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Post by Mark Johnson » 18 Jan 2017, 04:01

"It is often better to be in chains than to be free." The Trial, by Franz Kafka.

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Post by Shruti Banik » 25 Jan 2017, 00:37

If its not forever, its not love.
-Durjoy Dutta

This quote is actually the entire title of the book 'If Its Not Forever' by Durjoy Dutta

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Post by drcmarx » 01 Feb 2017, 00:22

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there" Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Post by tinmmm » 12 Feb 2017, 05:54

It is hardly too much to say that we all of us occasionally speak of our dearest friends in a manner in which those dearest friends would very little like to hear themselves mentioned; and that we nevertheless expect that our dearest friends shall invariably speak of us as though they were blind to all our faults, but keenly alive to every shade of our virtues.

- Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers

I was thinking about this for the past year and was surprised to read this plainly stated in a novel written more than a century ago.

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Post by Fran » 12 Feb 2017, 09:03

"If Piggy drove she would have something to do, a great armour from the unkindness of life ..."
- Devoted Ladies by Molly Keane
Resonated with me because it echoed my late mother's inherent Irish wisdom ... "If that one had more to do she's have less to worry about". Irish countrywomen of my mother's generation always considered hard work the answer to most of life's ills or worries ... never mind councelling just roll up your sleeves and get a batch of bread in the oven or a wash on the line.
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Post by liviegrace2018 » 12 Feb 2017, 14:30

You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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Post by DATo » 12 Feb 2017, 21:12

"Child, child, have patience and belief, for life is many days, and each present hour will pass away. Son, son, you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark confusions of the soul - but so have we. You found the earth too great for your one life, you found your brain and sinew smaller than the hunger and desire that fed on them - but it has been this way with all men. You have stumbled on in darkness, you have been pulled in opposite directions, you have faltered, you have missed the way, but, child, this is the chronicle of the earth. And now, because you have known madness and despair, and because you will grow desperate again before you come to evening, we who have stormed the ramparts of the furious earth and been hurled back, we who have been maddened by the unknowable and bitter mystery of love, we who have hungered after fame and savored all of life, the tumult, pain, and frenzy, and now sit quietly by our windows watching all that henceforth never more shall touch us - we call upon you to take heart, for we can swear to you that these things pass."

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 07 Mar 2017, 17:53

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Post by Scerakor » 14 Mar 2017, 11:47

...because truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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Post by Tsheola Asavela » 22 Mar 2017, 16:42

"Everywhere that you see joy, I see the pain."- Vinnie Paz A.K.A Ikon The Verbal Hologram

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 26 Mar 2017, 14:27

But...books are so much more. Some of them are webs; you can feel your way along their threads, but just barely, into strange and dark corners. Some of them are balloons bobbing up through the sky: totally self-contained, and unreachable, but beautiful to watch.
And some of them―the best ones―are doors.
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Post by Gravy » 02 Apr 2017, 00:56

I think happy endings must be accidents.
Red Queen by Christina Henry
If we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

We've all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

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Post by Stephanieskye16 » 02 Apr 2017, 09:17

"Fear is a wasted emotion. It never stops anything bad from happening" -Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing

I can't tell you how long ago I've read these books and I still have that quote memorized

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 02 Apr 2017, 11:58

"Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.”
Allegiant (Divergent series) Veronica Roth
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Post by ifeoma obike » 05 Apr 2017, 06:13

Even if you clothe yourself with everything the world can offer in an attempt to be complete and fulfilled, you will always find circumstances that undercut your confidence, leaving you feeling vulnerable and naked.
Who told you that you were naked? by William E. Combs

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