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  • #1
    William Faulkner
    “...I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #2
    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

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #12
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am not young enough to know everything.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: age

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
    tags: sin

  • #14
    Ralph Ellison
    “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
    Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

  • #15
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And so it goes...”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #16
    William Faulkner
    “Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #17
    William Faulkner
    “Once a bitch always a bitch, what I say.”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #18
    William Faulkner
    “A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune”
    William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

  • #19
    John Steinbeck
    “As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.”
    John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

  • #20
    John Steinbeck
    “A guy needs somebody―to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick.”
    John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

  • #21
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #22
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “When a woman loves you she's not satisfied until she possesses your soul. Because she's weak, she has a rage for domination, and nothing less will satisfy her.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #23
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #24
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #25
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “Life isn't long enough for love and art.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #26
    Anton Chekhov
    “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
    Anton Chekhov

  • #27
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

  • #28
    W.B. Yeats
    “When You Are Old"


    WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
    And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
    And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
    Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

    How many loved your moments of glad grace,
    And loved your beauty with love false or true,
    But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
    And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

    And bending down beside the glowing bars,
    Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
    And paced upon the mountains overhead
    And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”
    W.B. Yeats

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #30
    Oscar Wilde
    “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray



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