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Chuck Palahniuk
“The things you used to own, now they own you.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Alan W. Watts
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
Alan Wilson Watts

Stephen Chbosky
“It’s strange how things can change back as suddenly as they changed originally. When one thing happens and suddenly, things are back to normal.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky
“It's nice to have things to look forward to.”
Stephen Chbosky , The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Suzanne Collins
“Because, sometimes, things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Erik Pevernagie
“Is love just a butterfly? Love can tell us so many things about the deep waters of our inner self and the secrecy in the hidden brushwood of our emotions. ("Alpha and Omega")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Many politicians promise green, green grass by blending niceties with delusion and by using alluring confidence tricks. They voice attractive tales and tell things, people like to hear. But the post-factual grassland often appears to be parched and barren. ("The grass was greener over there")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we only see things through the cold-eyed lens of factuality and don’t listen to the yearning and screaming of unexpressed feelings, life may remain bleak in a mire of clinical hollowness, sodden in apathy and indifference. ("Morning after")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“When living is too sweet and swanky, it may be very hard to appreciate the simplest things in life. (“Is that all there is?”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Cora Carmack
“Even the good things from our pasts still only belonged in the past”
Cora Carmack, Faking It

Sarah Dessen
“Sometimes, you get things right the first time. Others, the second. But the third time, they say, is the charm.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Vladimir Nabokov
“Children of her type contrive the purest philosophies. Ada had worked out her own little system. Hardly a week had elapsed since Van’s arrival when he was found worthy of being initiated in her web of wisdom. An individual’s life consisted of certain classified things: "real things" which were unfrequent and priceless, simply "things" which formed the routine stuff of life; and "ghost things," also called "fogs," such as fever, toothache, dreadful disappointments, and death. Three or more things occurring at the same time formed a "tower," or, if they came in immediate succession, they made a "bridge." "Real towers" and "real bridges" were the joys of life, and when the towers came in a series, one experienced supreme rapture; it almost never happened, though. In some circumstances, in a certain light, a neutral "thing" might look or even actually become "real" or else, conversely, it might coagulate into a fetid "fog." When the joy and the joyless happened to be intermixed, simultaneously or along the ramp of duration, one was confronted with "ruined towers" and "broken bridges.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

Haruki Murakami
“You live by yourself for a stretch of time and you get to staring at different objects. Sometimes you talk to yourself. You take meals in crowded joints. You develop an intimate relationship with your used Subaru. You slowly but surely become a has-been.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Patrick Ness
“Sometimes you need things rather than just thoughts.”
Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Thomas Mann
“The books and magazines streamed in. He could buy them all, they piled up around him and even while he read, the number of those still to be read disturbed him. … they stood in rows, weighing down his life like a possession which he did not succeed in subordinating to his personality.”
Thomas Mann

Galileo Galilei
“Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards.”
Galileo Galilei, Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

David Lipsky
“David Foster Wallace: Because I'd like to be the sort of person who can enjoy things at the time instead of having to go back in my head and enjoy them then.”
David Lipsky, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

Michael Michalko
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
Michael Michalko

Charlotte Eriksson
“Spend more time doing things that make you forget about the time.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Sarah Dessen
“It's okay to accept things from people. It doesn't make you weak or helpless.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Alice Feeney
“I've hidden memories in boxes inside my head before. Sometimes it's the only way to deal with things.”
Alice Feeney, Sometimes I Lie

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Steve Goodier
“THE GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in new things; A GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in moments.

To enjoy THE GOOD LIFE we have to get ahead; to enjoy A GOOD LIFE we have to make the trip worthwhile.

THE GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our pocketbooks; A GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our souls.”
Steve Goodier

Anthony Liccione
“The more material we lose, the less we have. The less we have, the more we win.”
Anthony Liccione

Stacey T. Hunt
“Even if things aren't going the way we want right now, we will always get through it.”
Stacey T. Hunt, Most Wanted

Andrei Platonov
“Everything comes to an end, only objects are left to pine in the dark.”
Andrei Platonov, Happy Moscow

“Procrastination can wait for Tomorrrow.”
Michelle Marie

Tove Jansson
“The garnets,' Sniff moaned. 'I didn't get a single one.'
Snufkin sat down beside him and said kindly: 'I know. But that's how it is when you start wanting to have things. Now I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head. Then my hands are always free, because I don't have to carry a suitcase.”
Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Which one was first created, time or things?
Master of Stupidity: No things, no changes. No changes, no time.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“Do what you want that works.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

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