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  • #1
    Rumiko Takahashi
    “My meeting you was no coincidence. It's more than that!”
    Rumiko Takahashi

  • #2
    Marilyn Monroe
    “If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #3
    J.K. Rowling
    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #4
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Do you know how to read?'
    'No. It is one of the black arts.'
    He nodded. 'But a useful one,' he said.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

  • #5
    Jean Rhys
    “I would never be part of anything. I would never really belong anywhere, and I knew it, and all my life would be the same, trying to belong, and failing. Always something would go wrong. I am a stranger and I always will be, and after all I didn’t really care.”
    Jean Rhys, Smile Please: An Unfinished Autobiography

  • #6
    Jean Rhys
    “Something came out from my heart into my throat and then into my eyes.”
    Jean Rhys, Voyage in the Dark

  • #7
    Jean Rhys
    “A room is, after all, a place where you hide from the wolves. That's all any room is.”
    Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

  • #8
    Rebecca Walker
    “Sex can look like love if you don't know what love looks like.”
    Rebecca Walker

  • #9
    Kelly Creagh
    “You're really a blond," she said, her tone just short of accusatory.
    "And if you tell anyone, I will come to you in the night and smote your everlasting soul.”
    Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

  • #10
    Kelly Creagh
    “The more this guy talked, the more he sounded like a fortune cookie.”
    Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

  • #11
    Brom
    “Men who fear demons see demons everywhere.”
    Brom, The Child Thief

  • #12
    Brom
    “Don't let them win. Don't let them beat you. Don't let them steal your magic.”
    Brom, The Child Thief

  • #13
    Jennifer Egan
    “I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.”
    Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

  • #14
    Aristotle
    “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
    Aristotle

  • #15
    Aristotle
    “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
    Aristotle

  • #16
    Aristotle
    “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
    Aristotle

  • #17
    Aristotle
    “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
    Aristotle

  • #18
    Aristotle
    “Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
    Aristotle

  • #19
    Elbert Hubbard
    “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
    Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Vol. 3: American Statesmen

  • #20
    Aristotle
    “A friend to all is a friend to none.”
    Aristotle

  • #21
    Aristotle
    “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
    Aristotle

  • #22
    Aristotle
    “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
    Aristotle

  • #23
    Aristotle
    “Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”
    Aristotle

  • #24
    Aristotle
    “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
    Aristotle
    tags: work

  • #25
    Aristotle
    “All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”
    Aristotle, Selected Works

  • #26
    Jodi Picoult
    “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

  • #27
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #28
    Audrey Hepburn
    “I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel."

    (Audrey Hepburn: Many-Sided Charmer, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953)”
    Audrey Hepburn

  • #29
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #30
    Albert Camus
    “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."

    [The Minotaur]”
    Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays



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