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  • #1
    Kathryn Stockett
    “The first time I was ever called ugly, I was thirteen. It was a rich friend of my brother Carlton's over to shoot guns in the field.
    'Why you crying, girl?' Constantine asked me in the kitchen.
    I told her what the boy had called me, tears streaming down my face.
    'Well? Is you?'
    I blinked, paused my crying. 'Is I what?'
    'Now you look a here, Egenia'-because constantien was the only one who'd occasionally follow Mama's rule. 'Ugly live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful, mean person. Is you one a them peoples?'
    'I don't know. I don't think so,' I sobbed.
    Constantine sat down next to me, at the kitchen table. I heard the cracking of her swollen joints. She pressed her thumb hard in the palm of my hand, somthing we both knew meant Listen. Listen to me.
    'Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision.' Constantine was so close, I could see the blackness of her gums. 'You gone have to ask yourself, Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?'
    She kept her thumb pressed hard in my hand. I nodded that I understood. I was just smart enough to realize she meant white people. And even though I still felt miserable, and knew that I was, most likely, ugly, it was the first time she ever talked to me like I was something besides my mother's white child. All my life I'd been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine's thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.”
    Kathryn Stockett, The Help

  • #2
    “Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going.”
    David Rossi

  • #3
    George Bernard Shaw
    “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #4
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “A poet is a musician who can't sing.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #5
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Courage is grace under pressure.”
    ernest hemingway

  • #6
    Guru Nanak
    “Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.”
    Guru Nanak

  • #7
    Roman Payne
    “She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.”
    Roman Payne

  • #8
    Roman Payne
    “Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”
    Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition

  • #9
    J.K. Rowling
    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #10
    J.K. Rowling
    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #11
    Lev Grossman
    “Careful what you hunt, lest you catch it.”
    Lev Grossman, The Magician King

  • #12
    Kinky Friedman
    “My dear,
    Find what you love and let it kill you.
    Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
    Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
    For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
    ~ Falsely yours”
    Kinky Friedman

  • #13
    “Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it.”
    Swedish Proverb

  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
    Mark Twain

  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
    Mark Twain

  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
    Mark Twain

  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
    Mark Twain

  • #18
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #19
    Albert Schweitzer
    “If you love something so much let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn't it never was”
    Albert Schweitzer
    tags: love

  • #20
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #21
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #22
    John Mayer
    “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason.”
    John Mayer

  • #23
    Charles Bukowski
    “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #24
    Fredrik Backman
    “People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had.”
    Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

  • #25
    Fredrik Backman
    “To love someone is like moving into a house," Sonja used to say. "At first you fall in love in everything new, you wonder every morning that this is one's own, as if they are afraid that someone will suddenly come tumbling through the door and say that there has been a serious mistake and that it simply was not meant to would live so fine. But as the years go by, the facade worn, the wood cracks here and there, and you start to love this house not so much for all the ways it is perfect in that for all the ways it is not. You become familiar with all its nooks and crannies. How to avoid that the key gets stuck in the lock if it is cold outside. Which floorboards have some give when you step on them, and exactly how to open the doors for them not to creak. That's it, all the little secrets that make it your home.”
    Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
    tags: love

  • #26
    Fredrik Backman
    “Death is a strange thing. People live their whole lives as if it does not exist, and yet it's often one of the great motivations for the living. Some of us, in time, become so conscious of it that we live harder, more obstinately, with more fury. Some need its constant presence to even be aware of its antithesis. Others become so preoccupied with it that they go into the waiting room long before it has announced its arrival. We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.”
    Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

  • #27
    Er Gen
    “Life is a series of decisions. Whether you make the correct decisions or not doesn’t matter. The important thing is to keep going forward. Years later, when you look back, perhaps you’ll find that the incorrect decisions you made… weren’t really incorrect. Similarly, the correct decisions… might not necessarily have been correct.  Why struggle with frustration? Why proceed with confusion? In all things… resolution only comes from continuing to move forward. Following this line of reasoning, if there is no such thing as ‘incorrect,’ then how can the ‘correct’ exist? Similarly, if there is no ‘correct,’ then how can the ‘incorrect’ exist?”
    Er Gen, Nirvanic Rebirth. Blood Everywhere!

  • #28
    Khaled Hosseini
    “Marriage can wait, education cannot.”
    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • #29
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #30
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story



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