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  • #1
    Jonathan Swift
    “May you live every day of your life.”
    Jonathan Swift

  • #2
    Flannery O'Connor
    “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
    Flannery O'Connor

  • #3
    E.E. Cummings
    “Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #4
    Aphra Behn
    “That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”
    Aphra Behn, The Lucky Chance, Or, the Alderman's Bargain

  • #5
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #6
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

  • #7
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    “The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.”
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • #8
    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

  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #10
    Jasper Fforde
    “After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.”
    Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

  • #11
    Milan Kundera
    “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #12
    Tennessee Williams
    “Time is the longest distance between two places.”
    Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

  • #13
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #14
    Steve Martin
    “Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.”
    Steve Martin

  • #15
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #16
    George Gordon Byron
    “All who joy would win
    Must share it -- Happiness was born a twin.”
    George Gordon Byron, Don Juan

  • #17
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
    Niels Bohr

  • #18
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #19
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #20
    Thomas Merton
    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
    tags: art

  • #21
    Bertolt Brecht
    “Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”
    Bertolt Brecht

  • #22
    Jules Verne
    “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
    Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • #23
    Charles Lamb
    “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
    Charles Lamb, The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

  • #24
    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

  • #25
    Galileo Galilei
    “I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.”
    Galileo Galilei

  • #26
    Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to
    “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
    George Sand

  • #27
    André Breton
    “My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
    André Breton, What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

  • #28
    Lemony Snicket
    “If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

  • #29
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #30
    Chaim Potok
    “I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”
    Chaim Potok, The Chosen



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