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  • #1
    Juliet Marillier
    “He would have told her - he would have said, it matters not if you are here or there, for I see you before me every moment. I see you in the light of the water, in the swaying of the young trees in the spring wind. I see you in the shadows of the great oaks, I hear your voice in the cry of the owl at night. You are the blood in my veins, and the beating of my heart. You are my first waking thought, and my last sigh before sleeping. You are - you are bone of my bone, and breath of my breath.”
    Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest

  • #2
    Arthur Hugh Clough
    “Ah yet, when all is thought and said,
    The heart still overrules the head;
    Still what we hope we must believe,
    And what is given us receive;

    Must still believe, for still we hope
    That in a world of larger scope,
    What here is faithfully begun
    Will be completed, not undone.

    My child, we still must think, when we
    That ampler life together see,
    Some true result will yet appear
    Of what we are, together, here.”
    Arthur Hugh Clough, The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough
    tags: love

  • #3
    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
    Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book

  • #4
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
    Joyce Carol Oates

  • #5
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #6
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “In love there are two things - bodies and words. ”
    Joyce Carol Oates
    tags: love

  • #7
    Suzanne Collins
    “Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
    A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
    Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
    And when it's morning again, they'll wash away
    Here it's safe, here it's warm
    Here the daisies guard you from every harm
    Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
    Here is the place where I love you.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #8
    I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
    “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #9
    Suzanne Collins
    “Stupid people are dangerous.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #10
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #11
    Charles William Eliot
    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
    Charles William Eliot

  • #12
    Fred Chappell
    “Our thoughts were so awesome to us, that no one could speak a word, not even ‘Goodbye.’ We hugged and clasped and wept silently.”
    Fred Chappell, I Am One of You Forever

  • #13
    Garrison Keillor
    “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    Garrison Keillor

  • #14
    Garrison Keillor
    “One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining.”
    Garrison Keillor

  • #15
    Henry Ward Beecher
    “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
    Henry Ward Beecher

  • #16
    Sylvia Plath
    “Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #17
    Edith Sitwell
    “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
    Edith Sitwell

  • #18
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #19
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer

  • #20
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “He was not such a special person. He loved to read very much, and also to write. He was a poet, and he exhibited me many of his poems. I remember many of them. They were silly, you could say, and about love. He was always in his room writing those things, and never with people. I used to tell him, What good is all that love doing on paper? I said, Let love write on you for a little. But he was so stubborn. Or perhaps he was only timid.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #21
    Lisa See
    “All women on earth-- and men, too for that matter-- hope for the kind of love that transforms us, raises us up out of the everyday, & gives us the courage to survive our little deaths: the heartache of unfulfilled dreams, of career and personal disappointments, of broken love affairs.”
    Lisa See, Peony in Love

  • #22
    Lisa See
    “When people are alive they love, when they die, they keep loving. If love ends when person dies, that is not real love”
    Lisa See, Peony in Love

  • #23
    Lisa See
    “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
    Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • #24
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

  • #25
    J.K. Rowling
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #26
    Robert Frost
    “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    Robert Frost

  • #27
    William Shakespeare
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #28
    Ovid
    “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
    Ovid, Heroides

  • #29
    Brian Andreas
    “She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It's easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.”
    Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

  • #30
    Carl Sagan
    “What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."

    [Cosmos, Part 11: The Persistence of Memory (1980)]”
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos



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