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  • #91
    Diana Wynne Jones
    “Nobody gets praised for the right reasons.”
    Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

  • #92
    Diana Wynne Jones
    “All these things that crib and cab in your brain, in your imagination, are in fact things that might well in later life drive you insane.”
    Diana Wynne Jones

  • #93
    Anne Osterlund
    “I am done living my life in the confines of others' dreams, waiting to live my own.”
    Anne Osterlund, Aurelia

  • #94
    Anne Osterlund
    “When you have the same dream over and over again, your brain is trying to solve a problem. It knows there's an answer.”
    Anne Osterlund, Academy 7

  • #95
    Anne Osterlund
    “If you get stuck and are not sure what to do, try something.”
    Anne Osterlund, Academy 7

  • #96
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #97
    Jacquelyn Mitchard
    “Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture.”
    Jacquelyn Mitchard

  • #98
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #99
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #100
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL

    1. We are here to help you.
    2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
    3. The dress code will be enforced.
    4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
    5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
    6. We expect more of you here.
    7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
    8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
    9. Your locker combination is private.
    10. These will be the years you look back on fondly.

    TEN MORE LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL

    1. You will use algebra in your adult lives.
    2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away.
    3. Students must stay on campus during lunch.
    4. The new text books will arrive any day now.
    5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores.
    6. We are enforcing the dress code.
    7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon.
    8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals.
    9. There is nothing wrong with summer school.
    10. We want to hear what you have to say.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #101
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
    tags: art

  • #102
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears?”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #103
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “It's easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #104
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Gym should be illegal. It's humiliating.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #105
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #106
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I picked up one of the books and flipped through it. Don't get me wrong, I like reading. But some books should come with warning labels: Caution: contains characters and plots guaranteed to induce sleepiness. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after ingesting more than one chapter. Has been known to cause blindness, seizures and a terminal loathing of literature. Should only be taken under the supervision of a highly trained English teacher. Preferably one who grades on the curve.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Twisted

  • #107
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Write about the emotions you fear the most.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson

  • #108
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if I just stopped talking.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #109
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “This is where you can find your soul if you dare. Where you can touch that part of you that you've never dared look at before. Do not come here and ask me to show you how to draw a face. Ask me to help you find the wind.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #110
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I have never heard a more eloquent silence.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #111
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #112
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Do I want to die from the inside out or the outside in?”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #113
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “I know my head isn't screwed on straight. I want to leave, transfer, warp myself to another galaxy. I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else. There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me. My closest is a good thing, a quiet place that helps me hold these thoughts inside my head where no one can hear them.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #114
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “What do I want?
    The answer to that question does not exist.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #115
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #116
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #117
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #118
    Dr. Seuss
    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #119
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #120
    Dr. Seuss
    “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
    Dr. Seuss



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