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  • #1
    John Green
    “I hated talking, and I hated listening to everyone else stumble on their words so they wouldn't sound dumb, and I hated how it was all just a game of trying to figure out what the teacher wanted to hear and then saying it. I'm in a class, so teach me.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #2
    John Green
    “I think maybe the reason I have spent most of my life being afraid is that I have been trying to prepare myself to train my body for real fear when it comes. But I am not prepared.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #3
    Sarah Winman
    “Nothing stays forgotten for long, Elly. Sometimes we simply have to remind the world that we're special and that we're still here.”
    Sarah Winman, When God Was a Rabbit

  • #4
    Melina Marchetta
    “Taylor: Do you know when the next train to Yass is coming?
    Jonah: Go to hell.
    Taylor: Been there. Trust me. It's so overrated.”
    Melina Marchetta

  • #5
    Virginia Woolf
    “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #6
    John Green
    “I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #7
    “If you say “I don't read” like it's something to be proud of, punch yourself in the face repeatedly.”
    Donald Bell

  • #8
    Markus Zusak
    “The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #9
    Veronica Roth
    “Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #10
    Veronica Roth
    “Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #11
    John Green
    “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #12
    Yann Martel
    “For fear, real fear such as shakes you to your foundation, such as you feel when you are brought face to face with your mortal end, nestles in your memory like a gangrene: it seeks to rot everything, even the words with which to speak of it. So you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
    Yann Martel

  • #13
    Harper Lee
    “He had asked me earlier in the summer to marry him, then he promptly forgot about it. He staked me out, marked as his property, said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me.”
    Harper Lee

  • #14
    Celia Rees
    “Those that can heal can harm; those that can cure can kill.”
    Celia Rees, Witch Child

  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #16
    Nancy Farmer
    “How much wickedness could you do in the service of good before it turned into pure evil?”
    Nancy Farmer, The Lord of Opium

  • #17
    Cath Crowley
    “..dreaming's the only way to get you anywhere.”
    Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

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