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  • #1
    Douglas Adams
    “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

  • #2
    Albert Einstein
    “It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #3
    Albert Einstein
    “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #4
    Lawrence M. Krauss
    “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
    Lawrence M. Krauss

  • #5
    Maurice Switzer
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #6
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #7
    Jonathan Swift
    “May you live every day of your life.”
    Jonathan Swift

  • #8
    Leo Tolstoy
    “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
    Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

  • #9
    Megan Chance
    “Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don't understand.”
    Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

  • #10
    Alberto Moravia
    “And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.”
    Alberto Moravia, The Woman of Rome

  • #11
    Jodi Picoult
    “Sometimes I think there's a beast that lives inside me, in the cavern that's where my heart should be, and every now and then it fills every last inch of my skin, so that I can't help but do something inappropriate. Its breath is full of lies; it smells of spite.”
    Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

  • #12
    Anaïs Nin
    “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
    Anais Nin

  • #13
    Charlotte Brontë
    “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #14
    Paul McCartney
    “You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
    Paul McCartney

  • #15
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • #16
    A.A. Milne
    “What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #17
    Lisa Papademetriou
    “She swore vengeance on all men with dark hearts.”
    Lisa Papademetriou, Siren's Storm

  • #18
    Hope Mirrlees
    “A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.”
    Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

  • #19
    Susan Wiggs
    “She loved old things. The brown-brick place was a survivor of the 1907 earthquake and fire, and proudly bore a plaque from the historical society. The building had a haunted history- it was the site of a crime of passion- but Tess didn't mind. She'd never been superstitious.
    The apartment was filled with items she'd collected through the years, simply because she liked them or was intrigued by them. There was a balance between heirloom and kitsch. The common thread seemed to be that each object had a story, like a pottery jug with a bas-relief love story told in pictures, in which she'd found a note reading, "Long may we run. -Gilbert." Or the antique clock on the living room wall, each of its carved figures modeled after one of the clockmaker's twelve children. She favored the unusual, so long as it appeared to have been treasured by someone, once upon a time. Her mail spilled from an antique box containing a pigeon-racing counter with a brass plate engraved from a father to a son. She hung her huge handbag on a wrought iron finial from a town library that had burned and been rebuilt in a matter of weeks by an entire community.
    Other people's treasures captivated her. They always had, steeped in hidden history, bearing the nicks and gouges and fingerprints of previous owners. She'd probably developed the affinity from spending so much of her childhood in her grandmother's antique shop.”
    Susan Wiggs, The Apple Orchard

  • #20
    “No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.”
    Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

  • #21
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #22
    John Green
    “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #23
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #24
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #26
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #27
    William Styron
    “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
    William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

  • #28
    G.K. Chesterton
    “There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”
    Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

  • #29
    Albert Einstein
    “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #30
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.”
    Alfred Hitchcock



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