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  • #1
    Haruki Murakami
    “Perhaps most people in the world aren’t trying to be free, Kafka. They just think they are. It’s all an illusion. If they really were set free, most people would be in a real pickle. You’d better remember that. People actually prefer not being free?”
    Haruki Murakami , Kafka on the Shore

  • #2
    Alfred Tennyson
    “Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”
    Lord Alfred Tennyson

  • #3
    Charles Dickens
    “‎And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #4
    Suzanne Collins
    “We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self destruction.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • #5
    Chuck Hogan
    “There are moments..., which usually come at the most inconvenient of times, such as crisis, when you look at someone and realize that it will hurt you to be without them.”
    Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro "The Strain"

  • #6
    Chuck Hogan
    “Sometimes the most difficult decision is to not martyr yourself for someone, but instead to choose to live for them. Because of them.”
    Chuck Hogan Guillermo Del Toro "The Fall"

  • #7
    Karen Marie Moning
    “Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style, park your own car out front.”
    Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever

  • #8
    Karen Marie Moning
    “There are really only two positions one can take toward anything in life: hope or fear. Hope strengthens, fear kills.”
    Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever

  • #9
    Karen Marie Moning
    “Its our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we're willing to die for.”
    Karen Marie Moning

  • #11
    Lev Grossman
    “Though the funny thing about never being asked for anything is that after a while you start to feel like maybe you don’t have anything worth giving.”
    Lev Grossman, The Magician King

  • #12
    Lev Grossman
    “That was the thing about the world: it wasn't that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn't expect.”
    Lev Grossman, The Magician King

  • #13
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #14
    Lev Grossman
    “Funny how life had its little ways of surprising you. Little quirks of fate.”
    Lev Grossman, The Magicians

  • #15
    Kate Mosse
    “Love - true love - is a precious thing. It is painful, uncomfortable, makes fools of us all, but it is what breathes meaning and color and purpose into our lives.”
    Kate Mosse, Sepulchre

  • #16
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders

  • #17
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

  • #18
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “Remember this, son, if you forget everything else. A poet is a musician who can't sing. Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart, and some men's minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #19
    Walt Whitman
    “I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
    And what I assume you shall assume,
    For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
    Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

  • #20
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “Just a little. Just the first faint breath of love... It wasn’t dramatic, like some bolt of lightning with a crack of thunder following. It was more like when flint strikes steel and the spark fades almost too fast for you to see. But still, you know it’s there, down where you can’t see, kindling.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

  • #21
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers... That way, when he finds the answers, they'll be precious to him. The harder the question, the harder we hunt. The harder we hunt, the more we learn.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

  • #22
    “Looking back on one's life, you see that love was the answer to everything.”
    Chuck Hogan Guillermo Del Toro

  • #23
    “Weakness is giving in to temptation. Strength is resisting it.”
    Chuck Hogan Guillermo Del Toro

  • #24
    Matthew Pearl
    “Money is good, but it is not all about a man. You will have successes and reversals, but remember it is your reaction to each of them that counts for your character.”
    Matthew Pearl, The Technologists

  • #25
    Matthew Pearl
    “Every scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Second, they say it has been discovered before. Last, they say they always believed it.”
    Matthew Pearl, The Technologists

  • #26
    Joel Osteen
    “True success is when you reach back and bring somebody along with you.”
    Joel Osteen

  • #27
    Joel Osteen
    “Seeds of discouragement cannot take root in a grateful heart.”
    Joel Osteen

  • #28
    Stephen King
    “I the sweetness of our lives did not depart, there would be no sweetness at all.”
    Stephen King, The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • #29
    Stephen King
    “The stories we hear in our childhood are the ones we remember all our lives.”
    Stephen King, The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • #30
    Dacre Stoker
    “Secrets are like flowers buried under snow. Eventually they rise up and push through into the light.”
    Dacre Stoker, Dracula the Un-Dead

  • #31
    Tad Williams
    “Experience came easily enough, learning how not to suffer would have proved much more practical.”
    Tad Williams, Shadowplay



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