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Colleen Hoover
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed
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
Albert Einstein
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”
Albert Einstein
Bram Stoker
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
Bram Stoker
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
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
Gustave Flaubert
“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”
Gustave Flaubert
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
Sarah Dessen
“Silence is so freaking loud”
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen
George Carlin
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
George Carlin
Virginia Woolf
“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?”
Virginia Woolf
Steven Moffat
“Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war

Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war

Demons run, but count the cost
The battle's won, but the child is lost”
Steven Moffat
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
Albert Einstein
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
Albert Einstein
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
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
Joseph Joubert
“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
Joseph Joubert
Anna Akhmatova
“You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms...”
Anna Akhmatova
André Breton
“My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
André Breton, What Is Surrealism?: Selected Writings
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
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
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
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
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
“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
John Banville
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
John Banville, The Sea