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  • #1
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #2
    Salvador Plascencia
    “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals.”
    Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper

  • #3
    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

  • #4
    Nicole Krauss
    “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #5
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #6
    Alfred Tennyson
    “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”
    Alfred Tennyson

  • #7
    Jodi Picoult
    “You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

  • #8
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #9
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey

  • #10
    Tom Robbins
    “Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need.”
    Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

  • #11
    Iris Murdoch
    “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
    Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature

  • #12
    Iris Murdoch
    “Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins.”
    Iris Murdoch

  • #13
    Iris Murdoch
    “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
    Iris Murdoch

  • #14
    Iris Murdoch
    “Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.”
    Iris Murdoch

  • #15
    Neil Gaiman
    “I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

    I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

    I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

    I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

    I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

    I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

    I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

    I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

    I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

    I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

    I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

  • #16
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It can only take a moment to waste the rest of your life.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Snuff
    tags: life

  • #17
    Tom Robbins
    “Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with fire without immediate excruciation. Every smoker is an embodiment of Prometheus, stealing fire from the gods and bringing it on back home. We smoke to capture the power of the sun, to pacify Hell, to identify with the primordial spark, to feed on them arrow of the volcano. It's not the tobacco we're after but the fire. When we smoke, we are performing a version of the fire dance, a ritual as ancient as lightning.”
    Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

  • #18
    Sarah Dessen
    “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

  • #19
    Tom Robbins
    “The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being.”
    Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

  • #20
    Nicole Krauss
    “Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist, there are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination. From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever painted, or something else impossible to predict, fathom or yet describe takes place, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #21
    Lao Tzu
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #22
    Lao Tzu
    “Knowing others is intelligence;
    knowing yourself is true wisdom.
    Mastering others is strength;
    mastering yourself is true power.”
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

  • #23
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #24
    Maya Angelou
    “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #25
    Louise Erdrich
    “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
    Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

  • #26
    Nicole Krauss
    “One of us had loved the other more perfectly, had watched the other more closely, and one of us listened and the other hadn’t, and one of us held on to the ambition of the one idea far longer than was reasonable, whereas the other, passing a garbage can one night, had casually thrown it away.”
    Nicole Krauss, Great House

  • #27
    Nicole Krauss
    “All my life I have arrived early only to find myself standing self-consciously on a corner, outside a door, in an empty room, but the closer I get to death the earlier I arrive, the longer I am content to wait, perhaps to give myself the false sensation that there is too much time rather than not enough.”
    Nicole Krauss, Great House

  • #28
    Nicole Krauss
    “I smiled back, the importance of manners, my mother always said, is inversely related to how inclined one is to use them, or, in other words, sometimes politeness is all that stands between oneself and madness.”
    Nicole Krauss, Great House

  • #29
    Miranda July
    “What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.”
    Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

  • #30
    Miranda July
    “I laughed and said, Life is easy. What I meant was, Life is easy with you here, and when you leave, it will be hard again.”
    Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You



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