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  • #1
    Haruki Murakami
    “Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope.”
    Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

  • #2
    Haruki Murakami
    “Everything, everything seemed once-upon-a-time.”
    Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

  • #3
    John O'Donohue
    “If you try to avoid or remove the awkward quality, it will pursue you. The only effective way to still its unease is to transfigure it, to let it become something creative and positive that contributes to who you are.
    Nietzche said that one of the best days in his life was the day when he rebaptized all his negative qualities as his best qualities. Rather than banishing what is at first glimpse unwelcome, you bring it home to unity with your life…..One of your sacred duties is to exercise kindness towrd them. In a sense, you are called to be a loving parent to your delinquent qualiites”
    John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

  • #4
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions — they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #5
    Gregory Maguire
    “Where I'm from, we believe in all sorts of things that aren't true... we call it history.”
    Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • #6
    Washington Irving
    “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
    Washington Irving

  • #7
    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

  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #10
    Douglas Adams
    “Don't Panic.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #11
    Douglas Adams
    “Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #12
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #13
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #14
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #15
    Warsan Shire
    “You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.”
    Warsan Shire

  • #16
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.

    "No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
    Vladimir Nabokov



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