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Quote #8 Louis De Bernieres

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Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. – Louis De Bernieres

 


Quote #7 Maya Angelou

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“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. 

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. 
I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” 
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. 
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. 
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. 
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. 
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. 
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. 
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.”

Quote #6 Franz Kafka

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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.” —Franz Kafka


Quote #5 Ludwig Wittgenstein

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A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably. – Ludwig Wittgenstein


Quote #4 Joyce Carol Oates

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“Read widely, and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.” ― Joyce Carol Oates 


Quote #3 Jeffrey Eugenides

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A love story can never be about full possession. The happy marriage, the requited love, the desire that never dims–these are lucky eventualities but they aren’t love stories. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name. – Jeffrey Eugenides


Quote #2 Margaret Atwood

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“I have long since decided if you wait for the perfect time to write, you will never write. There is no time that isn’t flawed somehow.” – Margaret Atwood


Quote #1 Alice Munro

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There is nothing you can do at present but put your hands in your pockets and keep a disaffected heart. –  Alice Munro