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  • #1
    Margaret Mitchell
    “Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
    Margaret Mitchell

  • #1
    Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    “Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.”
    Henry Louis Gates Jr

  • #2
    Pablo Neruda
    “Quiero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #2
    Audre Lorde
    “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
    Audre Lorde

  • #3
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #4
    Ray Bradbury
    “With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word 'intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.”
    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

  • #5
    William Faulkner
    “I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.”
    William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

  • #6
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #7
    Alice Walker
    “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
    alice walker, The Color Purple

  • #8
    Elinor Glyn
    “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ”
    Elinor Glyn

  • #9
    Truman Capote
    “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
    Truman Capote

  • #10
    Voltaire
    “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
    Voltaire

  • #11
    Evelyn Waugh
    “Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.”
    Evelyn Waugh

  • #12
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
    Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

  • #13
    Jane Goodall
    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
    Jane Goodall

  • #14
    Rita Mae Brown
    “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
    Rita Mae Brown

  • #15
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #16
    Benjamin Franklin
    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

  • #17
    Arundhati Roy
    “That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #19
    Arthur  Miller
    “Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”
    Arthur Miller

  • #20
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #21
    May Sarton
    “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
    May Sarton

  • #22
    Albert Einstein
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #23
    Samuel Beckett
    “We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
    Samuel Beckett

  • #24
    Dorothy Parker
    “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #25
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #26
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #27
    Henry James
    “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
    Henry James

  • #28
    Walter Cronkite
    “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
    Walter Cronkite



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