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  • #1
    Franz Kafka
    “Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #2
    Charles Bukowski
    “Are you becoming what you've always hated?”
    Charles Bukowski, Hollywood

  • #3
    Franz Kafka
    “In man's struggle against the world, bet on the world.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #4
    Franz Kafka
    “Alas," said the mouse, "the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into."
    "You only need to change your direction," said the cat, and ate it up.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #5
    Stephen King
    “Come on back and we’ll see if you remember the simplest thing of all – how it is to be children, secure in belief and thus afraid of the dark.”
    Stephen King, It

  • #6
    William Golding
    “The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.”
    William Golding, Lord of the Flies

  • #7
    “I mean, the human race, we are a tribe, let's face it, and let's stop all this religious bullshit. I think everybody, or at least a lot of my friends, are just so exhausted with this whole self-importance of religious people. Just drop it. We're all fucking animals, so let's just make some universal tribal beat. We're pagan. Let's just march.”

  • #9
    Franz Kafka
    “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #10
    Joe Abercrombie
    “Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.”
    Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

  • #11
    Hermann Hesse
    “Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.”
    Hermann Hesse

  • #12
    Hermann Hesse
    “Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”
    Hermann Hesse

  • #13
    Slobodan Novak
    “Za ovaj svijet više vrijedi jedan dobar psovač, nego svi oni doktori teologije koji mole za mir i za kišu, jer više vrijedi uredna stolica nego najusrdnija molitva za zdravlje.”
    Slobodan Novak, Mirisi, zlato i tamjan

  • #14
    Jack Kerouac
    “The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #15
    Markus Zusak
    “People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #16
    “I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.”

  • #17
    Italo Calvino
    “You're the sort of person who, on principle, no longer expects anything of anything. There are plenty, younger than you or less young, who live in the expectation of extraordinary experiences: from books, from people, from journeys, from events, from what tomorrow has in store. But not you. You know that the best you can expect is to avoid the worst.”
    Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

  • #18
    Dmitry Glukhovsky
    “Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.”
    Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033

  • #19
    Dmitry Glukhovsky
    “There are some things that you don’t want to do and you pledge to yourself that you won’t do, you forbid yourself, and then suddenly they happen all by themselves. You don’t even have time to think about them, and they don’t make it to the cognitive centres of the brain: they just happen and that’s it, and you’re left just watching yourself with surprise, and convincing yourself that it wasn’t your fault, it just happened all by itself.”
    Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033

  • #20
    Elizabeth Bishop
    “The art of losing isn't hard to master;
    so many things seem filled with the intent
    to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

    Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
    of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
    The art of losing isn't hard to master.

    Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
    places, and names, and where it was you meant
    to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

    I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
    next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
    The art of losing isn't hard to master.

    I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
    some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
    I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

    ---Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
    I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
    the art of losing's not too hard to master
    though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.”
    Elizabeth Bishop, One Art

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