keepitplainjane > keepitplainjane's Quotes

Showing 1-30 of 162
« previous 1 3 4 5 6
sort by

  • #1
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #2
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #3
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #4
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism.”
    Jorge Luis Borges, Seven Nights

  • #5
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #6
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Writing is a consequence of having been 'haunted' by material. Why this is, no one knows.”
    Joyce Carol Oates

  • #7
    Christopher Isherwood
    “Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.”
    Christopher Isherwood

  • #8
    Lemony Snicket
    “If you are a student you should always get a good nights sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, and then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside, a phrase which means 'flunk'.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #9
    Graham Greene
    “Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.”
    Graham Greene

  • #10
    Rudolf Carnap
    “Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.”
    Rudolf Carnap, The Unity of Science

  • #11
    Thomas Pynchon
    “They're in love. Fuck the war.”
    Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
    tags: love, war

  • #12
    Jack Kerouac
    “The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll

  • #13
    R.M. ArceJaeger
    “Some people believe in imaginary friends. I believe in imaginary numbers.”
    R.M. ArceJaeger

  • #14
    Bertrand Russell
    “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #15
    Bertrand Russell
    “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

  • #16
    Bertrand Russell
    “No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.”
    Bertrand Russell, On Education

  • #17
    Bertrand Russell
    “So far as I can remember there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #18
    Bertrand Russell
    “Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #19
    Bertrand Russell
    “If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #20
    Bertrand Russell
    “I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #21
    Bertrand Russell
    “The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.”
    Betrand Russell

  • #22
    Bertrand Russell
    “I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. ”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #23
    Bertrand Russell
    “When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #24
    Howard Zinn
    “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #25
    Evelyn Waugh
    “I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I'm old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.”
    Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

  • #26
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #27
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #28
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #29
    John Keats
    “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
    John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

  • #30
    Henry James
    “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
    Henry James



Rss
« previous 1 3 4 5 6