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  • #1
    Lewis Carroll
    “Speak in French when you can’t think of the English for a thing--
    turn your toes out when you walk---
    And remember who you are!”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #2
    Russell Brand
    “For me happiness occurs arbitrarily: a moment of eye contact on a bus, where all at once you fall in love; or a frozen second in a park where it's enough that there are trees in the world.”
    Russell Brand

  • #3
    Lewis Carroll
    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #4
    Russell Brand
    “My dad's philosophy was (and I think still is) that life is a malevolent force, which seeks to destroy you, and you have to struggle with it. Only those who are hard enough will succeed. Most people get crushed, but if you fight, in the end life will go, "Fucking hell. This one's serious. Let him through.”
    Russell Brand

  • #5
    Victor Hugo
    “What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  • #6
    Russell Brand
    “Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.”
    Russell Brand

  • #7
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
    Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
    Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
    tags: love

  • #8
    Russell Brand
    “Some people were just getting on with their lives, chatting, being young. It simply wouldn't do.”
    Russell Brand

  • #9
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #10
    Russell Brand
    “I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar!”
    Russell Brand

  • #11
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

  • #12
    Russell Brand
    “I hope it is not necessary for me to stress the platonic nature of our relationship- not platonic in the purest sense, there was no philosophical discourse, but we certainly didn't fuck, which is usually what people mean by platonic; which I bet would really piss Plato off, that for all his thinking and chatting his name has become an adjective for describing sexless trysts.”
    Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

  • #13
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Maybe...you'll fall in love with me all over again."
    "Hell," I said, "I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?"
    "Yes. I want to ruin you."
    "Good," I said. "That's what I want too.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • #14
    Leonard Cohen
    “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #15
    Ernest Hemingway
    “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #16
    Leonard Cohen
    “As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armour themselves against wonder. ”
    Leonard Cohen, The Favorite Game

  • #17
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #18
    Leonard Cohen
    “I don't remember
    lighting this cigarette
    and I don't remember
    if I'm here alone
    or waiting for someone.”
    Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing

  • #19
    Ernest Hemingway
    “When you start to live outside yourself, it's all dangerous.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

  • #20
    Leonard Cohen
    “i would like to remind
    the management
    that the drinks are watered
    and the hat-check girl
    has syphilis
    and the band is composed
    of former ss monsters
    However since it is
    new year's eve
    and i have lip cancer
    i will place my
    paper hat on my
    concussion and dance”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #21
    Ernest Hemingway
    “After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #22
    Leonard Cohen
    “In streams of light I clearly saw
    The dust you seldom see,
    Out of which the Nameless makes
    A Name for one like me...
    All busy in the sunlight
    The flecks did float and dance,
    And I was tumbled up with them
    In formless circumstance.”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #23
    Ernest Hemingway
    “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #24
    Leonard Cohen
    “I have often prayed for you
    like this
    Let me have her”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #25
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #26
    Leonard Cohen
    “Silence

    And a deeper silence

    When the crickets

    Hesitate”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #27
    Ernest Hemingway
    “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #28
    Leonard Cohen
    “Anything I tell you is an alibi for something else."

    Then let's be quiet together.”
    Leonard Cohen, The Favorite Game

  • #29
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything. ”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #30
    Leonard Cohen
    “Like a bird on a wire,
    like a drunk in a midnight choir,
    I have tried in my way to be free!!”
    Leonard Cohen



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