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  • #1
    George Burns
    “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
    George Burns

  • #2
    Plato
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
    Plato

  • #3
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #4
    Maya Angelou
    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #5
    Leo Tolstoy
    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
    Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

  • #6
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #7
    Stacey Ballis
    “Going to the gym...all those people who always told me that you get addicted to it, that endorphins kick in, that eventually you crave it and look forward to it are sick lying ****s and I want to choke them with a protein bar and pummel them about the head with a bottle of SmartWater.”
    Stacey Ballis, Good Enough to Eat

  • #8
    Jane Goodall
    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
    Jane Goodall

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #11
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #12
    Shel Silverstein
    “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #13
    Aaron Copland
    “To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
    Aaron Copland

  • #14
    Henry Ward Beecher
    “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
    Henry Ward Beecher

  • #15
    E.E. Cummings
    “Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #16
    Anne Rice
    “Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
    Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

  • #17
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #18
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #19
    Lois Lowry
    “Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none”
    Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue

  • #20
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

  • #21
    Victor Hugo
    “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
    Victor Hugo, Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare

  • #22
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #23
    Elizabeth   Taylor
    “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
    Elizabeth Taylor

  • #24
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

  • #25
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

  • #26
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #27
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “I never change, I simply become more myself.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

  • #28
    China Miéville
    “A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.”
    China Miéville, King Rat

  • #29
    George R.R. Martin
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

  • #30
    Diane Duane
    “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”
    Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard



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