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  • #1
    François Rabelais
    “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
    François Rabelais

  • #2
    J.K. Rowling
    “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #3
    J.K. Rowling
    “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #4
    J.K. Rowling
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #5
    Suzanne Collins
    “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #6
    Suzanne Collins
    “You love me. Real or not real?"
    I tell him, "Real.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #7
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #8
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Chops"
    because that was the name of his dog

    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and a gold star
    And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
    and read it to his aunts
    That was the year Father Tracy
    took all the kids to the zoo

    And he let them sing on the bus
    And his little sister was born
    with tiny toenails and no hair
    And his mother and father kissed a lot
    And the girl around the corner sent him a
    Valentine signed with a row of X's

    and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
    And his father always tucked him in bed at night
    And was always there to do it

    Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Autumn"

    because that was the name of the season
    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and asked him to write more clearly
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because of its new paint

    And the kids told him
    that Father Tracy smoked cigars
    And left butts on the pews
    And sometimes they would burn holes
    That was the year his sister got glasses
    with thick lenses and black frames
    And the girl around the corner laughed

    when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
    And the kids told him why
    his mother and father kissed a lot
    And his father never tucked him in bed at night
    And his father got mad
    when he cried for him to do it.


    Once on a paper torn from his notebook
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Innocence: A Question"
    because that was the question about his girl
    And that's what it was all about
    And his professor gave him an A

    and a strange steady look
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because he never showed her
    That was the year that Father Tracy died
    And he forgot how the end
    of the Apostle's Creed went

    And he caught his sister
    making out on the back porch
    And his mother and father never kissed
    or even talked
    And the girl around the corner
    wore too much makeup
    That made him cough when he kissed her

    but he kissed her anyway
    because that was the thing to do
    And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
    his father snoring soundly

    That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
    he tried another poem

    And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
    Because that's what it was really all about
    And he gave himself an A
    and a slash on each damned wrist
    And he hung it on the bathroom door
    because this time he didn't think

    he could reach the kitchen.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #9
    Stephen Chbosky
    “It's just that I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Marilyn Monroe
    “It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #12
    Marilyn Monroe
    “Who said nights were for sleep?”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #13
    Aldous Huxley
    “All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.”
    Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow
    tags: life

  • #14
    Franz Kafka
    “I am free and that is why I am lost.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #15
    Franz Kafka
    “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #16
    Franz Kafka
    “The meaning of life is that it stops.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #17
    Franz Kafka
    “Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #18
    Franz Kafka
    “I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #19
    Franz Kafka
    “I am in chains. Don't touch my chains.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #20
    Franz Kafka
    “Love is, that you are the knife which I plunge into myself.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #21
    Franz Kafka
    “First impressions are always unreliable.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #22
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.

    "No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
    Vladimir Nabokov

  • #23
    Leo Tolstoy
    “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #24
    Suzanne Collins
    “May the odds be ever in your favor!”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #25
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I still catch myself feeling sad about things that don’t matter anymore.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #26
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #27
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #28
    Richard Siken
    “I sleep. I dream. I make up things that I would never say. I say them very quietly.”
    Richard Siken

  • #29
    Richard Siken
    “I woke up in the morning and I didn’t want anything, didn’t do anything, couldn’t do it anyway, just lay there listening to the blood rush
    through me and it never made any sense, anything.”
    Richard Siken

  • #30
    Richard Siken
    “You see, I take the parts that I remember and stitch them back together to make a creature that will do what I say or love me back.”
    Richard Siken, Crush



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