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  • #1
    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

  • #2
    “Revenge proves its own executioner.”
    John Ford, The Broken Heart

  • #3
    William Shakespeare
    “All that glisters is not gold;
    Often have you heard that told:
    Many a man his life hath sold
    But my outside to behold:
    Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”
    William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

  • #4
    Kingsley Amis
    “Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.”
    Kingsley Amis

  • #5
    George Orwell
    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #6
    Lois Lowry
    “It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
    Lois Lowry

  • #7
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #8
    Patricia A. McKillip
    “Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”
    Patricia A. McKillip

  • #9
    Richard Wilbur
    “What is the opposite of two?
    A lonely me, a lonely you.”
    Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

  • #10
    Philip K. Dick
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
    Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

  • #11
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

  • #12
    Jane Yolen
    “Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
    Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

  • #13
    Judith Viorst
    “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.”
    Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

  • #14
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #15
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #16
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
    Niels Bohr

  • #17
    Julian Barnes
    “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #18
    Alan Bennett
    “What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
    Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #21
    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

  • #22
    Patrick Ness
    “You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #23
    Patrick Ness
    “Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #24
    Patrick Ness
    But what is a dream, Conor O'Malley? the monster said, bending down so it's face was close to Conor's. Who is to say that it is not everything else that is the dream?
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #25
    Patrick Ness
    There was once an invisible man who had grown tired of being unseen. It was not that he was actually invisible. It was that people had become used to not seeing him.

    And if no one sees you, are you really there at all?"

    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #26
    Patrick Ness
    “The justifications of men who kill should always be heard with skepticism, said the monster.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #27
    Patrick Ness
    He was greedy and rude and bitter, but he was still a healer. The parson, though, what was he? He was nothing. Belief is half of all healing. Belief in the cure, belief in the future that awaits. And here was a man who lived on belief, but who sacrificed it at the first challenge, right when he needed it most. He believed selfishly and fearfully. And it took the lives of his daughters.
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #28
    Patrick Ness
    “Conor was no longer invisible. They all saw him now.
    But he was further away than ever.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #29
    Patrick Ness
    “Conor held tightly onto his mother.
    And by doing so, he could finally let her go.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

  • #30
    Patrick Ness
    “And here was a man who lived on belief, but who sacrificed it at the first challenge, right when he needed it most.”
    Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

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