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Neil Gaiman
“Books were safer than other people anyway.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Kelly Moran
“The truth is I do love you. Admitting that means opening myself up to all that pain when you leave. After you realize this wasn’t love, but gratitude.”
Kelly Moran, The Drake House

Kellie Elmore
“Maybe Heaven will be a library. Then I will be able to finish my to-read list.”
Kellie Elmore

“I am not afraid of giving bad reviews. If I don't like a book, I don't like it. Period. I don't do promotion”
Bookvergent

Rainbow Rowell
“Why do I write?
To be somewhere else
To get free of ourselves
To stop
To stop being anything or anywhere at all
To disappear”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Angela M. Hudson
“When love dies, the heart's ashes do not leave on the wind—they rest on the mantelpiece of the soul, darkening the sunrise we once saw to be beautiful.”
Angela M. Hudson

Diane Setterfield
“No one can hold you to a decision made in the middle of the night.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

Carmen DeSousa
“And they...LIVED! Life isn't always ‘Happily Ever After’, rather, loving FOREVER, regardless.”
Carmen DeSousa, She Belongs To Me

Anaïs Nin
“When you trust, you are tender and delicate, but when you doubt, you are dangerous and destructive”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Susan Sontag
“All memory is individual, unreproducible - it dies with each person. What is called collective memory is not a remembering but a stipulating: that this is important, and this is the story about how it happened, with the pictures that lock the story in our minds.”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Adelise M. Cullens
“Reality doesn’t always give us the life that we desire, but we can always find what we desire between the pages of books.”
Adelise M. Cullens, Dead Bunnies Make All Eight Of Me Cry

Susan Sontag
“Narratives can make us understand. Photographs do something else: they haunt us.”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Anaïs Nin
“You are that to me, an oasis. You drug me and at the same time you give me strength.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

“A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Anaïs Nin
“Love the great narcotic was the revealer in the alchemist's bottle rendering visible the most untraceable substances.
Love the great narcotic was the agent provocateur exposing all the secret selves to daylight.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Anaïs Nin
“When you're in my arms, I know you're mine. But your feet are so swift, so swift, they carry you as lightly as wings, I never know where, too fast, too fast away from me.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Anaïs Nin
“Every word spoken in the past accumulated forms and colors in the self. What flows through the veins besides blood is the distillation of every act committed, the sediment of all the visions, wishes, dreams and experiences. All the past emotions converge to tint the skin and flavor the lips, to regulate the pulse and produce crystals in the eyes.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

“I cannot live without books.”
R.B. Bernstein

Anaïs Nin
“In this instant of danger they realized they were each other's reason for living, and into this instant they threw their whole being.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Anaïs Nin
“So many broken promises, each day an aborted wish, a lost object, a misplaced unread book, cluttering the room like an attic with discarded possessions.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Anaïs Nin
“The magic beauty of simultaneity, to see the loved one rushing toward you at the same moment you are rushing toward him, the magic power of meeting, exactly at midnight to achieve union, the illusion of one common rhythm achieved by overcoming obstacles, deserting friends, breaking other bonds - all this was soon dissolved by his laziness, by his habit of missing every moment, of never keeping his word, of living perversely in a state of chaos, of swimming more naturally in a sea of failed intentions, broken promises, and aborted wishes”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

“When you go against the flow of nature and betray the spiritual laws existing within, there is, and always will be, a negative reaction. Those who try escaping life before fate shakes their hand, will forever be stuck on earth, chained to the place they so badly wanted to leave. What a complicated misery. I guarantee you it will be torture to be invisible and ignored by those you love when you can see them - but you are already dead for them to hear you utter another word. Talk about agony, more so, than remaining on this plane and continuing your spiritual cycle as it was written to be lived.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Anaïs Nin
“And it is that which draws me to you, too, for you are the tropics, you have the sun in you, and the softness and the clarity...”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Susan Sontag
“Photographs objectify: they turn an event or a person into something that can be possessed.”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Natasha Larry
“Get this under control as soon as you can young lady, because no one here gives a damn about your unlimited power-Mason Lerner”
Natasha Larry

Anaïs Nin
“The potion drunk by lovers is prepared by no one but themselves. The potion is the sum of one's whole existence.”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Susan Sontag
“Is there an antidote to the perennial seductiveness of war? And is this a question a woman is more likely to pose than a man? (Probably yes.)”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Anaïs Nin
“His entire body was pleading for reassurance, and if her whole love was not enough what else could she give him to cure his doubt?”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Anaïs Nin
“No man and woman know what will be born in the darkness of their intermingling; so much besides children, so many invisible births, exchanges of soul and character, blossoming of unknown selves, liberation of hidden treasures, buried fantasies...”
Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel

Robert Hass
“ ‘Paradise Lost’ was printed in an edition of no more than 1,500 copies and transformed the English language. Took a while. Wordsworth had new ideas about nature: Thoreau read Wordsworth, Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and we got a lot of national parks. Took a century. What poetry gives us is an archive, the fullest existent archive of what human beings have thought and felt by the kind of artists who loved language in a way that allowed them to labor over how you make a music of words to render experience exactly and fully.”
Robert Hass

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