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  • #1
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #4
    August Wilson
    “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
    August Wilson

  • #5
    Francis Crick
    “There is no scientific study more vital to man than the study of his own brain. Our entire view of the universe depends on it.”
    Francis Crick

  • #6
    Rumi
    “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
    Rumi

  • #7
    Sharon Pollock
    “There is nobility in the struggle, you don't have to win.”
    Sharon Pollock

  • #8
    Beverly Cleary
    “She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.”
    Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

  • #9
    Karen Blixen
    “I know of a cure for everything: salt water...in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”
    Karen Blixen

  • #10
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

  • #11
    Seamus Heaney
    “If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.”
    Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney

  • #12
    François Rabelais
    “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
    François Rabelais

  • #13
    William Wordsworth
    “The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
    William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

  • #14
    Robert Bloch
    “Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
    Robert Bloch

  • #15
    Seán O'Casey
    “Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”
    Sean O'Casey

  • #16
    Amy Sedaris
    “I’ve named everything that I’ve ever owned. Real or inanimate, I have to give it a first and last name. Everything in my apartment comes alive at night.”
    Amy Sedaris

  • #17
    Mario Vargas Llosa
    “Almost seventy years later I remember clearly how the magic of translating the words in books into images enriched my life, breaking the barriers of time and space...”
    Mario Vargas Llosa

  • #18
    Henri Murger
    “The first duty of wine is to be red. Don't talk to me of your white wines.”
    Henry Murger

  • #19
    Erica Jong
    “Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
    Erica Jong

  • #20
    Maya Angelou
    “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #21
    Washington Irving
    “There is a sacredness in tears....They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
    Washington Irving

  • #22
    René Descartes
    “I think; therefore I am.”
    Rene Descartes

  • #23
    Kate DiCamillo
    “Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”
    Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

  • #24
    Tennessee Williams
    “I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?”
    Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • #25
    Louis L'Amour
    “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #26
    Neil LaBute
    “The future is now. It's time to grow up and be strong. Tomorrow may well be too late.”
    Neil LaBute, Reasons to Be Pretty

  • #27
    Stéphane Mallarmé
    “A roll of the dice will never abolish chance.”
    Stéphane Mallarmé

  • #28
    Ben Okri
    “Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”
    Ben Okri

  • #29
    Sylvia Beach
    “I am a citizen of the world.”
    Sylvia Beach

  • #30
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex



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