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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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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

Victor Hugo
“He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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

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.”
A. M. Hudson

Alpha Four
“Books are magical keys to open up worlds and change perspectives.”

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

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

Charlotte Eriksson
“I never said it was easy to find your place in this world, but I’m coming to the conclusion that if you seek to please others, you will forever be changing because you will never be yourself, only fragments of someone you could be. You need to belong to yourself, and let others belong to themselves too. You need to be free and detached from things and your surroundings. You need to build your home in your own simple existence, not in friends, lovers, your career or material belongings, because these are things you will lose one day. That’s the natural order of this world. This is called the practice of detachment.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

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

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

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

“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

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'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
“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

Neeraj Agnihotri
“I always looked for a place where I could sit in solace and read, and you know what offered me that comfortable solitude? Books.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, In The Name Of Blasphemy

Susan Sontag
“It is intolerable to have one's sufferings twinned with anybody else's.”
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Marwane Caber
“The mind that constantly wanders through the past is always a terrible mess.”
Marwane Caber, THE PAST

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

Rai Aren
“Cats and books are my universe. Both are infinitely fascinating and full of mystery.”
Rai Aren

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

“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

“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

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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