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  • #1
    Margaret Atwood
    “Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #2
    David Sedaris
    “If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”
    David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

  • #3
    Paulo Coelho
    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #4
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #5
    Stephen King
    “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
    Stephen King

  • #6
    Harper Lee
    “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #7
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • #8
    Brady Udall
    “Unlike Rosa, I can see no divine purpose behind the tangle of this existence, no ordering hand. It is all a mystery, or more accurately, a mess. There are no heroes or villains, no saviors or demons or angels. Only those who have died and those of us who, for whatever reason, have survived. None of this will keep me from believing in God. I believe in Him, I just don't know that I will ever have faith in Him.”
    Brady Udall

  • #9
    Brady Udall
    “When it comes to love, everyone is a liar.”
    Brady Udall, The Lonely Polygamist
    tags: love

  • #10
    John Irving
    “Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #11
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
    Charlotte Brontë

  • #12
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “It gave me a strange feeling, and the rest of that night I didn’t say much, but merely sat there and drank, trying to decide if I was getting older and wiser, or just plain old.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #14
    A.A. Milne
    “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”
    A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

  • #16
    Steve Jobs
    “Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

    Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

    Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
    Steve Jobs

  • #17
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #18
    Jonathan Franzen
    “And meanwhile the sad truth was that not everyone could be extraordinary, not everyone could be extremely cool; because whom would this leave to be ordinary?”
    Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections

  • #19
    Wally Lamb
    “Look, don't just stare at the pages," I used to tell my students. "Become the characters. Live inside the book.”
    Wally Lamb, The Hour I First Believed

  • #20
    Stephen King
    “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
    Stephen King

  • #21
    Stephen King
    “Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren't prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets. ”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #22
    Wallace Stegner
    “Is that the basis of friendship? Is it as reactive as that? Do we respond only to people who seem to find us interesting?... Do we all buzz or ring or light up when people press our vanity buttons, and only then? Can I think of anyone in my whole life whom I have liked without his first showing signs of liking me?”
    Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

  • #23
    Dashiell Hammett
    “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.”
    Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

  • #24
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #26
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #28
    Kent Haruf
    “Where are you?
    You mean where in the house?
    Are you in your bedroom?
    Yes, I've been reading. Is this some kind of phone sex?
    It's just two old people talking in the dark, Addie said.”
    Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night



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