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  • #1
    Cathy Hopkins
    “Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.”
    Cathy Hopkins

  • #2
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

  • #3
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #4
    “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
    Ovid, Heroides

  • #5
    Elle Thornton
    “I'm too old to be ignorant as I am."
    --Twelve-year-old Gabriella to the general, who does not want her to know about Emmett Till and the world's brutality.”
    Elle Thornton, The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis

  • #6
    Maya Angelou
    “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

  • #7
    Robert Bloch
    “Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
    Robert Bloch

  • #8
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

  • #9
    Mark Strand
    “Each moment is a place
    you've never been.”
    Mark Strand, New Selected Poems

  • #10
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

  • #11
    Pablo Picasso
    “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #12
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #13
    Bernard Malamud
    “There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go--if there are no doors or windows--he walks through a wall.”
    Bernard Malamud

  • #14
    Stanley Kunitz
    “The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.”
    Stanley Kunitz

  • #15
    Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad
    “Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #16
    Nora Ephron
    “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
    Nora Ephron

  • #17
    Alexander Pope
    “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
    Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

  • #18
    Amy Sedaris
    “I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”
    Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

  • #19
    Joseph Brodsky
    “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
    Joseph Brodsky

  • #20
    Honoré de Balzac
    “The more one judges, the less one loves.”
    Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

  • #21
    Isadora  Duncan
    “You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.”
    Isadora Duncan, Isadora Speaks: Uncollected Writings and Speeches of Isadora Duncan

  • #22
    Theodore Roethke
    “Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.”
    Theodore Roethke, Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke

  • #23
    Thomas Mann
    “Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
    Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

  • #24
    Leo Rosten
    “O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
    Leo Rosten

  • #25
    Gregory Maguire
    “People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”
    Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • #26
    W.B. Yeats
    “For he would be thinking of love
    Till the stars had run away
    And the shadows eaten the moon.”
    W.B. Yeats, Selected Poems and Four Plays

  • #27
    James Joyce
    “Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”
    James Joyce, Ulysses

  • #28
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

  • #29
    Philip Barry
    “The time to make up your mind about people, is never.”
    Philip Barry, The Philadelphia Story

  • #30
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love

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