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    Henry David Thoreau
    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Helen Keller
    “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
    Helen Keller, The Open Door

  • #4
    Bertrand Russell
    “The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #5
    Aristotle
    “Happiness is a quality of the soul...not a function of one's material circumstances.”
    Aristotle

  • #6
    Mae West
    “Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
    Mae West

  • #7
    Bertrand Russell
    “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #8
    G.K. Chesterton
    “No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #9
    David Mitchell
    “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    David Foster Wallace
    “The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #12
    John Allen Paulos
    “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
    John Allen Paulos

  • #13
    David Foster Wallace
    “...logical validity is not a guarantee of truth.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #14
    Pablo Picasso
    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
    Pablo Picasso
    tags: art

  • #15
    J.K. Rowling
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #16
    E.M. Forster
    “It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”
    E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

  • #17
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #18
    Terry Pratchett
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

  • #19
    Terry Pratchett
    “She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you.”
    Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

  • #20
    Cormac McCarthy
    “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
    Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

  • #21
    Cormac McCarthy
    “What would you do if I died?
    If you died I would want to die too.
    So you could be with me?
    Yes. So I could be with you.
    Okay.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #22
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #23
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #24
    Toni Morrison
    “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #25
    David Foster Wallace
    “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
    David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

  • #26
    David Foster Wallace
    “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #27
    Zadie Smith
    “Sometimes you get a flash of what you look like to other people.”
    Zadie Smith, On Beauty

  • #28
    Albert Einstein
    “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
    Albert Einstein

  • #29
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #30
    Joseph Conrad
    “We live as we dream--alone....”
    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness



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