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  • #1
    “I remember the day you left. Tying rocks to your ankles, you said, "I'm going to find a new world, under the ocean." I guess you must be enjoying yourself, I haven't seen you since”
    Elisabeth Pfeffer

  • #2
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #3
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #4
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Plato
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
    Plato

  • #7
    Albert Einstein
    “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #8
    Anne Frank
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
    Anne Frank, Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex: A Collection of Her Short Stories, Fables, and Lesser-Known Writings, Revised Edition

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Harper Lee
    “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #11
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “Please tell a story about a girl who gets away.”
    I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. “Gets away from what, though?”
    “From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn’t really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like ‘happy’ and ‘good’ will never find her.”
    “You don’t want her to be happy and good?”
    “I’m not sure what’s really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

  • #12
    Paulo Coelho
    “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”
    Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

  • #13
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “Solitary people, these book lovers. I think it's swell that there are people you don't have to worry about when you don't see them for a long time, you don't have to wonder what they do, how they're getting along with themselves. You just know that they're all right, and probably doing something they like.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

  • #14
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “And without further argument he unsheathed the sword and cleaved Miss Foxe's head from her neck. He knew what was supposed to happen. He knew that this awkward, whispering creature before him should now transform into a princess - dazzlingly beautiful, free, and made wise by her hardship.

    That is not what happened.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

  • #15
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “If you should find yourself in a place that is indifferent to you and there is someone there that your spirit stretches to, then that person is kin.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, The Opposite House

  • #16
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “In Narnia a girl might ring a bell in a deserted temple and feel the chime in her eyes, pure as the freeze that forces tears. Then when the sound dies out, the White Witch wakes. It was like, I want to touch you, and I can touch you, now what next, a dagger?”
    Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

  • #17
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “Once you let people know anything about what you think, that's it, you're dead. Then they'll be jumping about in your mind, taking things out, holding them up to the light and killing them, yes, killing them, because thoughts are supposed to stay and grow in quiet, dark places, like butterflies in cocoons.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, The Icarus Girl

  • #18
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “Dear Miranda Silver,
    This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of our letter.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

  • #19
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “Mostly, when Jess didn't want to talk about her ideas in class, Colleen thought that Jess was showing off, making sure that she would be coaxed and pleaded with, but how could Jess have explained in a coherent way that she was scared? Once you let people know anything about what you think, that's it, you're dead. Then they'll be jumping about in your mind, taking things out, holding them up to the light and killing them, yes, killing them, because thoughts are supposed to stay and grow in quiet, dark places, like butterflies in cocoons.”
    Helen Oyeyemi

  • #20
    Hans Christian Andersen
    “It was the last night that she would
    breathe the same air as he, or look out over the deep sea and up into the star-blue heaven. A dreamless,
    eternal night awaited her, for she had no soul and had not been able to win one.”
    Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid and Other Tales

  • #21
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “It was the dread that comes about when you are allowed to have something that seems costly and yet you're not asked for payment.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

  • #22
    Hajime Isayama
    “When we're born. . . All of us. . . Are free. People who reject that, no matter how strong they are. . . Don't matter.”
    Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan, Vol. 4

  • #23
    “Wanting to be true to yourself. . . Is just an act of self-satisfaction.”
    Aya Kanno, Otomen, Vol. 15

  • #24
    “But I like Alice. And I can tell that she's had to face some tough stuff. You can see it in her face when she thinks you're not looking.”
    Mamenosuke Fujimaru, Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz, Vol. 01

  • #25
    Helen Oyeyemi
    “I've read that madness is present when everything you see and hear takes on an equal significance. A dead bird makes you cry, and so does a doorknob.”
    Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

  • #26
    Dale Carnegie
    “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
    Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

  • #27
    Bertrand Russell
    “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #28
    Hajime Isayama
    “I'm sorry Eren. . . I can't. . . Give up. If I die now. . . I won't even be able to remember you. So no matter what. . . I'm going to win! Whatever I have to do, I'm going to live!!”
    Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan, Vol. 2

  • #29
    Christopher Barzak
    “I once heard my mother tell my sister love only comes at a price, there's no way around it. You give up parts of yourself for love, she said. If that's true, I thought, the cost of our love had risen. And despite wanting to be as real to you as you were to me, I couldn't afford us any longer. We were beyond my means.”
    Christopher Barzak, The Love We Share Without Knowing

  • #30
    Christopher Barzak
    “Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.”
    Christopher Barzak, One for Sorrow



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