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  • #1
    Robert Jordan
    “In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes”
    Robert Jordan, To the Blight

  • #1
    Douglas Adams
    “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

  • #2
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #3
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #5
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #6
    Cheris Kramarae
    “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.”
    Cheris Kramarae

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #7
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #8
    Adrienne Rich
    “Lying is done with words, and also with silence.”
    Adrienne Rich, Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying

  • #10
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    “Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it.”
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

  • #12
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #14
    bell hooks
    “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
    Bell Hooks

  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #17
    Rupi Kaur
    “people go but how they left always stays”
    Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

  • #17
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    “Show a people as one thing, only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.”
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • #18
    James Baldwin
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
    James Baldwin

  • #19
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #20
    J.K. Rowling
    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #20
    Albert Einstein
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #21
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

  • #22
    Robert Jordan
    “Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?”
    Robert Jordan

  • #23
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use
    “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #26
    Mark Twain
    “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
    Mark Twain

  • #27
    Douglas Adams
    “For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #28
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #29
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #30
    Douglas Adams
    “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”
    Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See



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