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  • #1
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #2
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #3
    Alexandre Dumas
    “Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because sometimes they take a rest.”
    Alexandre Dumas

  • #4
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

    So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #5
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #6
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #7
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King

  • #12
    Terry Goodkind
    “People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true.”
    Terry Goodkind, Wizard's First Rule

  • #13
    Terry Goodkind
    “Knowledge is a destination. Truth, the journey.”
    Terry Goodkind

  • #14
    Charles de Lint
    “I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don't want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”
    Charles de Lint

  • #15
    C.S. Lewis
    “We read to know we are not alone.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #16
    Woody Allen
    “I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.”
    Woody Allen

  • #17
    “Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

    Alice Koller

  • #18
    Garrison Keillor
    “I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. ”
    Garrison Keillor
    tags: life

  • #19
    Kaoru Mori
    “If we are ever to meet once more shall we sing together and tell our tales? May all things good and wonderful be ever at your feet. May the bounty of fortune be ever at your feet. May the stars protect you by day and the moon by night.”
    Kaoru Mori

  • #20
    Anthony Bourdain
    “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”
    Anthony Bourdain

  • #21
    Vera Brittain
    “There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.”
    Vera Brittain

  • #22
    Susan Ee
    “It turns out that she's the only one I can trust to watch my back.”
    Susan Ee, End of Days

  • #23
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #24
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #25
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost



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