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  • #1
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Cruelty depends on an understanding of cruelty, and the ability to choose against it. Or to choose to ignore it.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

  • #2
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #3
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #4
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Am I hideous, Jane?
    Very, sir: you always were, you know.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #5
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #6
    Rudyard Kipling
    “If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;!”
    Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

  • #7
    Natalie Babbitt
    “Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”
    Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

  • #8
    Lewis Carroll
    “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #9
    Maya Angelou
    “The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. ”
    Maya Angelou

  • #10
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #11
    Charles William Eliot
    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
    Charles W. Eliot

  • #12
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #14
    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #15
    Arundhati Roy
    “That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #16
    May Sarton
    “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
    May Sarton

  • #17
    Jane Austen
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #18
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    Thomas A. Edison
    “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
    Thomas A. Edison

  • #21
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #22
    Maya Angelou
    “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
    Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

  • #23
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #24
    Sylvia Plath
    “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #25
    C.G. Jung
    “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
    Carl Gustav Jung

  • #26
    C. JoyBell C.
    “The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #27
    C. JoyBell C.
    “Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #28
    Mary Anne Radmacher
    “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”
    Mary Anne Radmacher

  • #29
    Tamora Pierce
    “Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary.”
    Tamora Pierce, Lady Knight

  • #30
    “The soul withdrew to a rational silence. The body remained there in the madness.”
    Edith Hahn Beer a, The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

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