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  • #1
    Jane Austen
    “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
    Jane Austen, Persuasion

  • #2
    Cheris Kramarae
    “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.”
    Cheris Kramarae

  • #3
    Margaret Wise Brown
    “Quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times, a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.”
    Margaret Wise Brown

  • #4
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • #9
    T.S. Eliot
    “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #10
    Julio Cortázar
    “No renuncio a nada, simplemente hago lo que puedo para que las cosas me renuncien a mi.”
    Julio Cortázar

  • #11
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #12
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #13
    Arthur Rimbaud
    “I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.”
    Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat

  • #14
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “¿Hay algo más seductor y a la vez más doloroso para el hombre que el libre albedrío?”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #15
    “some of the happiest moments of my life have occurred just before I fall asleep or wake up, when I linger in that twilight world between consciousness and unconsciousness, in a state of somnolent repose but also savoring the vital goodness of remaining this close to the vegetative in myself”
    Irving Singer, Meaning In Life, Volume 3: The Harmony Of Nature And Spirit

  • #16
    Roberto Bolaño
    “Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”
    Roberto Bolaño, 2666

  • #17
    Roberto Bolaño
    “If you're going to say what you want to say, you're going to hear what you don't want to hear.”
    Roberto Bolaño, The Insufferable Gaucho

  • #18
    Tove Jansson
    “You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much.”
    Tove Jansson, Tales from Moominvalley

  • #19
    Matsuo Bashō
    “The journey itself is my home.”
    Matsuo Basho

  • #20
    Raymond Carver
    “Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.”
    Raymond Carver

  • #21
    Osamu Tezuka
    “What is one man's life compared to the eternity of time and space? No more than a snowflake that glitters in the sun for a moment before melting into the flow of time.”
    Osamu Tezuka, Buddha, Vol. 2: The Four Encounters

  • #22
    Gabriel Zaid
    “¿Y para qué leer? ¿Y para qué escribir? Después de leer cien, mil, diez mil libros en la vida, ¿qué se ha leído? Nada. Decir: yo sólo sé que no he leído nada, después de leer miles de libros, no es un acto de fingida modestia: es rigurosamente exacto, hasta la primera decimal de cero por ciento. Pero ¿no es quizá eso, exactamente, socráticamente, lo que los muchos libros deberían enseñarnos? Ser ignorantes a sabiendas, con plena aceptación. Dejar de ser ignorantes, para llegar a ser ignorantes inteligentes. [...] Quizá, por eso, la medida de la lectura no debe ser el número de libros leídos, sino el estado en que nos dejan.
    ¿Qué demonios importa si uno es culto, está al día o ha leído todos los libros? Lo que importa es cómo se anda, cómo se ve, cómo se actúa, después de leer. Si la calle y las nubes y la existencia de los otros tienen algo que decirnos. Si leer nos hace, físicamente, más reales.”
    Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

  • #23
    Julio Cortázar
    “Siempre fuiste mi espejo,
    quiero decir que para verme tenía que mirarte.”
    Julio Cortázar

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #25
    Guadalupe Nettel
    “Prefería mantenerme el mayor tiempo posible en esa zona de incertidumbre en la que caben todas las posibilidades, a obtener una respuesta rotunda y negativa.”
    Guadalupe Nettel, Después del invierno

  • #26
    Guadalupe Nettel
    “«¿De qué estrellas caímos para encontrarnos aquí?»”
    Guadalupe Nettel, Después del invierno

  • #27
    Joan Didion
    “Grammar is a piano I play by ear.”
    Joan Didion, Joan Didion: Essays & Conversations

  • #28
    Joan Didion
    “Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.”
    Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

  • #29
    Hermann Hesse
    “Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.”
    Herman Hesse

  • #30
    Hermann Hesse
    “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.”
    Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend



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