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  • #1
    Charles Frazier
    “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.”
    Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

  • #2
    Bob Marley
    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
    Bob Marley

  • #3
    Sylvia Plath
    “Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled “enemy?”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #5
    François Fénelon
    “All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.”
    Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon

  • #6
    E.B. White
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #7
    Alan Moore
    “It is the oldest ironies that are still the most satisfying: man, when preparing for bloody war, will orate loudly and most eloquently in the name of peace.”
    Alan Moore, Watchmen

  • #8
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #9
    George Orwell
    “The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to taking life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists, whose real though unacknowledged motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration for totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writing of the younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States …”
    George Orwell

  • #10
    Jimi Hendrix
    “I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
    Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love

  • #11
    Douglas Coupland
    “And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.”
    Douglas Coupland, Life After God

  • #12
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #13
    Thomas Paine
    “Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
    thomas paine, Rights of Man

  • #14
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #15
    Frank Zappa
    “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #16
    Pamela Redmond Satran
    “A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    enough money within her control to move out
    and rent a place of her own even if she never wants
    to or needs to...
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her
    dreams wants to see her in an hour...
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
    a youth she's content to leave behind....
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
    retelling it in her old age....
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
    a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
    lace bra...
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who
    lets her cry...
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone
    else in her family...
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
    recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored...
    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
    a feeling of control over her destiny...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    how to fall in love without losing herself..
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
    BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
    AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    that she can't change the length of her calves,
    the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    whom she can trust,
    whom she can't,
    and why she shouldn't
    take it personally...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    where to go...
    be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
    or a charming inn in the woods...
    when her soul needs soothing...
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
    a month...and a year...”
    Pamela Redmond Satran

  • #17
    Yann Martel
    “To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
    Yann Martel, Life of Pi

  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #19
    Paulo Coelho
    “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”
    Paulo Coelho, Brida

  • #20
    Paulo Coelho
    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #21
    Stephenie Meyer
    “Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder”
    Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

  • #22
    Bob Marley
    “Who are you to judge the life I live?
    I know I'm not perfect
    -and I don't live to be-
    but before you start pointing fingers...
    make sure you hands are clean!”
    Bob Marley

  • #23
    Paulo Coelho
    “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

  • #24
    William Shakespeare
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
    William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • #25
    Brian Tracy
    “Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.”
    Brian Tracy

  • #26
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart...no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”
    Robert Heinlein

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
    Mark Twain

  • #28
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    “My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you've been mean to someone, they won't believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it's time to stop being nice, then destroy them.”
    Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

  • #29
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #30
    Walker Percy
    “You can get all A's and still flunk life.”
    Walker Percy, The Second Coming
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