Accurate Quotes

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Jay Asher
“But you can't get away from yourself. You can't decide not to see yourself anymore. You can't decide to turn off the noise in your head.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Homework is not an option. My bed is sending out serious nap rays. I can't help myself. The fluffy pillows and warm comforter are more powerful than I am. I have no choice but to snuggle under the covers.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Jay Asher
“Like driving along a bumpy road and losing control of the steering wheel, tossing you—just a tad—off the road. The wheels kick up some dirt, but you're able to pull it back. Yet no matter how hard you try to drive straight, something keeps jerking you to the side. You have so little control over anything anymore. And at some point, the struggle becomes too much—too tiring—and you consider letting go. Allowing tragedy... or whatever... to happen.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

Allie Brosh
“Most people can motivate themselves to do things simply by knowing that those things need to be done. But not me. For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don't want to do. And if I lose, I'm one step closer to ruining my entire life. And I never know whether I'm going to win or lose until the last second.”
Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Jodi Picoult
“After all, how many of us had tried to forget something traumatic...only to find it printed on the back of our eyelids, tattooed on our tongues?”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

Jodi Picoult
“There are all sorts of experiences we can't really put a name to...The birth of a child, for one. Or the death of a parent. Falling in love. Words are like nets--we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, grief, or wonder. Finding God is like that, too. If it's happened to you, you know what it feels like. But try to describe it to someone else--and language only takes you so far.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

C.S. Lewis
“Let's pray that the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.”
C.S. Lewis

Laurie Halse Anderson
“My parents didn't raise me to be religious. The closest we come to worship is the Trinity of Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. I think the Merryweather cheerleaders confuse me because I missed out on Sunday School. It has to be a miracle. There is no other explanation. How else could they sleep with the football team on Saturday night and be reincarnated as virginal goddesses on Monday?”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Christopher Paolini
“They enveloped each other within the folds of their thoughts, holding each other with an intimacy no physical embrace could replicate, allowing their identities to merge once again. Their greatest comfort was a simple one: they were no longer alone. To know that you were with the one who cared for you, and who understood every fiber of your being, and who would not abandon you even in the most desperate of circumstances, that was the most precious relationship a person could have, and they both cherished it. ”
Christopher Paolini, Brisingr

Anthony Liccione
“In the beginning, some people try to appear that everything about them is "in black and white," until later their true colors come out.”
Anthony Liccione

Laurie Halse Anderson
“I watch the Eruptions. Mount Dad, long dormant, now considered armed and dangerous. Mount Saint Mom, oozing lava, spitting flame. Warn the villagers to run into the sea.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Paul Tournier
“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.”
Paul Tournier

J.R. Ward
“Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, was not the kind of male anyone addressed like that. Except, apparently, for Wrath. In this case, the Brother with the tattoos on his face and the perverted reputation and the hand of death did exactly what he was told. He shut the fuck up.
Which said volumes about Wrath. Did it not.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Reborn

William Paul Young
“Mackenzie, you cannot produce trust, just as you cannot 'do' humility. It either is or is not. Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved. Because you do not know that I love you, you cannot trust me.”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

Jodi Picoult
“The joke's on them. One little hypodermic wont' be enough. Split a piece of wood, and they'll find me. Lift up a stone, and they'll find me. Look in the mirror, and they'll find me...If you really want to know what makes someone a killer, ask yourself what would make you do it.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

Jennifer Egan
“The sky was electric blue above the trees but the yard felt dark. Stephanie went to the edge of the lawn and sat her forehead on her knees. The grass and soil were still warm from the day. She wanted to cry but she couldn't. The feeling was too deep.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often, opinion is a lens polished by the grit of bias. And as I stare through my own lens, I might ask how much polish can the grit of bias actually create?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Farshad Asl
“Life is a moving target. So your vision needs to be an accurate objective, to give you direction for your actions. As you move toward your goal, the vision becomes even more substantive, more palpable. It becomes something you can’t wait to share with others continually. The excitement is infectious.”
Farshad Asl, The "No Excuses" Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

Deyth Banger
“I believe that there is a Matrix and... to be more accurate I am in the Pornography Matrix.”
Deyth Banger

Ehsan Sehgal
“If you are going to write or discuss any issue, you should have accurate and authentic knowledge on the subject, before bringing to the public.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Awdhesh Singh
“If you wish to be happy, you have to develop the right vision to discover the positivity in the world through your own efforts. Only then can you create an accurate picture of the world in your mind and know the complete truth.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Ehsan Sehgal
“Whatever subject that Today, mirrors and qualifies as accurate and right. Contrarily, Tomorrow may challenge and asseverate that, as inaccurate and wrong.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Richie Norton
“For greater freedom and joy you must 1) be self-aware, 2) have intent to create and choose high-value experiences, 3) be equipped to measure opportunity cost accurately.⁣”
Richie Norton

Steven Magee
“Doctors treating sickened university students will need to factor in radio wave sickness to reach an accurate diagnosis.”
Steven Magee

Karma Chesnut
“Stop trying to make sense of insanity.”
Karma Chesnut, Unfit

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“History is the gift of a map already written by those who authored the map in the very walking of it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

“All great literature is one of the two stories; a man goes on a jorney, or a stranger comes to town.”
Lev Nikolayevic Tolstoy

“Historians must, of course, present both sides of the argument, but they do not have to be neutral. I hope that I have treated the facts, as far as they can be determined with accuracy, as sacred, but I cannot hide my conviction”
Gordon Corrigan, A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England

“Any doctrine that posits the hatred of physical life, will be incapable of dealing rationally with the problem of suicide. Socrates’ argument in the Phaedo, that suicide is a form of vandalism against the gift of the gods, is hardly satisfying. Why should a pious man be grateful for his corporeality, when this is precisely what separates him from the gods in the first place?
Christianity’s problem is particularly acute. After all, if the Nazarene is the Son of God, with prophetic powers, the Christian object of worship is nothing other than—a suicide.”
Ryan Ruby, The Zero and the One

“The fantastical etchings of
galleons sailing off the edge of the flat earth and toppling headlong
into the void, are more accurate representations of our lived
experience than the spherical empirical truth in which we happen to
live.”
Ryan Ruby, The Zero and the One

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