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  • #1
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #2
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention.
    Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day.
    This is all practice.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  • #4
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #5
    Terry Pratchett
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

  • #6
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #7
    Neil Gaiman
    “I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #8
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
    Sid Ziff

  • #9
    Dorothy Parker
    “Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #10
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #11
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #12
    Stephen King
    “If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you.”
    Stephen King

  • #13
    James Thurber
    “All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”
    James Thurber

  • #14
    James Thurber
    “Don't get it right, get it written.”
    James Thurber

  • #15
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.”
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

  • #16
    Homer
    “How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!”
    Homer

  • #17
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    “You should never ask anyone for anything. Never- and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.”
    Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

  • #18
    Jennifer Egan
    “I'm always happy," Sasha said. "Sometimes I just forget.”
    Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

  • #19
    Dorothy Parker
    “What fresh hell is this?”
    Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

  • #20
    Dorothy Parker
    “I hate writing, I love having written.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #21
    Dorothy Parker
    “This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it."

    [Women Know Everything!]”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #22
    Dorothy Parker
    “I'm never going to accomplish anything; that's perfectly clear to me. I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.”
    Dorothy Parker, Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker

  • #23
    Dorothy Parker
    “I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen."

    [From a column dated November 17, 1928]”
    Dorothy Parker, Constant Reader

  • #24
    Dorothy Parker
    “In youth, it was a way I had,
    To do my best to please.
    And change, with every passing lad
    To suit his theories.

    But now I know the things I know
    And do the things I do,
    And if you do not like me so,
    To hell, my love, with you.”
    Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

  • #25
    Dorothy Parker
    “I'd like to have money. And I'd like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that's too adorable, I'd rather have money.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #26
    Dorothy Parker
    “I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.”
    Dorothy Parker, Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker

  • #27
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #28
    Arundhati Roy
    “That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #29
    George R.R. Martin
    “Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”
    George R. R. Martin

  • #30
    Ray Bradbury
    “Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go.”
    Ray Bradbury



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