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Yves Saint-Laurent
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
Yves Saint Laurent
Audrey Hepburn
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles”
Audrey Hepburn
Victor Hugo
“It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
John Green
“I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, "I want to go too! I want to go too!" And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: "We are all going.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
Nicholas Sparks
“Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.”
Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
James  Jones
“That was one of the virtues of being a pessimist: nothing was ever as bad as you thought it would be.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity
Harvey Pekar
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.”
Harvey Pekar
Lloyd Alexander
“Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron
Coco Chanel
“In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel
Alexandre Dumas
“All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Cat Cora
“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure—they can be turned into wisdom.”
Cat Cora
Dr. Seuss
“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”
Dr. Seuss
Rick Riordan
“He cleared his throat and held up one hand dramatically.
“Green grass breaks through snow.
Artemis pleads for my help.
I am so cool.”

He grinned at us, waiting for applause.
"That last line was four syllables.” Artemis said.
Apollo frowned. “Was it?”
“Yes. What about I am so bigheaded?”
“No, no, that’s six syllable, hhhm.” He started muttering to himself.
Zoe Nightshade turned to us. “Lord Apollo has been going through this haiku phase ever since he visited Japan. Tis not as bad as the time he visited Limerick. If I’d had to hear one more poem that started with, There once was a godess from Sparta-"
“I’ve got it!” Apollo announced. “I am so awesome. That’s five syllables!” He bowed, looking very pleased with himself.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse
Lord Byron
“In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.”
George Gordon Byron
Jonathan Safran Foer
“I feel too much. That's what's going on.' 'Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel in the wrong ways?' 'My insides don't match up with my outsides.' 'Do anyone's insides and outsides match up?' 'I don't know. I'm only me.' 'Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and outside.' 'But it's worse for me.' 'I wonder if everyone thinks it's worse for him.' 'Probably. But it really is worse for me.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Chuck Palahniuk
“Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
Roy T. Bennett
Edward Lear
“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat
Ted Hughes
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes
James Branch Cabell
“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”
James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion
Matt Groening
“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”
Matt Groening
Amos Bronson Alcott
“Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.”
Amos Bronson Alcott, Concord Days
Aristotle
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
Aristotle
Curtis Sittenfeld
“I always worried someone would notice me, and then when no one did, I felt lonely.”
Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep
Vladimir Nabokov
“Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth.”
Vladimir Nabokov
John Steinbeck
“It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
Elinor Glyn
“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ”
Elinor Glyn
Books fall open, you fall in.
“Books fall open, you fall in.”
David T.W. McCord
Stephanie Perkins
“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
Khaled Hosseini
“Marriage can wait, education cannot.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
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