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  • #1
    James Franco
    “They're just peanut butter and jealous! Haters gonna hate, and ain't-ers gonna ain't.”
    James Franco

  • #2
    Emma Lazarus
    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
    Emma Lazarus

  • #3
    Alice Sebold
    “And my sister, my Lindsey, left me in her memories, where I was meant to be.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #4
    Joan Rivers
    “I hate housework. You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.”
    Joan Rivers

  • #5
    Alice Sebold
    “Your first kiss is destiny knocking.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #6
    Joan Rivers
    “I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.”
    Joan Rivers

  • #7
    Philip G. Zimbardo
    “To be a hero you have to learn to be a deviant —
    because you're always going against the conformity of the group.”
    Philip G. Zimbardo

  • #9
    Alice Sebold
    “I had rescued the moment by using my camera and in that way had found how to stop time and hold it. No one could take that image away from me because I owned it.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #11
    Alice Sebold
    “You don't notice the dead leaving when they really choose to leave you. You're not meant to. At most you feel them as a whisper or the wave of a whisper undulating down. I would compare it to a woman in the back of a lecture hall or theater whom no one notices until she slips out.Then only those near the door themselves, like Grandma Lynn, notice; to the rest it is like an unexplained breeze in a closed room.
    Grandma Lynn died several years later, but I have yet to see her here. I imagine her tying it on in her heaven, drinking mint juleps with Tennessee Williams and Dean Martin. She'll be here in her own sweet time, I'm sure.
    If I'm to be honest with you, I still sneak away to watch my family sometimes. I can't help it, and sometimes they still think of me. They can't help it....
    It was a suprise to everyone when Lindsey found out she was pregnant...My father dreamed that one day he might teach another child to love ships in bottles. He knew there would be both sadness and joy in it; that it would always hold an echo of me.
    I would like to tell you that it is beautiful here, that I am, and you will one day be, forever safe. But this heaven is not about safety just as, in its graciousness, it isn't about gritty reality. We have fun.
    We do things that leave humans stumped and grateful, like Buckley's garden coming up one year, all of its crazy jumble of plants blooming all at once. I did that for my mother who, having stayed, found herself facing the yard again. Marvel was what she did at all the flowers and herbs and budding weeds. Marveling was what she mostly did after she came back- at the twists life took.
    And my parents gave my leftover possessions to the Goodwill, along with Grandma Lynn's things.
    They kept sharing when they felt me. Being together, thinking and talking about the dead, became a perfectly normal part of their life. And I listened to my brother, Buckley, as he beat the drums.
    Ray became Dr. Singh... And he had more and more moments that he chose not to disbelieve. Even if surrounding him were the serious surgeons and scientists who ruled over a world of black and white, he maintained this possibility: that the ushering strangers that sometimes appeared to the dying were not the results of strokes, that he had called Ruth by my name, and that he had, indeed, made love to me.
    If he ever doubted, he called Ruth. Ruth, who graduated from a closet to a closet-sized studio on the Lower East Side. Ruth, who was still trying to find a way to write down whom she saw and what she had experienced. Ruth, who wanted everyone to believe what she knew: that the dead truly talk to us, that in the air between the living, spirits bob and weave and laugh with us. They are the oxygen we breathe.
    Now I am in the place I call this wide wide Heaven because it includes all my simplest desires but also the most humble and grand. The word my grandfather uses is comfort.
    So there are cakes and pillows and colors galore, but underneath this more obvious patchwork quilt are places like a quiet room where you can go and hold someone's hand and not have to say anything. Give no story. Make no claim. Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish. This wide wide Heaven is about flathead nails and the soft down of new leaves, wide roller coaster rides and escaped marbles that fall then hang then take you somewhere you could never have imagined in your small-heaven dreams.”
    Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • #15
    Lao Tzu
    “he who knows himself is intelligent.”
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

  • #16
    Sherry Turkle
    “Human relationships are rich and they're messy and they're demanding. And we clean them up with technology. And when we do, one of the things that can happen is that we sacrifice conversation for mere connection. We short-change ourselves. And over time, we seem to forget this, or we seem to stop caring.”
    Sherry Turkle

  • #22
    Charles M. Schulz
    “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people... Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin. ”
    Charles Schulz

  • #27
    Banksy
    “The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.”
    Banksy, Wall and Piece

  • #33
    Voltaire
    “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
    Voltaire

  • #34
    Voltaire
    “Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.”
    Voltaire

  • #37
    Ken Robinson
    “We stigmatize mistakes. And we're now running national educational systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make -- and the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities.”
    Ken Robinson

  • #41
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #43
    Voltaire
    “Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
    Voltaire

  • #44
    Albert Einstein
    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #45
    Voltaire
    “Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.”
    Voltaire

  • #46
    Alexandre Dumas fils
    “The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”
    Alexandre Dumas-fils

  • #47
    Voltaire
    “The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”
    Voltaire

  • #48
    Voltaire
    “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”
    Voltaire

  • #49
    Michelangelo Buonarroti
    “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
    Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • #50
    Voltaire
    “Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delight of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed.”
    Voltaire

  • #51
    Albert Einstein
    “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #52
    Albert Einstein
    “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
    Einstein

  • #53
    Michelangelo Buonarroti
    “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
    Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • #54
    Voltaire
    “Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.”
    voltaire

  • #55
    Michelangelo Buonarroti
    “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. ”
    Michelangelo Buonarroti



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