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  • #1
    Leo Tolstoy
    “I've always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • #2
    Stieg Larsson
    “Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.”
    Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • #3
    Diane Setterfield
    “A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else's story.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

  • #4
    Khaled Hosseini
    “For you, a thousand times over”
    Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

  • #5
    Khaled Hosseini
    “A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...”
    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • #6
    Khaled Hosseini
    “I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
    Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

  • #7
    John Green
    “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #8
    John Green
    “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #9
    John Green
    “Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #10
    John Green
    “The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #11
    Joe Hill
    “... people made the imaginary real all the time: taking the music they heard in their head and recording it, seeing a house in their imagination and building it. Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.”
    Joe Hill, NOS4A2

  • #12
    Matthew Quick
    “There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself.”
    Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

  • #13
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “I saw then what I hadn't seen before, that I was very good at despising slavery in the abstract, in the removed and anonymous masses, but in the concrete, intimate flesh of the girl beside me, I'd lost the ability to be repulsed by it. I'd grown comfortable with the particulars of evil. There's a frightful muteness that dwells at the center of all unspeakable things, and I had found my way into it.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings

  • #14
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “If you must err, do so on the side of audacity.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings

  • #15
    Sue Monk Kidd
    “My body might be a slave, but not my mind. For you, it's the other way round.”
    Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings

  • #16
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • #17
    Jillian Cantor
    “You have to love someone to yell at them so intensely; you have to care so unbelievably much that your anger explodes and burns across the sky like the Soviet's Sputnik.”
    Jillian Cantor, Margot

  • #18
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “You never knew which split second might be the zigzag bolt dividing all that went before from the everything that comes next.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

  • #19
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “Mistakes wreck your life. But they make what you have. It's kind of all one.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

  • #20
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “This was a living flow, like a pulse through veins, with the cells bursting and renewing themselves as they went. The sudden vision filled her with strong emotions that embarrassed her, for fear of breaking into sobs as she had in front of her in-laws that day when the butterflies enveloped her. How was that even normal, to cry over insects?”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

  • #21
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “It made no sense, a lifespan of a few weeks did not add up to an annual migration of many thousand miles. How did they learn where to go?”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

  • #22
    Veronica Roth
    “There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

    But sometimes it doesn't.

    Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.

    That is the sort of bravery I must have now.”
    Veronica Roth, Allegiant

  • #23
    Veronica Roth
    “I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
    Veronica Roth, Allegiant

  • #24
    Veronica Roth
    “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me--they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”
    Veronica Roth, Allegiant

  • #25
    Marina Keegan
    “I'm scared of losing this web we're in. This elusive, indefinable, opposite of loneliness.”
    Marina Keegan

  • #26
    Marina Keegan
    “What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over.”
    Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

  • #27
    Marina Keegan
    “We're so young. We're so young. We're twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There's this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lie alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out - that it is somehow too late. That others are somehow ahead. More accomplished, more specialized. More on the path to somehow saving the world, somehow creating or inventing or improving. That it's too late now to BEGIN a beginning and we must settle for continuance, for commencement.”
    Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

  • #28
    Marina Keegan
    “It's not quite love and it's not quite community; it's just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it's four A.M. and no one goes to bed. That night with the guitar. That night we can't remember. That time we did, we went , we saw, we laughed, we felt. The hats.”
    Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

  • #29
    Marina Keegan
    “Do you wanna leave soon?
    No, I want enough time to be in love with everything...
    And I cry because everything is so beautiful and so short.”
    Marina Keegan

  • #30
    Marina Keegan
    “We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life.”
    Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories



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