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Mother Teresa
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Mother Teresa
Omar Khayyám
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
OMAR KHAYYAM, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Andy Rooney
“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”
Frank Kaiser
Albert Einstein
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
Albert Einstein
Lauren Oliver
“It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium
John Grisham
“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.”
John Grisham
Oscar Wilde
“What of Art?
-It is a malady.
--Love?
-An Illusion.
--Religion?
-The fashionable substitute for Belief.
--You are a sceptic.
-Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
--What are you?
-To define is to limit.”
Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lewis Carroll
“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”
Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland
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
George Carlin
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
George Carlin
Tamora Pierce
“Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary.”
Tamora Pierce, Lady Knight
Tim O'Brien
“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”
Tim O'Brien
Charles Dickens
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Charles Dickens
Samuel Beckett
“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
Samuel Beckett
Bram Stoker
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
Bram Stoker
Joseph Joubert
“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
Joseph Joubert
Colleen Hoover
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed
Anna Akhmatova
“You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms...”
Anna Akhmatova
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
John Anster, The First Part of Goethe's Faust
André Breton
“My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
André Breton, What Is Surrealism?: Selected Writings
John Banville
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
John Banville, The Sea
Cassandra Clare
“In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
Shel Silverstein
“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
Robert Frost
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”
Robert Frost
Maya Angelou
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
Maya Angelou
Robin  Williams
“See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.”
Robin Williams
Isaac Asimov
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.”
Isaac Asimov
Johnny Depp
“if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.”
Johnny Depp
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
“It is often in the darkest
skies that we see the
brightest stars.”
Richard Evans