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Alfred Tennyson
“I am a part of all that I have met.”
Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson
Paulo Coelho
“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Richard Wright
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
Richard Wright, Black Boy
Coco Chanel
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
Coco Chanel
Samuel Beckett
“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
Samuel Beckett
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Allen Ginsberg
“I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ”
Allen Ginsberg
Adolf Hitler
“If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”
Adolf Hitler
John Banville
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
John Banville, The Sea
Nelson DeMille
“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished.”
Nelson De Mille
Kiran Desai
“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
Dr. Seuss
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
Dr. Seuss
Isaac Asimov
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
Isaac Asimov
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
“The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you--just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”
Shel Silverstein
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
George Carlin
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
George Carlin
Doris Lessing
“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
Eleanor Roosevelt
“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
Chuck Palahniuk
“If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.”
Chuck Palahniuk
Albert Einstein
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
Albert Einstein
Nicholas Sparks
“While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.”
Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe
Mary  Stewart
“Every life has death and every light has shadow. Be content to stand in the light and let the shadow fall where it will.”
Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills
David Levithan
“livid, adj.

Fuck You for cheating on me. Fuck you for reducing it to the word cheating. As if this were a card game, and you sneaked a look at my hand. Who came up with the term cheating, anyway? A cheater, I imagine. Someone who thought liar was too harsh. Someone who thought devastator was too emotional. The same person who thought, oops, he’d gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Fuck you. This isn’t about slipping yourself an extra twenty dollars of Monopoly money. These are our lives. You went and broke our lives. You are so much worse than a cheater. You killed something. And you killed it when its back was turned.”
David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
A.A. Milne
“I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
William Shakespeare
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Tamora Pierce
“Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary.”
Tamora Pierce, Lady Knight
Paulo Coelho
“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
John Updike
“Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ”
John Updike
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