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message 1: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Please post some of your favorite quotes. It can be from a book (share which one) or not. Maybe it's something inspirational or maybe it simply describes how you feel at this moment.


message 2: by LaLaLa Laura (last edited Sep 14, 2013 06:13AM) (new)

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From Solaris
"But what am I going to see?" "I don't know. In a certain sense, it depends on you."
Location 173


message 3: by Juhi (new)

Juhi Patel | 13 comments one the quotes from fountainhead:

"How do you always manage to decide?" - peter keating
"How can you let others decide for you?" - howard roark


message 4: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit. Robert Yates


message 5: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
"Everybody has had one, and one is enough for everybody." Willy Wonka


message 6: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together. Elizabeth Taylor


message 7: by Tessa (new)

Tessa (HimmelHoch) "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live,[..]" Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)


message 8: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
that's a good one Tessa :)


message 9: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground where I spent most of my days
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys, they were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighbourhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air"


message 10: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
When Oscar Wilde asked Sarah Bernhardt whether she minded if he smoked, she replied ‘Oscar, I don't mind if you burn.’


message 11: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown


message 12: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. ~Author Unknown


message 13: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958


message 14: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion. ~Ashleigh Brilliant


message 15: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan


message 16: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison


message 17: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. ~Henri Frédéric Amiel


message 18: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming


message 19: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce


message 20: by Julia (new)

Julia (JuliaStrimer) "The world was filled with such wonders, and it was a sad state of affairs when a man spent his time worrying about the wrong things." ~Paul Auster, Timbuktu


message 21: by Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (new)

Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (JenSchu) | 7041 comments “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”
~Joseph Campbell


message 22: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Jen ƸӜƷ wrote: "“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”
~Joseph Campbell"


Julia wrote: ""The world was filled with such wonders, and it was a sad state of affairs when a man spent his time worrying about the wrong things." ~Paul Auster, Timbuktu"


Both of these are so true. Nice quotes, ladies! :)


message 23: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx


message 24: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.
~Author Unknown


message 25: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991


message 26: by Julia (new)

Julia (JuliaStrimer) I love both of these Laura, thanks.


message 27: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
thank You for saying that, Julia!


message 28: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan


message 29: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. ~Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, Pensées Diverses


message 30: by Julia (new)

Julia (JuliaStrimer) "Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy."- E.B. White


message 31: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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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 W. Eliot


message 32: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
"A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep." -Vernon Howard


message 33: by Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (new)

Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (JenSchu) | 7041 comments “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain


message 34: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
si true Jen :)


message 35: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
so*


message 36: by Julia (new)

Julia (JuliaStrimer) “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” Erasmus


message 37: by Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (new)

Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (JenSchu) | 7041 comments Love Erasmus :)


message 38: by Julia (new)

Julia (JuliaStrimer) Me, too, Jen :-) Here's another from him:

“I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.”


message 39: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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‘Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.’ – Albert Camus, born 100 years ago today, Nov 7 1913


message 40: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. ~George Robert Gissing


message 41: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. ~Abraham Lincoln


message 42: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ~Jessamyn West


message 43: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~Mark Twain, h


message 44: by Julia (last edited Feb 26, 2014 12:19AM) (new)

Julia (JuliaStrimer) "To be yourself when the world is trying its best night and day to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle any human being will fight."
e.e. cummings


message 45: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm


message 46: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

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Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley


message 47: by Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (new)

Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ (JenSchu) | 7041 comments LaLaLa Laura wrote: "Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley"

Nice!


message 48: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
thank you, Jen! :)


message 49: by Tessa (new)

Tessa (HimmelHoch) Today's Quote of the Day is great!

“Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.” Astrid Lindgren


message 50: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) | 4443 comments Mod
that is true, Tessa! everything else will fall into place as long as they know they are loved :)


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