreds of brushstrokes comprised a finished canvas, people were made up of a lifetime of experiences, both good and bad. And without knowing what someone had endured, it was impossible to truly know them - and accept them - for who they were.”
    Tamera Alexander, A Lasting Impression

  • #20
    Emmuska Orczy
    “They seek him here, they seek him there
    Those Frenchies seek him everywhere
    Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
    That demned elusive Pimpernel”
    Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • #21
    Emmuska Orczy
    “Had he but turned back then, and looked out once more on to the rose-lit garden, she would have seen that which would have made her own sufferings seem but light and easy to bear--a strong man, overwhelmed with his own passion and despair. Pride had given way at last, obstinacy was gone: the will was powerless. He was but a man madly, blindly, passionately in love and as soon as her light footstep had died away within the house, he knelt down upon the terrace steps, and in the very madness of his love he kissed one by one the places where her small foot had trodden, and the stone balustrade, where her tiny hand had rested last.”
    Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • #22
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”
    Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • #23
    Dr. Seuss
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
    Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

  • #24
    Albert Camus
    “I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.”
    Albert Camus

  • #25
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #26
    Albert Camus
    “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
    Albert Camus

  • #27
    Albert Camus
    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    Albert Camus

  • #28
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #29
    C.S. Lewis
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #30
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis

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