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  • #1
    Arundhati Roy
    “Writers imagine that they cull stories from the world. I'm beginning to believe that vanity makes them think so. That it's actually the other way around. Stories cull writers from the world. Stories reveal themselves to us. The public narrative, the private narrative - they colonize us. They commission us. They insist on being told. Fiction and nonfiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons that I don't fully understand, fiction dances out of me, and nonfiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #2
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
    Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

  • #3
    Charlotte Brontë
    “[O]ur honeymoon will shine our life long: its beams will only fade over your grave or mine.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #4
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #5
    Pablo Neruda
    “so I wait for you like a lonely house
    till you will see me again and live in me.
    Till then my windows ache.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #6
    Pablo Neruda
    “It was at that age
    that poetry came in search of me.”
    Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

  • #7
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #8
    Coco Chanel
    “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”
    Coco Chanel

  • #9
    Tiffany Madison
    “Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.”
    Tiffany Madison

  • #10
    Virginia Woolf
    “I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary

  • #11
    Arthur Golden
    “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”
    Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • #12
    Arthur Golden
    “This is why dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes they consume us completely.”
    Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • #13
    Leo Tolstoy
    “I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be. -Dolly”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #14
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #15
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #16
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #17
    Pearl S. Buck
    “It is the end of a family- when they begin to sell their land. Out of the land we came and into we must go - and if you will hold your land you can live- no one can rob you of land.”
    Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

  • #18
    Arundhati Roy
    “Being with him made her feel as though her soul had escaped from the narrow confines of her island country into the vast, extravagant spaces of his. He made her feel as though the world belonged to them- as though it lay before them like an opened frog on a dissecting table, begging to be examined.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #19
    Arundhati Roy
    “That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #20
    Margaret Mitchell
    “She had never understood either of the men she had loved and so she had lost them both. Now, she had a fumbling knowledge that, had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
    tags: loss, love

  • #21
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #22
    Pablo Neruda
    “I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #23
    Pearl S. Buck
    “You cannot be happy until you understand that life is sad”
    Pearl S. Buck, Peony

  • #24
    Pearl S. Buck
    “I should like to penetrate your mind with my own,” he said. “I should like to pierce the mysteries of your soul.”
    Pearl S. Buck, Kinfolk: A Novel of China

  • #25
    Daphne du Maurier
    “I held out my arms to him and he came to me like a child.”
    Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

  • #26
    Vincent van Gogh
    “If you don’t have a dog--at least one--there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”
    Vincent van Gogh

  • #27
    Daphne du Maurier
    “Our minds had met and crossed and understood from the first moment when Victor introduced us in my club, and that queer, inexplicable bond of the heart, breaking through every barrier, every restraint, had kept us close to one another always, in spite of silence, absence, and long years of separation.”
    Daphne du Maurier, The Birds and Other Stories

  • #28
    Daphne du Maurier
    “You are such a part of me that to stand alone leaves me dumb, without speech, without eyes. Life is valueless unless I can share everything with you – beauty, ugliness, pain.”
    Daphne du Maurier, The Doll: The Lost Short Stories

  • #29
    Confucius
    “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
    Confucius

  • #30
    John Steinbeck
    “I always found in myself a dread of west and a love of east.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden



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