I quote...

  • "There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."-John Adams
  • "Is there not glory enough in living the days given us? You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too."-Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron
  • "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."-Jane Austen, Emma
  • "There certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them."-Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  • "There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."-Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • "It would be an excellent match, for he was rich and she was handsome."-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  • "The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!"-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  • "All the world is made of faith, and trust and pixie dust."-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  • "The first rule of politics is there are no rules."-Tony Blair, A Journey: My Political Life
  • "Sometimes you have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down."-Ray Bradbury
  • "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."-Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
  • "I would always rather be happy than dignified."-Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
  • "Your memories never leave you...even those you wish would, even those you wish had never been."-Terry Brooks, The Talisman of Shannara
  • "I believe everyone deserves a happily ever after. But I think that happy endings don't just happen by accident--you can't wait for one. You have to make it happen."-Michael Buckley, The Everafter War
  • "We're like the wicked witch. We promise gingerbread, then eat the little brats alive."-Orson Scott Card
  • "The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes."-Agatha Christie
  • "If you cannot read all your books...fondle them--peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances."-Winston Churchill
  • "Humans like to be told ghost stories."-Paul Cook
  • "In other centuries, human beings wanted to be saved, or improved, or freed, or educated. But in our century, they want to be entertained. The great fear is not of disease or death, but of boredom. A sense of time on our hands, a sense of nothing to do. A sense that we are not amused."-Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • "It is especially difficult for modern people to conceive that our modern, scientific age might not be an improvement over the prescientific period."-Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • "Safety is the last refuge of the scoundrel!"-Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • "Professor Johnston often said that if you didn't know history, you didn't know anything. You were a leaf that didn't know it was part of a tree."-Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • "The purpose of history is to explain the present--to say why the world around us is the way it is. Hostory tells us what is important in our world, and how it came to be. It tells us what is to be ignored, or discareded. That is true power--profound power. The power to define a whole society."-Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."-Walt Disney
  • "I wish I had an origin story for you. When I was four I was bitten by a radioactive myth."-Neil Gaiman
  • "Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that witches are often betrayed by their appetites; dragons have one soft spot, somewhere, always; hearts can be well-hidden, and you can betray them with your tongue."-Neil Gaiman, Instructions
  • "You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not."-Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  • "Beware of Doors."-Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  • "I have always felt that viloence was the last refuge of the incompetent, and empty threats the last sanctuary of the terminally inept."-Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  • "He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singley, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once."-Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  • "No obstacles are insurmountable when God commands and we obey."-President Heber J. Grant
  • "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  • "As the Promethean fire which banished Darkness, so Knowledge bears the Power and the Light."-Leanna Renee Hieber, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
  • "I assure you; while I look like a ghost, I'm no spirit or demon. I'm nothing but a girl struggling to make her way in an intolerant world. I bleed, I love, and someday, I'll die."-Leanna Renee Hieber, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
  • "You can summon them in your time of need, and they won't fail you. God's words will never betray you."-Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "The best of men are not much better than housebroken, but then, the best of them are worth the trouble of house breaking."-Robert Jordan, The Great Hunt
  • "Death is lighter than a feather, duty  heavier than a mountain."-Robert Jordan, The Great Hunt
  • "Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive but never forget."-Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn 
  • "My mother says men are different from us. She says we want to be in love, but only with who we want; a man needs to be in love, but he will love the first woman to tie a string to his heart."-Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
  • "If you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasant."-Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
  • "Fall in love with a man, and you ended up doing laundry."-Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
  • "Books are friends that will never fail you. You are going into a hard world. Remember this: honor is most important, that, and a good name. Keep your self-respect."-Louis L'Amour, Flint
  • "They are intangibles. Nothing, not even fire can destroy a dream."-Louis L'Amour, Flint
  • "An outlaw interested in glory will have a short life."-Robin McKinley, The Outlaw of Sherwood
  • "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."-A.A. Milne
  • "Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them."-Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  • "No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."-Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  • "I am simply a 'book drunkard'. Books have the same irresistible temptation for me as liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them."-L.M. Montgomery
  • "It is the individual readers who matter most, for in their eyes resides the worth of writing. Writing is not survival of the fittest but survival of the survivors."-Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club
  • "It turns out that one reason we're so good together is that each of us eats more and faster than anyone either of us has ever met; also, we both recognize the genius of Buffy the Vampire Slayer."-Julie Powell, Julie & Julia
  • "No, what he didn't like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk."-Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic
  • "Of course I'm sane, when the trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."-Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic
  • "Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out...that's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally person."-Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic
  • "It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men."-Erich Marla Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
  • "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all--in which case, you fail by default."-J.K. Rowling
  • "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • "It takes much bravery to stand up to our enemies but we need as much bravery to stand up to our friends."-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."-J,K, Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • "It's our choices Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities."-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • "Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind."-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."-Lemony Snicket
  • "The worst surroundings in the world can be tolerated if the people in them are interesting and kind."-Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning or, Orphans!
  • "There was something irresistible about popcorn."-Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "Creatures with no dreams of their own can do naught but destroy the dreams of others."-Laini Taylor, Blackbringer
  • "Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic."-Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  • "I don't know many rules to live by...but here's one. It's simple. Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles--drugs or tattoo--and...no inessential penises either."-Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  • "It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry, 'Monster!' and looked behind him."-Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  • "Hope can be a powerful force. maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic."-Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  • "It was brave. It was rare. It was love, and it was beautiful."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "What can a soldier do when mercy is treason, and he is alone in it?"-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "It was interesting the way a small hate could grow inside a big hate and take it over."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "Mercy, she had discovered, made bad alchemy: a drop of it could dilute a lake of hate."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "Take up a weapon and you become an instrument with as pure a purpose as the weapon itself: to find arteries and open them, limbs and sever them; to take what is alive and deliver it unto death."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. We can't expect the world to be better than we make it."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "Dead souls dream only of death. Small dreams for small men. It is life that expands to fill worlds. Life is your master, or death is."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "Fate laid out your life for you like a dress on a bed, and you could either wear it or go naked."-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "What can a soldier do when mercy is treason, and he is alone in it?"-Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight
  • "Kissing can ruin lives. Lips touch sometimes teeth clash. New hunger is born with a throb and caution falls away. A cursed girl with lips still moist from her first kiss might feel suddenly wild like a little monsoon. She might forget her curse just long enough to get careless and let it come true. She might kill everyone she loves."-Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times
  • "Boredom is a terrible affliction of the soulless."-Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times
  • "There are other ways of showing someone you love them, such as fetching them out of Hell."-Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times
  • "I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence, I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability with allegoy; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the domination of the author."-J.R.R. Tolkien-Alida Becker, A Tolkien Treasury
  • "Even the smallest person can change the  course of the future."-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • "I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, not the arrow for its swiftness; I love only that which they defend."-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was  broken, The crownless again shal lbe king."-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "Men are a confounding lot. They place a vast weight on kisses and trifles, and think not at all on great troubling things."-Elsa Watson, Maid Marian
  • "I will not love him. I believe I shall never give my heart to any man, for once it is given, I lose all dominion over it. 'Tis better to be a slave of circumstance than to serve blindly through a cloud of love."-Elsa Watson, Maid Marian
  • "Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious."-Oscar Wilde
  • "How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."-Oscar Wilde
  • "Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack."-Virginia Woolf

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