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  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #2
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #3
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #4
    Jane Smiley
    “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
    Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

  • #5
    William Blake
    “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
    William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • #6
    Markus Zusak
    “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #7
    Tahereh Mafi
    “I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
    In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
    Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

  • #8
    Diane Setterfield
    “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

  • #9
    George Orwell
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #10
    Leigh Bardugo
    “Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #11
    Leigh Bardugo
    “When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #12
    Leigh Bardugo
    “I'm a business man," he'd told her. "No more, no less."
    "You're a thief, Kaz."
    "Isn't that what I just said?”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #13
    Leigh Bardugo
    “It's not natural for women to fight."
    "It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #14
    Leigh Bardugo
    “She wouldn't wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn't be rid of.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #15
    Leigh Bardugo
    “Men mock the gods until they need them, Kaz.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #16
    Leigh Bardugo
    “You love trickery."
    "I love puzzles. Trickery is just my native tongue.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #17
    Leigh Bardugo
    “Greed is your god, Kaz."
    He almost laughed at that. "No, Inej. Greed bows to me. It is my servant and my lever.”
    Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

  • #18
    Sarah J. Maas
    “You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
    Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

  • #19
    Sarah J. Maas
    “No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
    Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

  • #20
    Sarah J. Maas
    “Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we've faced them.”
    Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

  • #21
    Sarah J. Maas
    “Because I am lost," she whispered onto the earth. "And I do not know the way.”
    Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

  • #22
    Sarah J. Maas
    “And he looked lonely enough that she said, 'If you like, you could be my friend'.”
    Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

  • #23
    Markus Zusak
    “Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #24
    Tom Stoppard
    “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”
    Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

  • #25
    Rick Yancey
    “Cruelty isn't a personality trait. Cruelty is a habit.”
    Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

  • #26
    Markus Zusak
    “I am haunted by humans.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #27
    Markus Zusak
    “Somewhere, far down, there was an itch in his heart, but he made it a point not to scratch it. He was afraid of what might come leaking out.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #28
    Neil Gaiman
    “It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #29
    Anthony Doerr
    “Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.”
    Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
    tags: time

  • #30
    Anthony Doerr
    “All your life you wait, and then it finally comes, and are you ready?”
    Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See



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