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  • #1
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #2
    Julia Child
    “I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”
    Julia Child

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #4
    C.S. Lewis
    “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
    C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
    tags: god, rely

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #6
    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

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “But who is Aslan? Do you know him?"
    "Well-he knows me," said Edmund. "He is the great Lion, the son of the Emperor-beyond-the-Sea, who saved me and saved Narnia.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • #11
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #12
    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

  • #13
    C.S. Lewis
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #14
    Markus Zusak
    “As always, one of her books was next to her.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #15
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #16
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #17
    Markus Zusak
    “Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it.”
    Markus Zusak

  • #18
    John Green
    “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #19
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #20
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #21
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther ... And one fine morning ---”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #22
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #23
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
    Fitzgerald F. Scott, The Great Gatsby

  • #24
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #25
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #26
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Great books write themselves, only bad books have to be written.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #27
    John Green
    “When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #28
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “All I kept thinking about, over and over, was 'You can't live forever; you can't live forever.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #29
    John Green
    “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.”
    John Green

  • #30
    John Green
    “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines



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