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“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”
Swami Vivekananda

Laurie Halse Anderson
“My face becomes a Picasso sketch, my body slicing into pieces.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
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Thomas Pynchon
“Laboring through a world every day more stultified, which expected salvation in codes and governments, ever more willing to settle for suburban narratives and diminished payoffs--what were the chances of finding anyone else seeking to transcend that, and not even particularly aware of it?”
Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day

Don DeLillo
“Within sixty-minute limits or one-hundred-yard limits or the limits of a game board, we can look for perfect moments or perfect structures. In my fiction I think this search sometimes turns out to be a cruel delusion.

No optimism, no pessimism. No homesickness for lost values or for the way fiction used to be written.

Everybody seems to know everything. Subjects surface and are totally exhausted in a matter of days or weeks, totally played out by the publishing industry and the broadcast industry. Nothing is too arcane to escape the treatment, the process. Making things difficult for the reader is less an attack on the reader than it is on the age and its facile knowledge-market.

The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence. The writer is the man or woman who automatically takes a stance against his or her government. There are so many temptations for American writers to become part of the system and part of the structure that now, more than ever, we have to resist. American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous. Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That’s why so many of them are in jail.

Some people prefer to believe in conspiracy because they are made anxious by random acts. Believing in conspiracy is almost comforting because, in a sense, a conspiracy is a story we tell each other to ward off the dread of chaotic and random acts. Conspiracy offers coherence.

I see contemporary violence as a kind of sardonic response to the promise of consumer fulfillment in America... I see this desperation against the backdrop of brightly colored packages and products and consumer happiness and every promise that American life makes day by day and minute by minute everywhere we go.

Discarded pages mark the physical dimensions of a writer’s labor.

Film allows us to examine ourselves in ways earlier societies could not—examine ourselves, imitate ourselves, extend ourselves, reshape our reality. It permeates our lives, this double vision, and also detaches us, turns some of us into actors doing walk-throughs.

Every new novel stretches the term of the contract—let me live long enough to do one more book.

You become a serious novelist by living long enough.”
Don DeLillo

“I am a pisces, a fish out of water, searching for a way back home.”
James Kidd

Leonard Cohen
“Be With Me In The Phases Of My Work Because My Brain Feels Like It Has Been Whipped And I Yearn To Make A Small Perfect Thing Which Will Live In Your Morning Like Curious Static Through A President's Elegy Or A Nude Hunchback Acquiring A Tan On The Crowded Oily Beach. ”
Leonard Cohen

Allan Frewin Jones
“we are not leaving anyone behind we have to stick togheter in order to stay safe.”
Frewin Jones, The Lost Queen

“Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God.”
Swami Vivekananda

Bob Marley
“when the words not enough to describe how much you love....
even you know she/he don't anything for you......
you cant fall a sleep exactly like before's"
Bob Marley, The Future Is the Beginning: The Words and Wisdom of Bob Marley

Robert McCammon
“Twas said better to light a candle than curse the dark...”
Robert McCammon, The Queen of Bedlam
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“Never praise oneself.”
Bhagwan Swaminarayan

Mikhail Baryshnikov
“No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything.”
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Baryshnikov at Work

“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”
The Doctor

Paulo Coelho
“Alchemist is like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise when other are asleep”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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“Love is not just blind, it's deaf and dumb and probably has an advanced case of Alzheimer's; it's unhinged...”
our ady if alice bhatti- mohammad hanfi
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“Kita sebenarnya paham,
bahwa orang benar pun
akan dipandang bodoh,
jika ia berada di kalangan
orang yang salah;
dan orang yang pintar sekalipun,
akan selalu terasa salah
di mata orang-orang bodoh.

Bukankah benar begitu?”
Robi Aulia Abdi (@aksarataksa)

Thomas Pynchon
“Events seem to be ordered into an ominous logic.”
Thomas Pynchon, V.

“menjadi baik itu harus, menjadi yang terbaik itu mitos :)”
ifdal sukri
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“Orang yang mampu melupakan mantan dengan baik adalah orang yang memiliki daya ingat yang sangat buruk.”
ifdal sukri
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“Sadly, people boycotted me, and I don´t even have internet access permanently right now, and i am pretty much ruined... Incase you didnt forget about me, I live in Lore Kullmer Straße 3, Rainsboro (Regensburg), Appartment Roth/ Bülbül. Happy Birthday too btw. Greetings, the Guy from the tshirt/ the lyrics one.”
Taylor Swift

Will Rogers
“I never mewt a man I didn't like.”
Will Rogers, American Humor and Satire
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“Your head is your college. Your college is your education. Your education is your life. Your life is God! Study hard.”
Simon Mashalla

“Haar Zakham Kisi Thokar ki Meherbani Hain,
Haar Zakham Kisi Thokar ki Meherbani Hain.
Meri Zindagi baas ek Kahani Hain.
Agar Mita dete us Dard ko Sine se!
Fir Kya Rehjata?
Baas Akhri Nishani hain." -T∆NV€€®”
Tanveer Hossain Mullick

Maya Angelou
“¨I am Lady, and still your mother.¨”
Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Dr. Varvinsky did not have to worry—he had allowed a slight irregularity, but he was a kind and compassionate young doctor. He understood that it would be too painful for someone like Mitya to find himself surrounded by thieves, swindlers, and murderers, and that he ought to be given a chance to get used to them.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“Forgetting is often more important than remembering”
Xander M Staley

“I don't know about you, but money isn't free.”
p****o p****n

Thomas Pynchon
“Riot was her element, as surely as this dark room almost creeping with amassed objects. The street and the hothouse; in V. were resolved, by some magic, the two extremes. She frightened him.”
Thomas Pynchon, V.

Thomas Pynchon
“I've been in more wars for England than I can remember . . . haven't I paid enough? Risked it all for them, time after time. . . . Why must they torment an old man?”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

“THe real friends are the freidns we met along the way <3”

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