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نزار قباني
“In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
And think of you. Had I told the sea
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me.”
Nizar Qabbani
أحمد خالد توفيق
“أسوء تعذيب فى العالم هو الشخص المُصر على الكلام بينما أنت مُثقل بالهموم , ترغب فى أن تبقى صامتاً وأن تصغى لأفكارك.”
أحمد خالد توفيق
“It is often in the darkest
skies that we see the
brightest stars.”
Richard Evans
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
Joseph Conrad
“We live as we dream--alone....”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
John Henry Newman
“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people.”
John Henry Newman
Bob Newhart
“I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that.”
Bob Newhart
Madeline Miller
“In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
John Green
“I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
Richard Wright
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
Richard Wright, Black Boy
Henry David Thoreau
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
Henry David Thoreau
Kiran Desai
“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
J.K. Rowling
“To hurt is as human as to breathe.”
J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Anthony Burgess
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
anthony burgess
Virginia Woolf
“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?”
Virginia Woolf
Richelle Mead
“There's nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.”
Richelle Mead, Frostbite
Alfred Tennyson
“I am a part of all that I have met.”
Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson
Chuck Palahniuk
“Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Nicholas Sparks
“You always have a choice. It's just that some people make the wrong one.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Anaïs Nin
“There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.”
Anais Nin
Dr. Seuss
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
Dr. Seuss
Allen Ginsberg
“I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ”
Allen Ginsberg
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
William Nicholson, Shadowlands
Robert J. Sawyer
“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God
Jeanette Winterson
“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”
Jeanette Winterson
Coco Chanel
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
Coco Chanel
Edith Sitwell
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
Edith Sitwell
Patricia Cornwell
“Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.”
Patricia Cornwell
Nelson DeMille
“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished.”
Nelson De Mille
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