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J.K. Rowling
“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?”
Terry Johnson, Insignificance
Chuck Palahniuk
“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
Marilyn Monroe
“If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
Marilyn Monroe
Nicholas Sparks
“You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi
John Green
“Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said.

"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl
Cassandra Clare
“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?"
"If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
Socrates
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Socrates
Helen Keller
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller
Oscar Wilde
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
Oscar Wilde
Charles William Eliot
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles William Eliot
C.E.M. Joad
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
C.E.M. Joad
Albert Einstein
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
Albert Einstein
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness
Sarah Dessen
“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You
Suzanne Collins
“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire
Lemony Snicket
“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
Lemony Snicket
William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
William Styron, Conversations with William Styron
Harper Lee
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Rita Mae Brown
“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.”
Rita Mae Brown
George Orwell
“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
George Orwell, 1984
Cassandra Clare
“I don't want to be a man," said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead."
"Well," said Luke, "you're doing a fantastic job.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
Victor Hugo
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
Victor Hugo
Joseph Conrad
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
Joseph Conrad, Chance
Mark Twain
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Mahatma Gandhi
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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