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  • #1
    Jane Austen
    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #2
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “They were within twenty yards of each other, and so abrupt was his appearance, that it was impossible to avoid his sight. Their eyes instantly met, and the cheeks of each were overspread with the deepest blush. He absolutely started, and for a moment seemed immoveable from surprise; but shortly recovering himself, advanced towards the party, and spoke to Elizabeth, if not in terms of perfect composure, at least of perfect civility.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #4
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #5
    Jill Shalvis
    “If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.” - Chloe Traeger”
    Jill Shalvis, Head Over Heels

  • #6
    Jill Shalvis
    “They say money talks, but all mine ever says is 'good-bye sucker.”
    Jill Shalvis, Head Over Heels

  • #7
    Jill Shalvis
    “If things don’t seem right, try going left.” – Chloe Traeger”
    Jill Shalvis, Head Over Heels

  • #8
    Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!
    “Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!”
    Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

  • #9
    Jill Shalvis
    “If it’s going to be two against one, make sure you aren’t the one.”
    Jill Shalvis, The Sweetest Thing

  • #10
    Jill Shalvis
    “Accept that some days you’re the bug, and some days you’re going to be the windshield.”
    Jill Shalvis, The Sweetest Thing

  • #11
    Jill Shalvis
    “Remember, you’re unique. And so is everyone else.”
    Jill Shalvis, The Sweetest Thing

  • #12
    J. Lynn
    “God, there needed to be an anti-sex pill or something for when she was around him.”
    J. Lynn, Tempting the Best Man

  • #13
    E.L. James
    “What is it about elevators?”
    E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

  • #14
    E.L. James
    “Laters, baby.”
    E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

  • #15
    Jill Shalvis
    “If I looked like him,” Tara said. “I’d want to have sex with myself. All the time.”
    Jill Shalvis, Simply Irresistible

  • #16
    Jill Shalvis
    “Who’s there?”
    “The scratcher of your itch,” he said.
    She opened the door a crack and stuck her nose out. “Was that supposed to be romantic?”
    Jill Shalvis, Instant Attraction

  • #17
    Jill Shalvis
    “Live as big as you can, with what you've got.”
    Jill Shalvis, Instant Attraction

  • #18
    Jill Shalvis
    “I want you to know, chickens aren’t sexy. Not to me.”
    This was met with silence.
    “Are you there?” She was slurring her words now, which was embarrassing, so she took a deep breath. “Cam? Can you hear me?”
    “Yes, chickens aren’t sexy. Uh…I don’t think they’re meant to be.”
    Jill Shalvis, Instant Attraction

  • #19
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #20
    Stephen King
    “So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You've blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #21
    Stephen King
    “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #22
    Peter De Vries
    “Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.”
    Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben

  • #23
    Sylvia Plath
    “If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
    You leave the same impression
    Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”
    Sylvia Plath, Ariel: The Restored Edition

  • #24
    Jodi Picoult
    “You can't edit a blank page”
    Jodi Picoult

  • #25
    J.D. Salinger
    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #26
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #27
    Samantha Young
    “I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there’s no fucking way I can be this much in love with you, and not have you feel the same way. It’s not possible.”
    Samantha Young, On Dublin Street

  • #28
    Alice Clayton
    “He was wooing me. And I was letting him woo. I wanted the woo. I deserved the woo. I needed the wow that would surely follow the woo, but for now, the woo? It was whoa.”
    Alice Clayton, Wallbanger

  • #29
    Alice Clayton
    “You really have no idea, do you?”
    “No idea about what?”
    “How thoroughly you own me, Nightie Girl,” he said, leaning in to whisper this part in my ear. “And I know I love you enough to want you to have your happy ending.”
    Alice Clayton, Wallbanger

  • #30
    Melinda Dozier
    “She bent down and reached around his trim waist to grab the handcuffs. A bit of a compromising position, given the state of her thoughts, but she had to help the poor guy out before his nose froze off. “There’s a saying here in Switzerland. To be a fool at the right time is an art.” She caught his eye before continuing with the knot. “You better hush, now.”
    “Well, there’s a saying in the US, too. Imagination is worse than the truth. I have a real vivid imagination, and you bent over me like this is not helping.”
    Melinda Dozier



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