Category: lit

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“I sympathise with everybody, damn it, and see why they are the way they are.”

Kurt Vonnegut, The Commandant’s Desk

Neurotics, proceed with delusions of grandeur….

Neurotics, proceed with delusions of grandeur. Napoleon Bonaparte, take the lead. Jesus Christ, bring up the rear. Simulate severe depression. Non-communicative with repressed hostility.

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“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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“Night air, good conversation, and a sky full of stars can heal almost any wound.”

Beau Taplin, Remedy

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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“Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess. Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak. Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again differently, so that everything is used and nothing is lost. Because it’s something to do to pass the time until she is old enough to experience the things she writes about.”

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

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booksquoteslit:

“When you care about someone, you just do, and nothing changes that.”

Amanda Hocking, Lullaby

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booksquoteslit:

“I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.”

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember