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  • #1
    Leonard Cohen
    “I don't remember
    lighting this cigarette
    and I don't remember
    if I'm here alone
    or waiting for someone.”
    Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing

  • #2
    Arundhati Roy
    “She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims...”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #3
    Charles Bukowski
    “Lighting new cigarettes,
    pouring more
    drinks.

    It has been a beautiful
    fight.

    Still
    is.”
    Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

  • #4
    Tahereh Mafi
    “You destroy me."
    "Juliette," he says and he mouths the name, barely speaking at all, and he's pouring molten lava into my limbs and I never even knew I could melt straight to death.
    "I want you," he says. He says "I want all of you. I want you inside and out and catching your breath and aching for me like I ache for you." He says it like it's a lit cigarette lodged in his throat, like he wants to dip me in warm honey and he says "It's never been a secret. I've never tried to hide that from you. I've never pretended I wanted anything less."
    "You-you said you wanted f-friendship-"
    "Yes," he says, he swallows, "I did. I do. I do want to be your friend. He nods and I register the slight movement in the air between us. "I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend," he says. "The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body, Juliette-"
    "No," I gasp. "Don't-don't s-say that-"
    "I want to know where to touch you," he says. "I want to know how to touch you. I want to know how to convince you to design a smile just for me." I feel his chest rising, falling, up and down and up and down and "Yes," he says. "I do want to be your friend." He says "I want to be your best friend in the entire world."
    "I want so many things," he whispers. "I want your mind. Your strength. I want to be worth your time." His fingers graze the hem of my top and he says "I want this up." He tugs on the waist of my pants and says "I want these down." He touches the tips of his fingers to the sides of my body and says, "I want to feel your skin on fire. I want to feel your heart racing next to mine and I want to know it's racing because of me, because you want me. Because you never," he says, he breathes, "never want me to stop. I want every second. Every inch of you. I want all of it."
    And I drop dead, all over the floor.
    "Juliette."
    I can't understand why I can still hear him speaking because I'm dead, I'm already dead, I've died over and over and over again.
    He swallows, hard, his chest heaving, his words a breathless, shaky whisper when he says "I'm so-I'm so desperately in love with you-”
    Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

  • #5
    Jimi Hendrix
    “I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
    Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love

  • #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. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #7
    Woody Allen
    “I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
    Woody Allen

  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
    Mark Twain

  • #12
    George Carlin
    “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
    George Carlin

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #14
    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
    Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Stephanie Klein
    “Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”
    Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty

  • #17
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #18
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #19
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #20
    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

  • #21
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders

  • #22
    Oscar Levant
    “There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”
    Oscar Levant

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #24
    Richelle Mead
    “I knew you were a badass," continued Adrian. "But I didn't realize just how much until I saw you dropping guardians out there."
    "Does that mean you're going to be nicer to me?" I teased.
    "I'm already nice to you," he said loftily. "Do you know how badly I want a cigarette right now? But no. I manfully suffer through nicotine withdrawal—all for you.”
    Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

  • #25
    Richelle Mead
    “My cigarettes and I are going outside. At least they show me respect.”
    Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

  • #26
    Brigham Young
    “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
    Brigham Young

  • #27
    George Orwell
    “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
    George Orwell

  • #28
    Steven Spielberg
    “Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.”
    Steven Spielberg

  • #29
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

  • #30
    Edgar Lee Masters
    “To this generation I would say:
    Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.”
    Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology



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