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  • #1
    David Nicholls
    “And then she frowned, and shook her head, then put her arms around him once more, pressing her face into his shoulder, making a noise that sounded almost like rage.
    'What's up?' he asked.
    'Nothing. Oh, nothing. Just...' She looked up at him. 'I thought I'd finally got rid of you.'
    'I don't think you can.' he said”
    David Nicholls, One Day

  • #2
    David Nicholls
    “Live each day as if it's your last', that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn't practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at...something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”
    David Nicholls, One Day

  • #3
    David Nicholls
    “Em, we've known each other five or six years now, but two years properly, as, you know, 'friends', which isn't that long but I think I know a bit about you and I think I know what your problem is. Here it is. I think you're scared of being happy, Emma. I think you think that the natural way of things is for your life to be grim and grey and dour and to hate your job, hate where you live, not to have success or money or God forbid a boyfriend. In fact, I think I'll go further and say that I think you actually get a kick out of being disappointed and under-achieving, because it's easier, isn't it? Failure and unhappiness is easier because you can make a joke out of it.”
    David Nicholls

  • #4
    Stephen King
    “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
    Stephen King, Different Seasons

  • #5
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King

  • #6
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #7
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #8
    Stephen King
    “A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
    Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

  • #9
    Stephen King
    “Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity”
    Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

  • #10
    Stephen King
    “Don’t go beyond, no matter how much you feel you need to, Doctor. The barrier was not made to be broken. Remember this: there is more power here than you know. It is old and always restless. Remember.”
    Stephen King, Pet Sematary

  • #11
    V.C. Andrews
    “What is normal? Normal is only ordinary; mediocre. Life belongs to the rare, exceptional individual who dares to be different.”
    V.C. Andrews, My Sweet Audrina

  • #12
    V.C. Andrews
    “Life is like that - twenty minutes of misery for every two seconds of joy.”
    V.C. Andrews, If There Be Thorns

  • #13
    V.C. Andrews
    “love, is an unnatural attachment to another living thing. it's the root cause of most personal problems people have.”
    V.C. Andrews, Daughter of Darkness
    tags: love

  • #14
    V.C. Andrews
    “Something creaked beneath me! A soft step on rotting wood!
    I jumped startled, scared, and turned, expecting to see-God
    knows what! Then I sighed, for it was only Chris standing in the gloom, silently staring at me. Why? Did I look prettier than
    usual? Was it the moonlight, shining through my airy clothes?
    All random doubts were cleared when he said in a voice
    gritty and low, "You look beautiful sitting there like that." He
    cleared the frog in his throat. "The moonlight is etching you with silver-blue, and I can see the shape of your body through
    your clothes."
    Then, bewilderingly, he seized me by the shoulders, digging
    in his fingers, hard! They hurt. "Damn you, Cathy! You kissed
    that man! He could have awakened and seen you, and demanded
    to know who you were! And not thought you only a part of his
    Scary the way he acted, the fright I felt for no reason at all.
    "How do you know what I did? You weren't there; you were
    sick that night."
    He shook me, glaring his eyes, and again I thought he seemed a stranger. "He saw you, Cathy-he wasn't soundly asleep!"
    "He saw me?" I cried, disbelieving. It wasn't possible . . .
    "Yes!" he yelled. This was Chris, who was usually in such
    control of his emotions. "He thought you a part of his dream!
    But don't you know Momma can guess who it was, just by
    putting two and two together-just as I have? Damn you and
    your romantic notions! Now they're on to us! They won't leave money casually about as they did before. He's counting, she's
    counting, and we don't have enough-not yet!"
    He yanked me down from the widow sill! He appeared wild
    and furious enough to slap my face-and not once in all our
    lives had he ever struck me, though I'd given him reason to
    when I was younger. But he shook me until my eyes rolled, until
    I was dizzy and crying out: "Stop! Momma knows we can't pass
    through a looked door!"
    This wasn't Chris . . . this was someone I'd never seen
    before . . . primitive, savage.
    He yelled out something like, "You're mine, Cathy! Mine!
    You'll always be mine! No matter who comes into your future,
    you'll always belong to me! I'll make you mine . . . tonight . . .
    I didn't believe it, not Chris!
    And I did not fully understand what he had in mind, nor, if I
    am to give him credit, do I think he really meant what he said,
    but passion has a way of taking over.
    We fell to the floor, both of us. I tried to fight him off. We
    wrestled, turning over and over, writhing, silent, a frantic strug-
    gle of his strength against mine.
    It wasn't much of a battle.
    I had the strong dancer's legs; he had the biceps, the greater weight and height . . . and he had much more determination than
    i to use something hot, swollen and demanding, so much it stile reasoning and sanity from him.
    And I loved him. I wanted what he wanted-if he wanted it
    that much, right and wrong.
    Somehow we ended up on that old mattress-that filthy,
    smelly, stained mattress that must have known lovers long
    before this night. And that is where he took me, and forced in
    that swollen, rigid male sex part of him that had to be satisfied.
    It drove into my tight and resisting flesh which tore and bled.
    Now we had done what we both swore we'd never do.”
    V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic/Petals on the Wind

  • #15
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
    Gabriel García Márquez

  • #16
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “She felt the abyss of disenchantment.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

  • #17
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • #18
    Nicole Krauss
    “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #19
    Nicole Krauss
    “there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #20
    Nicole Krauss
    “When will you learn that there isn't a word for everything?”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #21
    Nicole Krauss
    “What about you? Are you happiest and saddest right now that you've ever been?" "Of course I am." "Why?" "Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #22
    Nicole Krauss
    Is fall in love, drop out of college, learn to subsist on water and air, have a species named after me, and ruin my life.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #23
    Nicole Krauss
    “I was never a man of great ambition
    I cried too easily
    I didn't have a head for science
    Words often failed me
    While others prayed I only moved my lips”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #24
    Nicole Krauss
    “When I got older I decided I wanted to be a real writer. I tried to write about real things. I wanted to describe the world, because to live in an undescribed world was too lonely.”
    Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • #25
    Jane Austen
    “You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #26
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #27
    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

  • #28
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #29
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #30
    Stephen Chbosky
    “So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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