AUTHORS FORM QUOTES


Author Christopher Hitchens95


The fragility of love is what is most at stake here–humanity's most crucial three-word avowal is often uttered only to find itself suddenly embarrassing or orphaned or isolated or ill-timed–but strangely enough it can work better as a literal or reassuring statement than a transcendent or numinous or ecstatic one.



Author Henry David Thoreau95


Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them. Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.



Author Markus Zusak94


Insane or not, Rudy was always destined to be Liesel's best friend. A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.



Author Orson Scott Card93


We care about moral issues, nobility, decency, happiness, goodness–the issues that matter in the real world, but which can only be addressed, in their purity, in fiction.



Author Maya Angelou92


Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.



Author George R.R. Martin92


People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.



Author David Levithan91


Love doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn’t have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn’t have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third day.It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirt.It just has to be.



Author George Carlin89


If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.



Author Charles Dickens88


Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.



Author Jeanette Winterson86


The free man never thinks of escape.



Author Bill Watterson61


I wish people were more like animals. Animals don't try to change you or make you fit in. They just enjoy the pleasure of your company. Animals aren't conditional about friendships. Animals like you just the way you are. They listen to your problems, they comfort you when you're sad, and all they ask in return is a little kindness.



Author Robert Frost60


The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. I know people who read without hearing the sentence sounds and they were the fastest readers. Eye readers we call them. They get the meaning by glances. But they are bad readers because they miss the best part of what a good writer puts into his work.



Author Woody Allen59


What is fascinating is that it is physical. You know, that's one thing about intellectuals, they've proved that you can be absolute brilliant and have no idea what's going on. But on the other hand, the body doesn't lie, as we now know. Nono, it'll be great, because all of those ph.Ds are in there, like, discussing modes of alienation, and we'll be in here quietly humping.



Author Helen Keller58


It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me…



Author Buddha57


He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.