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  • #1
    Neil Gaiman
    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #2
    Nancy Pearl
    “I have for a long time felt that our society is becoming more and more fractured and divisive and that you could go a whole day without really talking to another person. If you give people a good book to talk about, you can build a community out of a diverse group. A common language grows out of it.”
    Nancy Pearl

  • #3
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

  • #4
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #5
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #6
    Jonathan Ames
    “I didn't think I was in a morbid mood, but it appears I am. My mind goes round and round trying to figure things out, but I always come back to the same two things: Loneliness and Death. Life ends before we figure anything out, most importantly how not to be lonely. Solitude is fine. But feeling like you have no one to love - abject lonliness - is not alright.”
    Jonathan Ames, My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays

  • #7
    “The moon asked me to meet her in a field tonight. I think she has amorous ideas.”

  • #8
    “It happens all the time in heaven,
    And some day

    It will begin to happen
    Again on earth -

    That men and women who are married,
    And men and men who are

    And women and women
    Who give each other

    Often will get down on their knees

    And while so tenderly
    Holding their lover's hand,

    With tears in their eyes,
    Will sincerely speak, saying,

    My dear,
    How can I be more loving to you;

    How can I be more kind?”
    شمس الدین محمد حافظ / Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

  • #9
    “Listen: this world is the lunatic's sphere,
    Don't always agree it's real,

    Even with my feet upon it
    And the postman knowing my door

    My address is somewhere else.”
    شمس الدین محمد حافظ / Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, The Gift

  • #10
    “Let's get loose

    Let's drown in the delicious
    Ambience of
    شمس الدین محمد حافظ / Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, The Gift

  • #11
    “And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.”
    tags: fun, moon, sun

  • #12
    “Remember for just one minute of the day, it would be best to try looking upon yourself more as God does, for She knows your true royal nature.”
    Hafiz of Shiraz

  • #13
    “There is a Beautiful Creature
    Living in a hole you have dug.

    So at night
    I set fruit and grains
    And little pots of wine and milk
    Besides your soft earthen mounds,

    And I often sing.

    But still, my dear,
    You do not come out.

    I have fallen in love with Someone
    Who hides inside you.

    We should talk about this problem--

    I will never leave you alone.”
    Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

  • #14
    “A poet is someone who can pour light into a cup, then raise it to nourish your beautiful parched, holy mouth.”

  • #15
    “Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so soft, my voice so tender, my need for God absolutely clear.”

  • #16
    “Hair disheveled, smiling lips, sweating and tipsy,
    garment torn, singing a love song, glass in hand,
    picking a quarrel, chanting a spell,
    yesterday at midnight she came and sat by my bed.”
    شمس‌الدّین محمّد حافظِ شیرازی

  • #17
    “Let's get loose
    Let's drown in the delicious
    ambiance of

  • #18
    “Your soul once sat on an easel on my knee.
    For ages I hve been sketching you
    With myriad shapes of sounds and light;

    Now awake, dear pilgrim,
    With your thousand swaying arms
    That need to caress the sky.”
    شمس الدین محمد حافظ / Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

  • #19
    Path to God
    Made me such an old sweet beggar.

    I was starving until one night
    My love tricked God Himself
    To fall into my bowl.

    Now Hafiz is infintely rich,
    But all I ever want to do

    Is keep emptying out
    My emerald-filled

    This tear-stained
    شمس الدین محمد حافظ / Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

  • #20
    “We should make all spiritual talk
    Simple today:

    God is trying to sell you something,
    But you don’t want to buy.

    That is what your suffering is:

    Your fantastic haggling,
    Your manic screaming over the price!”

  • #21
    “Run my dear,
    From anything
    That may not strengthen
    Your precious budding wings.

    Run like hell my dear,
    From anyone likely
    To put a sharp knife
    Into the sacred, tender vision
    Of your beautiful heart.”

  • #22
    Jack Kerouac
    “[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #23
    Jack Kerouac
    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #24
    Jack Kerouac
    “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #25
    Jack Kerouac
    “Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, "God, I love you" and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other." To the children and the innocent it's all the same.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #26
    Jack Kerouac
    “I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was - I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #27
    Jack Kerouac
    “I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don't worry. It's all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don't know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It's a dream already ended. There's nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Portable Jack Kerouac

  • #28
    Jack Kerouac
    “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #29
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert

  • #30
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees

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