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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
"I originally started reading this book a few years ago. I put it down for some reason or another and got distracted by some fiction books. I picked it up again a few weeks ago and kicked myself for not finishing it originally. What a great, inspir..." Read more of this review »
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“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
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Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte by Hermann Hesse
“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the na ...more Hermann Hesse
Escaping Into the Open by Elizabeth Berg
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Escaping Into the Open by Elizabeth Berg
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This is a lovely book about how to write by someone who plainly enjoys crafting with words. There are moments in it that I don't like, but if you want to make your writing more alive and engaging this book cannot be passed up.
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To Draw Closer To God by Henry B. Eyring
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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Before You Get to Heaven by D. Kelly Ogden
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Meditation by Charlotte Parnell
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Chris Bradford
“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”
Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

Deb Caletti
“And pity--people who inspire it in you are actually very powerful people. To get someone else to take care of you, to feel sorry for you--that takes a lot of strength, smarts, manipulation. Very powerful people.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Mary Wollstonecraft
“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Anne Frank
“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Eve Ensler
“Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back.”
Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature

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