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  • #1
    “Don’t confuse the darkness that’s leaving with the light that’s coming in.”
    A.D. Posey

  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
    Anais Nin

  • #3
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I avoided writers very carefully because they can perpetuate trouble as no one else can.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

  • #4
    Anaïs Nin
    “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #5
    Haruki Murakami
    “I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #6
    George Carlin
    “The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
    George Carlin

  • #7
    Flannery O'Connor
    “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
    Flannery O'Connor

  • #8
    Howard Mittelmark
    “...This particular blunder is known as deus ex machina, which is French for "Are you fucking kidding me?”
    Howard Mittelmark, How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them—A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Plutarch
    “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
    Plutarch

  • #11
    Yuri Gagarin
    “I looked and looked but I didn't see God.

    [Speaking about, in 1961, becoming the first human to enter space.]”
    Yuri Gagarin

  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from.”
    C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

  • #13
    Virginia Woolf
    “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #14
    Alex Garland
    “When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn’t need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that’s just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s just what you’ve been searching for all these years.”
    Alex Garland, The Beach

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #17
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #21
    Blaise Pascal
    “I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter."

    (Letter 16, 1657)”
    Blaise Pascal, The Provincial Letters

  • #22
    Franz Kafka
    “May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #23
    John Donne
    “More than kisses, letters mingle souls.”
    John Donne

  • #24
    Alice Steinbach
    “A letter is always better than a phone call. People write things in letters they would never say in person. They permit themselves to write down feelings and observations using emotional syntax far more intimate and powerful than speech will allow.”
    Alice Steinbach, Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

  • #25
    Charlotte Eriksson
    “I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything,
    at any time,
    and I am not your fault.”
    Charlotte Eriksson

  • #26
    Jean-Dominique Bauby
    “Other letters simply relate the small events that punctuate the passage of time: roses picked at dusk, the laziness of a rainy Sunday, a child crying himself to sleep. Capturing the moment, these small slices of life, these small gusts of happiness, move me more deeply than all the rest. A couple of lines or eight pages, a Middle Eastern stamp or a suburban postmark . . . I hoard all these letters like treasure. One day I hope to fasten them end to end in a half-mile streamer, to float in the wind like a banner raised to the glory of friendship.
    It will keep the vultures at bay.”
    Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

  • #27
    Saul Bellow
    “I should have written you a letter, it was too late to make the deaths of my brothers an excuse. Since they died, I wrote a book; why not a letter? A mysterious but truthful answer is that while I can gear myself up to do a novel, letters, real-life communications, are too much for me. I used to rattle them off easily enough; why is the challenge of writing to friends and acquaintances too much for me now? Because I have become such a solitary, and not in the Aristotelian sense: not a beast, not a god. Rather, a loner troubled by longings, incapable of finding a suitable language and despairing at the impossibility of composing messages in a playable key--as if I no longer understood the codes used by the estimable people who wanted to hear from me and would have so much to reply if only the impediments were taken away.”
    Saul Bellow

  • #28
    Paulo Coelho
    “Ester asked why people are sad.
    "That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

  • #29
    Haruki Murakami
    “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
    haruki murakami

  • #30
    Haruki Murakami
    “Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.
    It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
    Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”
    Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun



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