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  • #1
    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

  • #2
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “It was the in-between time, before day leaves and night comes, a time I’ve never been partial to because of the sadness that lingers in the space between going and coming.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless."

    "Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

    "I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “Muffins should always be eaten quite calmly, as it is the only way to eat them!”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #10
    Oscar Wilde
    “They have been eating muffins. That looks like repentance.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I'm a cynical idealist.' He paused and wondered if that meant anything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I'll never be a poet,' said Amory as he finished. 'I'm not enough of a sensualist really; there are only a few obvious things that I notice as primarily beautiful: women, spring evenings, music at night, the sea; I don't catch the subtle things like 'silver-snarling trumpets.' I may turn out an intellectual, but I'll never right anything but mediocre poetry.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #13
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Don't let yourself feel worthless: often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don't worry about losing your "personality," as you persist in calling it: at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 p.m.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #14
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “You are bound to go up and down, just as I did in my youth, but do keep your clarity of mind, and if fools or sages dare to criticise don't blame yourself too much.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #15
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I'm a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to most of my desires.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #16
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #17
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I'm a cynical idealist.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #18
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I hope something happens. I'm restless as the devil and have a horror of getting fat or falling in love and growing domestic.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #19
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Oh, sleep that dreams, and dream that never tires, press from the petals of the lotus flower something of this to keep, the essence of an hour.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #20
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It's worse in the case of newspapers. Any rich, unprogressive old party with that particularly grasping, acquisitive form of mentality known as financial genius can own a paper that is the intellectual meat and drink of thousands of tired, hurried men, men too involved in the business of modern living to swallow anything but predigested food." p. 201”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #21
    Vincent van Gogh
    “The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too”
    Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

  • #22
    Vincent van Gogh
    “We spent our whole lives in unconsous excercise of the art of expressing our thoughts with the help of words”
    Vincent Van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

  • #23
    Vincent van Gogh
    “Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.”
    Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

  • #24
    Vincent van Gogh
    “Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire enough.”
    Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

  • #25
    Vincent van Gogh
    “How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning.”
    Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

  • #26
    Vincent van Gogh
    “Those who love much, do much and accomplish much, and whatever is done with love is done well.... Love is the best and noblest thing in the human heart, especially when it is tested by life as gold is tested by fire. Happy is he who has loved much, and although he may have wavered and doubted, he has kept that divine spark alive and returned to what was in the beginning and ever shall be.

    If only one keeps loving faithfully what is truly worth loving and does not squander one's love on trivial and insignificant and meaningless things then one will gradually obtain more light and grow stronger.”
    Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

  • #27
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    “To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir

  • #28
    Jane Austen
    “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #29
    Jane Austen
    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #30
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “why shouldn't he? All life is just a progression toward and then a recession from one phrase-- 'I love you”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Offshore Pirate



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