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  • #1
    Alexandre Dumas fils
    “The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”
    Alexandre Dumas-fils

  • #2
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #3
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #5
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    N.R. Walker
    “«Mi prometti che ti comporterai meglio che puoi?»
    «Si» mi rispose sorridente «Parola di scout»
    «Non sei mai stato un boy scout»
    «No, ma ho scopato un sacco di ragazzi che lo erano» poi aggiunse «cioè, erano scout quando erano bambini. Non ora, perché sarebbe disgustoso»”
    N.R. Walker, Blind Faith

  • #8
    Jane Seville
    “«Sarò nel programma di protezione testimoni,» disse Jack.
    «Avrò un nome diverso, non so dove vivrò…»
    D arretrò e gli prese il volto tra le mani.
    «Ti troverò. Mi hai sentito?»
    Jack annuì, un groppo gli risaliva la gola.
    «Ti troverò.»
    «Fra… fra quanto?»
    «Non lo so. Potrebbero volerci anni.»
    Jack incontrò i suoi occhi.
    Jane Seville

  • #9
    N.R. Walker
    “Tutto quello a cui riuscivo a pensare era che gli stavo tenendo la mano.
    Lo stavo toccando. E seppi in quel momento che volevo toccarlo di nuovo. Volevo che lui toccasse me. Volevo di più di tutto con lui. Volevo parlargli di qualsiasi cosa. Volevo vederlo usare le mani mentre spiegava qualcosa e parlava così appassionatamente del suo lavoro. Volevo farlo ridere. Volevo tenergli la mano. Volevo sapere che sensazioni mi avrebbe dato, come sarebbe stato toccarlo, stringerlo contro di me. Volevo conoscerlo. Volevo che lui conoscesse me. Volevo capirlo. Volevo entrargli sottopelle. Come lui si stava infilando sotto la mia”
    N.R. Walker, Blind Faith

  • #10
    Jane Seville
    “«Non ero nessuno prima di conoscere te, e dopo che te ne sarai andato sarò di nuovo nessuno.»
    Jack chiuse la bocca, ammutolito da quella inattesa confessione. Non riusciva a pensare cosa dire, quindi non disse nulla, allungò solo un braccio e lo strinse a sé, e le braccia di D ricambiarono all’ istante.
    Premette il volto contro il collo di D. «Non sei mai stato nessuno,» mormorò. «Non per me, D.»”
    Jane Seville, Zero at the Bone

  • #11
    Anna  Martin
    “Non avrebbe più parlato del bacio.
    Sarebbe stato solo il suo bacio perfetto con la sua prima cotta, e finché fosse riuscito a tenerlo per sé nessuno avrebbe potuto cancellare o intaccare il suo ricordo. Era suo. Loro. Suo e di Scott.
    L’aria fredda gli sferzò il viso e gli riempì i polmoni mentre pedalava verso casa.
    L’estate era finita.”
    Anna Martin, Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me

  • #12
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I would only believe in a God that wold know how to dance.”
    Fredrich Nietzsche

  • #13
    Michael Avallone
    “No one is sexy at three am”
    Michael Avallone

  • #14
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “the worst part about being lied to is knowing you werent worth the truth”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #15
    James Sallis
    “The dam of my eyes broke, and tears flooded the land.”
    James Sallis, Ghost of a Flea

  • #16
    Thomas Ligotti
    “I think the worst way a writer can self-betray is by not being true to his or her experience of being alive. It’s my belief, for what it’s worth, that a lot of writers consign to the page what they think will meet with the approval, especially in the moral realm, of what their society has preached to them since they were children, almost all of which is utter bull####.”
    Thomas Ligotti

  • #17
    “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
    Ira Glass

  • #18
    Lisa Kleypas
    “I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.”
    Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

  • #19
    Teddy Wayne
    “It’s super-important to have a strong social media presence, and Jane’s always going, When interviewers ask you about your Twitter, say you love reaching out directly to your fans, and I’m like, I don’t even know how to use Twitter or what the password is because you disabled my laptop’s wireless and only let me go on the Internet to do homework research or email Nadine assignments, and she says, I’m doing you a big favor, it’s for nobodies who want to pretend like they’re famous and for self-promoting hacks without PR machines, and adults act like teenagers passing notes and everyone’s IQ drops thirty points on it.”
    Teddy Wayne, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

  • #20
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

  • #21
    W.E.B. Du Bois
    “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.”
    W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk

  • #22
    Mark Twain
    “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #23
    André Maurois
    “In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”
    André Maurois

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #25
    Kingsley Amis
    “Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.”
    Kingsley Amis

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #27
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #28
    Margaret Fuller
    “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
    Margaret Fuller

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #30
    Harper Lee
    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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