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  • #1
    Lemony Snicket
    “If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

  • #2
    Michel de Montaigne
    “On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

  • #3
    Robin Benway
    “It's funny how bed and pillows and covers can change a conversation. Words turn quiet and you mean more and say less. It's like you can build your own little world, Population: 2.”
    Robin Benway, Audrey, Wait!

  • #4
    Robin Benway
    “You have to turn it up so that your chest shakes and the drums get in between your ribs like a heartbeat and the bass goes up your spine and fizzles your brain and all you can do is dance or spin in a circle or just scream along because you know that however this music makes you feel, it’s exactly right.”
    Robin Benway, Audrey, Wait!
    tags: music

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad
    “Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #9
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo (Give me chastity and continence, but not just yet)!”
    Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

  • #10
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

  • #11
    Michel de Montaigne
    “If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
    tags: love

  • #12
    David Wong
    “Fred said, “Man, I think he’s gonna make a fuckin’ suit of human skin, using the best parts from each of us.”
    “Holy crap,” said John. “He’ll be gorgeous.”
    David Wong, John Dies at the End

  • #13
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #14
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #15
    William Shakespeare
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

  • #16
    J.K. Rowling
    “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #17
    Portia de Rossi
    “Recovery feels like shit. It didn't feel like I was doing something good; it felt like I was giving up. It feels like having to learn how to walk all over again.”
    Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

  • #18
    Stephen Chbosky
    “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #19
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #20
    Janet Fitch
    “Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.”
    Janet Fitch

  • #21
    Janet Fitch
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #22
    Janet Fitch
    “Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #23
    Janet Fitch
    “I regret nothing. No woman with any self-respect would have done less. The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy's most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself. I'm not quarreling with your choice of issues, only with your intellectually diminished approach. If evil means to be self-motivated, to live on one's own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil. Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth cliches lent us from the so-called Fathers. To dare to see is to steal fire from the Gods. This is mankind's destiny, the engine which fuels us as a race. ”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #24
    Maureen Johnson
    “Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.”
    Maureen Johnson

  • #25
    Tish Cohen
    “But there's a fact about someday that you can't possibly understand until it has settled upon you. Someday was doomed the moment you wished it into existence. You've already ruined it. By imagining it even once, you've created an expectation someday cannot possibly live up to.”
    Tish Cohen, The Truth About Delilah Blue

  • #26
    Marjane Satrapi
    “Life is too short to be lived badly.”
    Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

  • #27
    Zadie Smith
    “Right. I look fine. Except I don't,' said Zora, tugging sadly at her man's nightshirt. This was why Kiki had dreaded having girls: she knew she wouldn't be able to protect them from self-disgust. To that end she had tried banning television in the early years, and never had a lipstick or a woman's magazine crossed the threshold of the Belsey home to Kiki's knowledge, but these and other precautionary measures had made no difference. It was in the air, or so it seemed to Kiki, this hatred of women and their bodies-- it seeped in with every draught in the house; people brought it home on their shoes, they breathed it in off their newspapers. There was no way to control it.”
    Zadie Smith, On Beauty

  • #28
    Sylvia Plath
    “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #29
    Sylvia Plath
    “The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #30
    Sylvia Plath
    “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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