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  • #1
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren't on our lists, people we've never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #2
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “I have noticed that if you look carefully at people's eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

  • #3
    J.K. Rowling
    “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #4
    Michael Chabon
    “Mr. Feld was right; life was like baseball, filled with loss and error, with bad hops and wild pitches, a game in which even champions lost almost as often as they won, and even the best hitters were put out seventy percent of the time.”
    Michael Chabon, Summerland

  • #5
    Dave Eggers
    “We lose weeks like buttons, like pencils.”
    Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

  • #6
    Cormac McCarthy
    “When one has nothing left make ceremonies out of the air and breathe upon them.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #7
    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

  • #8
    J.K. Rowling
    “It's going to be all right, sir," Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore's silence than he had been by his weakened voice. "We're nearly there ... I can Apparate us both back ... don't worry ..."
    "I am not worried, Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #9
    Khaled Hosseini
    “For you, a thousand times over”
    Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    J.K. Rowling
    “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #12
    J.K. Rowling
    “Not my daughter, you bitch!”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #13
    Tim O'Brien
    “The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in the head. There is the illusion of aliveness.”
    Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

  • #14
    Tina Fey
    “To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #15
    Markus Zusak
    “I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant...I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #16
    Sherman Alexie
    “Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It's one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they're the four hugest words in the world when they're put together.

    You can do it.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #17
    Sherman Alexie
    “I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That's right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that's kind of perverted or maybe it's just romantic and highly intelligent.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #18
    Kathryn Stockett
    “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
    Kathryn Stockett, The Help

  • #19
    Markus Zusak
    “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #20
    Tina Fey
    “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #21
    Tina Fey
    “I was a little excited but mostly blorft. "Blorft" is an adjective I just made up that means 'Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.' I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #22
    Tina Fey
    “Read! When your baby is finally down for the night, pick up a juicy book like Eat, Pray, Love or Pride and Prejudice or my personal favorite, Understanding Sleep Disorders: Narcolepsy and Apnea; A Clinical Study. Taking some time to read each night really taught me how to feign narcolepsy when my husband asked me what my “plan” was for taking down the Christmas tree.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #23
    Colum McCann
    “I gave them all the truth and none of the honesty.”
    Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

  • #24
    Brian Selznick
    “I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.”
    Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  • #25
    Brian Selznick
    “Maybe that's why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn't able to do what it was meant to do...Maybe it's the same with people," Hugo continued. "If you lose your purpose...it's like your broken.”
    Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  • #26
    Ron Currie Jr.
    “Everything ends, and Everything matters.

    Everything matters not in spite of the end of you and all that you love, but because of it. Everything is all you’ve got…and after Everything is nothing. So you were wise to welcome Everything, the good and the bad alike, and cling to it all. Gather it in. Seek the meaning in sorrow and don’t ever turn away, not once, from here until the end. Because it is all the same, it is all unfathomable, and it is all infinitely preferable to the one dreadful alternative.”
    Ron Currie Jr., Everything Matters!

  • #27
    Karen Hesse
    “And I know now that all the time I was trying to get
    out of the dust,
    the fact is,
    what I am,
    I am because of the dust.
    And what I am is good enough.
    Even for me.”
    Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

  • #28
    Geraldine Brooks
    “A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.”
    Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

  • #29
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • #30
    David Sedaris
    “But instead I am applying for a job as an elf. Even worse than applying is the very real possibility that I will not be hired, that I couldn't even find work as an elf. That's when you know you're a failure.”
    David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice



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