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  • #1
    Lao Tzu
    “The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
    Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fables and Reflections

  • #3
    Frederick Douglass
    “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
    Frederick Douglass

  • #4
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #5
    19
    “Never run from anything immortal. It only attracts their attention.”
    19, Psychomotor Agitation: A Vivisection

  • #6
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #7
    Emily Dickinson
    “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #8
    Charles Bukowski
    “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #9
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #10
    Albert Camus
    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
    Albert Camus

  • #11
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Never laugh at live dragons.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #12
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #13
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #14
    A.A. Milne
    “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #15
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #16
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #17
    Thomas Merton
    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
    tags: art

  • #18
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

  • #19
    Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to
    “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
    George Sand

  • #20
    E.M. Forster
    “It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”
    E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

  • #21
    Ovid
    “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
    Ovid, Heroides

  • #22
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

  • #23
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #24
    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

  • #25
    Seán O'Casey
    “When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
    Seán O'Casey, Three More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, Red Roses For Me

  • #26
    Maya Angelou
    “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

  • #27
    Robert Bloch
    “Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
    Robert Bloch

  • #28
    Lois Lowry
    “It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
    Lois Lowry

  • #29
    William Wordsworth
    “Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop
    Than when we soar.”
    William Wordsworth, The Excursion 1814

  • #30
    Mark Strand
    “Each moment is a place
    you've never been.”
    Mark Strand, New Selected Poems



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