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  • #1
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #2
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #4
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    Garrison Keillor
    “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    Garrison Keillor

  • #7
    Jim Henson
    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
    Jim Henson

  • #8
    J.K. Rowling
    “Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?"
    "Yes," said Harry stiffly.
    "Yes, sir."
    "There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."
    The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • #9
    Cassandra Clare
    “Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.
    "Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling.”
    Cassandra Clare

  • #10
    J.K. Rowling
    “He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #11
    Groucho Marx
    “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #12
    Terry Pratchett
    “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
    Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

  • #13
    Laurie Halse Anderson

    1. We are here to help you.
    2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
    3. The dress code will be enforced.
    4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
    5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
    6. We expect more of you here.
    7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
    8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
    9. Your locker combination is private.
    10. These will be the years you look back on fondly.


    1. You will use algebra in your adult lives.
    2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away.
    3. Students must stay on campus during lunch.
    4. The new text books will arrive any day now.
    5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores.
    6. We are enforcing the dress code.
    7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon.
    8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals.
    9. There is nothing wrong with summer school.
    10. We want to hear what you have to say.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #14
    Douglas Adams
    “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

    There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #15
    Rick Riordan
    “Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?"
    "Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?"
    "Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.”
    Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

  • #16
    J.K. Rowling
    “Why are they all staring?" demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
    "Don’t let it worry you," said Ron. "It’s me. I’m extremely famous.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #17
    Lemony Snicket
    “I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

  • #18
    Steven Wright
    “Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.”
    Steven Wright

  • #19
    J.K. Rowling
    “Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –"
    "Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet."
    "Great idea though, thanks, Mum.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #20
    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

  • #21
    Kristin Cashore
    “I'm not going to wear a red dress," she said.
    "It would look stunning, My Lady," she called.
    She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. "If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face.”
    Kristin Cashore, Graceling

  • #22
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

  • #23
    J.K. Rowling
    “Why were you lurking under our window?"
    "Yes - yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?"
    "Listening to the news," said Harry in a resigned voice.
    His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
    "Listening to the news! Again?"
    "Well, it changes every day, you see," said Harry.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #24
    Cassandra Clare
    “Don't tell me," Jace said, "Simon's turned himself into an ocelot and you want me to do something about it before Isabelle makes him into a stole. Well, you'll have have to wait till tomorrow. I'm out of commission." He pointed at himself - he was wearing blue pajamas with a hole in the sleeve. "Look. Jammies."
    "Jace," Clary said, "this is important."
    "Don't tell me," he said. "You've got a drawing emergency. You need a nude model. Well, I'm not in the mood. You could always ask Hodge," he said as an afterthought. "I hear he'll do anything for a -"
    "JACE!" she interrupted him, her voice rising to a scream. "JUST SHUT UP FOR A SECOND AND LISTEN, WILL YOU?”
    Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

  • #25
    Jim Butcher
    “Are you always a smartass?'

    Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.”
    Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

  • #26
    Erin Hunter
    “Silverstream: You idiot!!! What are you doing in my territory???
    Silverstream: Can't you do that in your own territory?
    Graystripe: Ah, but who would rescue me there?”
    Erin Hunter

  • #27
    James Dashner
    “Awww," Minho said. "That's almost as sweet as that time she slammed the end of a spear into your shuck face.”
    James Dashner, The Death Cure

  • #28
    Rick Riordan
    “The first time Calypso came to check on [Leo], it was to complain about the noise.
    “Smoke and fire,” she said. “Clanging on metal all day long. You’re scaring away the birds!”
    “Oh, no, not the birds!”
    Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

  • #29
    Rick Riordan
    “Leo: Rainbows. Very macho.
    Annabeth: Butch is our best equestrian, he gets along great with the pegasi.
    Leo: Rainbows, ponies...
    Butch: I'm gonna toss you off this chariot.”
    Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

  • #30
    Rick Riordan
    “Correct." Kekrops sounded bitter, like he regretted his decision. "My people were the original Athenians--the gemini."
    "Like your zodiac sign?" Percy asked. "I'm a Leo."
    "No, stupid," Leo said. "I'm a Leo. You're a Percy.”
    Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

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