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  • #1
    George Santayana
    “Sanity is a madness put to good uses.”
    George Santayana , The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings

  • #2
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    “I wish I had been what I thought I was; and so debonnaire; and so debonnaire.”
    Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

  • #3
    Alexander Pope
    “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
    Alexander Pope

  • #4
    “I am a politician which means I am a liar and a crook. When I am not kissing babies I am stealing their lollypops.”
    Tom Clancy

  • #5
    Therese Anne Fowler
    “He drinks too much, it’s true, and he has not always been good to me or to himself, but I think he’s broken somewhere inside, and he drinks to try to fill the cracks.”
    Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • #12
    Robert Frost
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
    Robert Frost

  • #12
    “What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.”
    Tom Clancy

  • #16
    “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
    Tom Clancy

  • #18
    Therese Anne Fowler
    “It was easy enough to tell: if I wasn't writing, I didn't exist.”
    Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • #23
    Thomas Wolfe
    “I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.”
    Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again

  • #24
    Gretchen Rubin
    “I enjoy the fun of failure. It's fun to fail, I kept repeating. It's part of being ambitious; it's part of being creative. If something is worth doing, it's worth doing badly”
    Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

  • #25
    Charles Krauthammer
    “I don't really care what a public figure thinks. I care about what he does. Let God probe his inner heart.”
    Charles Krauthammer, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

  • #26
    Thomas Pynchon
    “The general public has long been divided into two parts; those who think that science can do anything and those who are afraid it will.”
    Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

  • #29
    David Foster Wallace
    “It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.”
    David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

  • #33
    Therese Anne Fowler
    “No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. —George Eliot”
    Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • #33
    Wally Lamb
    “But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?”
    Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True

  • #34
    Nancy Milford
    “I hope I'll never get ambitious enough to try anything. It's so much nicer to be damned sure I could do it better than other people - and I might not could if I tried...”
    Nancy Milford, Zelda

  • #37
    John Marsden
    “Never cry over anything that can't cry over you”
    John Marsden, The Other Side of Dawn

  • #38
    John Marsden
    “It's good to keep changing your mind. It shows you're thinking. I'll only stop changing my mind when I'm dead. And maybe not even then.”
    John Marsden, Darkness, Be My Friend

  • #39
    Lemony Snicket
    “The right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing” is a phrase that refers to times when people ought to know, but don’t know, about something that is happening very close to them. For instance, you ought to know about the man who watches you when you sleep.”
    Lemony Snicket

  • #41
    John Marsden
    “Why did people call it Hell?" I wondered. [...] No place was Hell, no place could be Hell. It's the people calling it Hell, that's the only thing that made it so. People just sticking names on places, so that no one could see those places properly anymore. [...]

    No, Hell wasn't anything to do with place, Hell was all to do with people. Maybe Hell was people.”
    John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began

  • #44
    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
    Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

  • #45
    John Marsden
    “The Bible just said ‘Thou shalt not kill’, then told hundreds of stories of people killing each other and becoming heroes, like David with Goliath.”
    John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began

  • #46
    John Marsden
    “Some people wake up drowsy. Some people wake up energized. I wake up dead.”
    John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began

  • #46
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    “You'll be sorry," he said unpleasantly.
    "I hope so," Alabama answered. "I like paying for the things I do-it makes me feel square with the world".”
    Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz

  • #48
    Therese Anne Fowler
    “No longer did I imagine that any place we lived would become permanent. The only question was how long we'd stay.”
    Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • #49
    Stephen Fry
    “Ask a stupid person, you'll get a stupid answer.”
    Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
    tags: humor

  • #52
    John Marsden
    “We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.”
    John Marsden, The Dead of Night

  • #54
    Therese Anne Fowler
    “He believed, as I did, that we are helpless to resist or influence what our hearts are bound to do.” - Z - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald”
    Therese Anne Fowler

  • #56
    Patrick Süskind
    “...he came to the conclusion that you cannot depend on people, and that you can live in peace only if you keep them at arm's length.”
    Patrick Süskind, The Pigeon



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