• Jose Saramago

    “I write two pages. And then I read and read and read.” Jose Saramago

  • Martin Luther King

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King

  • Albert Einstein

    “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

  • Albert Einstein 2

    “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” Albert Einstein

  • Hermann Hesse

    “Within you is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time.” Hermann Hesse

  • Hermann Hesse 2

    “Oh, love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” Hermann Hesse

  • William Wordsworth

    ” To begin, begin.” William Wordsworth

  • Henry David Thoreau

    “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Saul Bellow

    “Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” Saul Bellow

  • Saul Bellow 2

    “Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.” Saul Bellow

  • Diana Vreeland

    “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” Diana Vreeland

  • Regina Brett

    “No matter how you feel, get up dress up, show up, and never give up.” Regina Brett

  • Regina Brett 2

    “Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.” Regina Brett

  • Oscar Hammerstein

    “I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it.” Oscar Hammerstein

  • Kurt Cobain

    “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” Kurt Cobain

  • Marilyn Monroe

    “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”  Marilyn Monroe

  • Theodore Roosevelt

    “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Richard Blount

    “To whom you give your secret you give your liberty.” Richard Blount

  • Conrad Hilton

    “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton

  • Daniel Keyes

    “Strange about learning; the farther I go the more I see that I never knew even existed. A short while ago I foolishly thought I could learn everything – all the knowledge in the world. Now I hope only to be able to know of its existence, and to understand one grain of it.” Daniel Keyes

  • E. M. Forster

    “It is a serious thing to have been watched. We all radiate something curiously intimate when we believe ourselves to be alone.” E. M. Forster

  • Stefan Zweig

    “There’s an inherent limit to the stress that any material can bear. Water has its boiling point, metals have their melting points. The elements of the spirit behave the same way. Happiness can reach a pitch so great that any further happiness can’t be felt. Pain, despair, humiliation, disgust, and fear are no different. Once the vessel is full, the world can’t add to it.” Stefan Zweig

  • Iris Murdoch

    “Anything can be tarnished by association, and if you have enough associations you can blacken the world… ” Iris Murdoch

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    “My candle burns at both ends; / It will not last the night; / But ah, my foes and oh, my friends – / It gives a lovely light.” Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • Dodie Smith

    “As I watched the sheep peacefully nibbling the grass, it came to me that Hyde Park has never belonged to any London – that it has always been, in spirit, a stretch of the countryside; and that it thus links the Londons of all periods together most magically – by remaining forever unchanged at the heart of an ever-changing town.” Dodie Smith

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    “Happiness… is only the first hour after the alleviation of some especially intense misery.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Maya Angelou

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

  • Oscar Wilde 2

    “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde

  • Oscar Wilde

    “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde

  • George Bernard Shaw 3

    “The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.” George Bernard Shaw

  • George Bernard Shaw 2

    “You cannot be a hero without being a coward.” George Bernard Shaw

  • George Bernard Shaw

    “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” George Bernard Shaw

  • Elizabeth von Arnim

    “Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.” Elizabeth von Arnim

  • William Shakespeare

    “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare

  • Henry David Thoreau

    “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau

  • Churchill

    “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

  • George Bernard Shaw 2

    “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

  • Elizabeth von Arnim 2

    “She was having a violent reaction against beautiful clothes and the slavery they impose on one, her experience being that the instant one had got them they took one in hand and gave one no peace till they had been everywhere and been seen by everybody. You didn’t take your clothes to parties; they took you. It was quite a mistake to think think that a woman, a really well-dressed woman wore out her clothes; it was the clothes that wore out the woman- dragging her about at all hours of the day and night.”  Elizabeth von Arnim

  • Charles Kettering

    “My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” Charles Kettering

  • Khaled Hosseini

    “I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” Khaled Hosseini

  • Kate Chopin

    “She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.” Kate Chopin

  • J. D. Salinger

    “She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” J. D. Salinger

  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • Oscar Wilde 2

    “What you read when you don’t have to determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” Oscar Wilde

  • Leo Tolstoy

    “He stepped down, trying not to look at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” Leo Tolstoy

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