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  • #1
    Harper Lee
    “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #2
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #3
    Nick Hornby
    “I remembered what it is I like about sex: what I like about sex is that I can lose myself in it entirely. Sex, in fact, is the most absorbing activity I have discovered in adulthood. When I was a child I used to feel this way about all sorts of things—Legos, The Jungle Book, The Hardy Boys, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Saturday morning cartoons...I could forget where I was, the time of day, who I was with. Sex is the only thing I've found like that as a grown-up, give or take the odd film: books are no longer like that once you're out of your teens, and I've certainly never found it in my work. All the horrible pre-sex self-consciousness drains out of me, and I forget where I am, the time of day...and yes, I forget who I'm with, for the time being.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #4
    Nick Hornby
    “Have you got any soul?" a woman asks the next afternoon. That depends, I feel like saying; some days yes, some days no. A few days ago I was right out; now I've got loads, too much, more than I can handle. I wish I could spread it a bit more evenly, I want to tell her, get a better balance, but I can't seem to get it sorted. I can see she wouldn't be interested in my internal stock control problems though, so I simply point to where I keep the soul I have, right by the exit, just next to the blues.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #5
    Nick Hornby
    “People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #6
    Nick Hornby
    “For alarmingly large chunks of an average day, I am a moron.”
    Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch

  • #7
    Nick Hornby
    “I lost the plot for a while then. And I lost the subplot, the script, the soundtrack, the intermission, my popcorn, the credits, and the exit sign.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

  • #10
    Oscar Wilde
    “In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #11
    Roald Dahl
    “The little pig began to pray
    But Wolfie blew his house away.
    He shouted, "Bacon, Pork, and Ham!
    Oh what a lucky wolf I am!"
    And though he ate the pig quite fast,
    He carefully kept the tail till last.”
    Roald Dahl, Revolting Rhymes

  • #12
    Daphne du Maurier
    “I wanted to go on sitting there, not talking, not listening to the others, keeping the moment precious for all time, because we were peaceful all of us, we were content and drowsy even as the bee who droned above our heads. In a little while it would be different, there would come tomorrow, and the next day and another year. And we would be changed perhaps, never sitting quite like this again. Some of us would go away, or suffer, or die, the future stretched away in front of us, unknown, unseen, not perhaps what we wanted, not what we planned. This moment was safe though, this could not be touched. Here we sat together, Maxim and I, hand-in-hand, and the past and the future mattered not at all. This was secure, this funny little fragment of time he would never remember, never think about again…For them it was just after lunch, quarter-past-three on a haphazard afternoon, like any hour, like any day. They did not want to hold it close, imprisoned and secure, as I did. They were not afraid.”
    Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
    tags: time

  • #13
    Stephen King
    “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
    Stephen King, Different Seasons

  • #14
    Paullina Simons
    “Alexander, were you looking for me?"
    "All my life.”
    Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

  • #15
    Emily Brontë
    “He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #16
    Emily Brontë
    “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #17
    J.M. Barrie
    “To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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