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  • #1
    “Everyone in life has a purpose, even if it's to serve as a bad example”
    Carroll Bryant

  • #2
    Tom  Barry
    “A hard man is nice to find”
    Tom Barry, When the Siren Calls

  • #3
    “Better to lose your husband than waste your life”
    Tom Barry

  • #4
    Rabindranath Tagore
    “Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room.

    The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.”
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • #5
    “Sunny day
    Sweepin' the clouds away
    On my way to where the air is sweet”
    Joe Raposo

  • #6
    “trembling and twitching nervously. Their faces displayed”
    Ben Lopez, The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade

  • #7
    H.G. Wells
    “We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”
    H.G. Wells

  • #8
    Burl Barer
    “You can buy a Talking Barbie anywhere, but you can't even special order Listening Ken.”
    Burl Barer

  • #9
    Burl Barer
    “It all comes out in the wash. It's just the spin cycle that makes you crazy”
    Burl Barer

  • #10
    Ethan Hawke
    “Don't you find it odd," she continued, "that when you're a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you're older, somehow they act offended if you even try.”
    Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State

  • #11
    Ethan Hawke
    “It's kind of like this," Decker said: "You wake up in the middle of the night and you're dying for a glass of milk. So you stumble out of bed, stub your toe in the darkness, scream with pain, and limp your way to the refrigerator. You open it up and the light is brilliant. You're saved. Then you fold back the paper container, open up the milk, take a deep breath, and put it to your lips. Only --- yhrch! --- the milk is spoiled. Sure, you're bummed. You fold the thing close and put it back in the fridge. It's dark again. But as you're making your way to your lonely old bed, you think to yourself, Wait a minute, maybe that milk wasn't so bad. And I am still thirsty? So you do an about-face and go back to the fridge. The light warms you up again. You take a sip and yup, it's still spoiled. That, to me, is the fitting metaphor for most every relationship I've ever been in.”
    Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State

  • #12
    George R.R. Martin
    “Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
    tags: power

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “there are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely - or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

  • #14
    William Shakespeare
    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

  • #15
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #17
    Daniel Clausen
    “You know, if you leave something unresolved into winter, it has a way of dragging itself all the way into spring.”
    Daniel Clausen, The Ghosts of Nagasaki

  • #18
    Václav Havel
    “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”
    Vaclav Havel

  • #19
    Judy Blume
    “My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
    Judy Blume

  • #20
    Anne Rice
    “Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
    Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

  • #21
    Matthew Henry
    “Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled by him, but from under his arm to be protected by him, near to his heart to be loved by him.”
    Matthew Henry, An Exposition of the Old and New Testament Volume 6

  • #22
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #23
    J.K. Rowling
    “The world is full of wonderful things you haven't seen yet. Don't ever give up on the chance of seeing them.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #24
    “Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms -- you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.”

  • #25
    Jane Austen
    “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

    I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.”
    Jane Austen, Persuasion

  • #26
    Jane Austen
    “I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
    Jane Austen, Emma

  • #27
    Stephen Hawking
    “Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
    Stephen Hawking

  • #28
    Charles Dickens
    “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • #29
    “Johnny had killed four mountain-sheep and a caribou while we were gone, and not only had fed the dogs well, but from time to time had put aside choice portions expecting our return. But what was most grateful to us and most extraordinary in him, the boy had saved, untouched, the small ration of sugar and milk left for his consumption, knowing that ours was all destroyed; and we enjoyed coffee with these luxurious appurtenances as only they can who have been long deprived of them. There are not many boys of fifteen or sixteen of any race who would voluntarily have done the like.”
    Hudson Stuck, The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley) A Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America

  • #30
    Wisława Szymborska
    “the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised
    and leave without the chance to practice.”
    Wislawa Szymborska

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