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  • #1
    Sanober  Khan
    “she's got
    oceans
    tucked away
    in her hair

    poems swim
    under her skin.”
    Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

  • #2
    Sanober  Khan
    “how is it that
    he's always
    in my thoughts.

    even when
    i am not
    thinking.”
    Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

  • #3
    Sanober  Khan
    “If I began to draw
    myself away from you

    we’d still be like
    two mixed colors of paint
    impossible to separate.”
    Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

  • #4
    Laini Taylor
    “Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #5
    Libba Bray
    “Sometimes we seek that which we are not yet ready to find.”
    Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

  • #6
    William Shakespeare
    “Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
    Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
    More than cool reason ever comprehends.
    The lunatic, the lover and the poet
    Are of imagination all compact:
    One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
    That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
    Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:
    The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
    Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
    And as imagination bodies forth
    The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
    Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
    A local habitation and a name.”
    Shakespeare William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • #7
    Laini Taylor
    “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #8
    Laini Taylor
    “I think you’re a fairy tale. I think you’re magical, and brave, and exquisite. And I hope you'll let me be in your story.”
    Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

  • #9
    Laini Taylor
    “She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

  • #10
    Alexandre Dumas
    “When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.”
    Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

  • #11
    Shel Silverstein
    “If you are a dreamer, come in,
    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
    A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
    If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
    Come in!
    Come in!”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

  • #12
    Terry Goodkind
    “...Wizard's Fifth Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.”
    Terry Goodkind, Soul of the Fire

  • #13
    Anaïs Nin
    “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #14
    Anaïs Nin
    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
    Anais Nin

  • #15
    Anaïs Nin
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
    Anais Nin

  • #16
    Anaïs Nin
    “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
    Anais Nin

  • #17
    Anaïs Nin
    “I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don't know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness. In reality those who satisfy me are those who simply allow me to live with my ''idea of them.”
    Anais Nin

  • #18
    Anaïs Nin
    “You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.”
    Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

  • #19
    Anaïs Nin
    “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
    anaïs nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974

  • #20
    “Focus on what you love, what brings you joy, what brings you happiness and allow that to expand.”
    Carol 'CC' Miller

  • #21
    “Life is eternal repetition, coupled with successive expansion.”
    Ingmar Veeck

  • #22
    Marcel Proust
    “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #23
    Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
    “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
    Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

  • #24
    Epicurus
    “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
    Epicurus

  • #25
    Seneca
    “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
    Seneca

  • #26
    “Promise Yourself

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
    Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

  • #27
    Steve Maraboli
    “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
    Steve Maraboli

  • #28
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #29
    Sylvia Plath
    “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #30
    Paulo Coelho
    “Ester asked why people are sad.
    "That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Zahir



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