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  • #1
    Anton Chekhov
    “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
    Anton Chekhov

  • #2
    Anne Rice
    “Time can tick when there is no clock.”
    Anne Rice, The Wolf Gift

  • #3
    Anne Rice
    “Get thee behind me, tragedy.”
    Anne Rice, The Wolf Gift

  • #4
    Anne Rice
    “Pride is the parent of destruction; pride eats the mind and the heart and the soul alive.”
    Anne Rice, The Wolf Gift

  • #5
    Anne Rice
    “Dear God, help me. Do not forget me on this tiny cinder lost in a galaxy that is lost–a heart no bigger than a speck of dust beating, beating against death, against meaninglessness, against guilt, against sorrow.”
    Anne Rice, The Wolf Gift

  • #6
    Anne Rice
    “Our way–the Western Way–has always been a "work in progress." Questions of life and death, good and evil, justice and tragedy–these are never definitively settled, but must be addressed again and again as personal and public worlds shift and change. We hold our morals to be absolutes, but the context of our actions and decisions is forever changing. We are not relativists because we seek to re-evaluate again and again our most crucial moral positions.”
    Anne Rice, The Wolf Gift

  • #7
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

  • #8
    Nick Hornby
    “The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
    Nick Hornby, How to Be Good

  • #9
    Joseph Heller
    “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
    Joseph Heller

  • #10
    Helen Keller
    “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
    Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

  • #11
    Guy de Maupassant
    “There is only one good thing in life, and that is love.”
    Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of de Maupassant

  • #12
    Alfred Tennyson
    “I am a part of all that I have met.”
    Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson

  • #13
    William Ernest Henley
    “It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.”
    William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death;

  • #14
    Martin Amis
    “Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.”
    Martin Amis, The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11

  • #15
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #16
    Cassandra Clare
    “L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.
    "It means that love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.”
    Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

  • #17
    Kay Ryan
    “The day misspent,
    the love misplaced,
    has inside it
    the seed of redemption.
    Nothing is exempt
    from resurrection.”
    Kay Ryan, Say Uncle

  • #18
    Victoria Holt
    “Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.”
    Victoria Holt

  • #19
    Dan Brown
    “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”
    Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

  • #20
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #21
    Mark  Donnelly
    “Intellectuals ponder, philosophize, interpret, and all this is essential to our shared experience, however, to feel the warmth of what lays at our feet within all that can be felt by the heart, is in an instant more powerful than mere words, we need to feel the words, capture the essence of what we see, and revel in the tastes of nature, and let ourselves allow our hearts to sing out loud, wild, and free.”
    Mark O'Brien

  • #22
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #23
    Jack Kerouac
    “[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #24
    Jack Kerouac
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #25
    Jack Kerouac
    “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #26
    Jack Kerouac
    “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll

  • #27
    Jack Kerouac
    “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #28
    Jack Kerouac
    “Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #29
    Cory Basil
    “Poetry doesn’t pay. But I need it. And so do you.”
    Cory Basil, Skinny Dipping in Daylight

  • #30
    Lisa Kleypas
    “I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.”
    Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

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