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  • #1
    Francis of Assisi
    “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
    St. Francis Of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #3
    Patrick Ness
    Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #4
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
    Ursula K. LeGuin

  • #7
    Agatha Christie
    “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
    Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

  • #8
    Rumi
    “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
    Rumi

  • #9
    Gail Carson Levine
    “A library is infinity under a roof.”
    Gail Carson Levine

  • #10
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #11
    Ransom Riggs
    “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”
    Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • #12
    Nicole Krauss
    “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #13
    Ayn Rand
    “[Dean] “My dear fellow, who will let you?”

    [Roark] “That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #14
    Voltaire
    “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
    Voltaire

  • #15
    Lao Tzu
    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #16
    Arthur  Miller
    “Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”
    Arthur Miller

  • #17
    Bertrand Russell
    “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

  • #18
    Toni Morrison
    “At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #19
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #20
    William Blake
    “If a thing loves, it is infinite.”
    William Blake

  • #21
    William Shakespeare
    “Double, double, toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!”
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

  • #22
    Meg Rosoff
    “I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say.”
    Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now

  • #23
    Neil Gaiman
    “Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”
    Neil Gaiman, Dream Country

  • #24
    Shel Silverstein
    “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #25
    The world was hers for the reading.
    “The world was hers for the reading.”
    Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • #26
    Henry Ward Beecher
    “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
    Henry Ward Beecherr

  • #27
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
    Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

  • #28
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Neither refuse to give help when it is needed,... nor refuse to accept it when it is offered.”
    Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three

  • #29
    Isabel Allende
    “The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.”
    Isabel Allende, City of the Beasts

  • #30
    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



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