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  • #1
    Vincent van Gogh
    “To do good work one must eat well, be well housed, have one's fling from time to time, smoke one's pipe, and drink one's coffee in peace”
    Vincent Van Gogh

  • #2
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Always be a poet, even in prose.”
    Charles Baudelaire

  • #3
    Jack Kerouac
    “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #4
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  • #5
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “A clever man commits no minor blunders.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #6
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

  • #7
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #8
    Luigi Pirandello
    “I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve to you.”
    Luigi Pirandello

  • #9
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Truth that is naked is the most beautiful.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #10
    Gertrude Stein
    “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
    Gertrude Stein

  • #11
    John Lennon
    “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”
    John Lennon

  • #12
    James Salter
    “Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past. Perhaps it's the same with people.”
    James Salter, Burning the Days: Recollection

  • #13
    T.S. Eliot
    “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood

  • #14
    Sylvia Plath
    “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #15
    Alain de Botton
    “What is a snob? A snob is anybody who takes a small part of you and uses that to come to a complete vision of who you are. That is snobbery.”
    Alain de Botton

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
    oscar wilde

  • #17
    Deepak Chopra
    “If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world…you should have faith in yourself.”
    Deepak Chopra

  • #18
    Bertrand Russell
    “The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #19
    James Joyce
    “Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • #20
    Saul Bellow
    “Anyone who wants to govern the country, has to entertain it.”
    Saul Bellow, Ravelstein

  • #21
    Albert Einstein
    “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #22
    Henry Miller
    “(P)assages of those books I once wrote in my head came back, like the curled edges of a dream which refuse to flatten out. They would always be flapping there, those curled edges... flapping from the cornices of those dingy shit-brown shanties, those slat-faced saloons, those foul rescue and shelter places where the bleary-eyed, codfish-faced bums hung about like lazy flies, and O God, how miserable they looked, how wasted, how blenched, how withered and hollowed out!”
    Henry Miller, Nexus