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  • #1
    Margaret Atwood
    “What we share may be a lot like a traffic accident but we get one another. We are survivors of each other. We have been shark to one another, but also lifeboat. That counts for something.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #2
    Margaret Atwood
    “Most mothers worry when their daughters reach adolescence but I was the opposite. I relaxed, I sighed with relief. Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life sized.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #3
    Margaret Atwood
    “This is what I miss, Cordelia: not something that’s gone, but something that will never happen. Two old women giggling over their tea.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #4
    Margaret Atwood
    “If he wants to be an asshole, it's a free country. Millions before him have made the same life choice.”
    Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

  • #5
    Michael Cunningham
    “Dear Leonard. To look life in the face. Always to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it. To love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard. Always the years between us. Always the years. Always the love. Always the hours.”
    Michael Cunningham, The Hours

  • #6
    Michael Cunningham
    “Dead, we are revealed in our true dimensions, and they are surprisingly modest.”
    Michael Cunningham, The Hours

  • #7
    Jane Austen
    “I have not the pleasure of understanding you.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #8
    Jane Austen
    “Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #10
    Oscar Wilde
    “To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #12
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
    Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in comedy, whether they will suffer or make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life it is different. Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

  • #19
    Oscar Wilde
    “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
    Oscar Wilde (attributed to)

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
    Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

  • #26
    Virginia Woolf
    “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #27
    Michael Cunningham
    “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
    Michael Cunningham, The Hours

  • #28
    Virginia Woolf
    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #29
    Virginia Woolf
    “I have lost friends, some by death...others by sheer inability to cross the street.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #30
    Virginia Woolf
    “I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”
    Virginia Woolf



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