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Thursday, 28 February 2013

168/365 - Horrible Sanity (Edgar Allan Poe)

“I became insane, 
with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

  - Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

167/365 - Society gathers Wisdom (Isaac Asimov)

“The saddest aspect of life right now
 is that science gathers knowledge faster
 than society gathers wisdom.”

  - Isaac Asimov

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Monday, 25 February 2013

165/365 - To Destroy a Culture (Ray Bradbury)

“You don't have to burn books
 to destroy a culture.

 Just get people to stop reading them.”

  - Ray Bradbury

Sunday, 24 February 2013

164/365 - Dare to be ourselves (May Sarton)

“We have to dare to be ourselves, 
however frightening 
or strange
that self may prove to be.”
- May Sarton

Saturday, 23 February 2013

163/365 - The World (Mark Twain)

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. 

The world owes you nothing.

 It was here first.”
- Mark Twain

Friday, 22 February 2013

162/365 - As children do (Gustave Flaubert)

“Do not read,
 as children do, 
to amuse yourself,
 or like the ambitious,
 for the purpose of instruction. 

No, read in order to live.”

  - Gustave Flaubert

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

159/365 - Taking the first step (Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Faith is taking the first step
 even when you can't see the whole staircase.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, 18 February 2013

158/365 - Another World (C.S. Lewis)

“If we find ourselves with a desire
 that nothing in this world can satisfy,
 the most probable explanation
 is that we were made for another world.”

- C.S. Lewis

Sunday, 17 February 2013

157/365 - Considered Insane (George Carlin)

“Those who dance 
are considered insane
 by those who cannot hear the music.”

  - George Carlin

Saturday, 16 February 2013

156/365 - A Harder Battle (Plato)

“Be kind, 
for everyone you meet 
is fighting a harder battle.”

  - Plato

Friday, 15 February 2013

155/365 - Opportunity in every difficulty (Winston Churchill)

“A pessimist 
sees the difficulty in every opportunity; 
an optimist
 sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

  - Winston Churchill

Thursday, 14 February 2013

154/365 - The lives I'm not living (Jonathan Safran Foer)

“Sometimes I can hear my bones
straining under the weight 
of all the lives I'm not living.”

- Jonathan Safran Foer
(Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

153/365 - Everybody is a genius (Albert Einstein)

“Everybody is a genius.

 But if you judge a fish
by its ability to climb a tree,
 it will live its whole life
 believing that it is stupid.”

- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

152/365 - The Direction of his dreams (Henry David Thoreau)

“I learned this, at least, 
by my experiment:
 that if one advances confidently 
in the direction of his dreams, 
and endeavors to live the life 
which he has imagined, 
he will meet with a success unexpected
 in common hours.”

  - Henry David Thoreau
(Walden: Or, Life in the Woods)

Monday, 11 February 2013

151/365 - It's own shame (Oscar Wilde)

“The books that the world calls immoral
 are books that show the world its own shame.”
- Oscar Wilde

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

148/365 - A Great Book (William Styron)

“A great book
 should leave you with many experiences,
 and slightly exhausted at the end. 

You live several lives while reading.”

  - William Styron
(Conversations with William Styron)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

147/365 - Inside Us (J.K. Rowling)

“We've all got both light and dark inside us.

 What matters is the part we choose to act on.

 That's who we really are.”

  - J.K. Rowling
(Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

145/365 - It's Actions that matter (Nicholas Sparks)

“You're going to come across people in your life 
who will say all the right words 
at all the right times. 

But in the end,
 it's always their actions 
you should judge them by. 

It's actions, not words,
 that matter.”

  - Nicholas Sparks
(The Rescue)

Monday, 4 February 2013

144/365 - What everyone else is thinking (Haruki Murakami)

“If you only read the books 
that everyone else is reading, 
you can only think 
what everyone else is thinking.”

  - Haruki Murakami
(Norwegian Wood)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

143/365 - To be Vulnerable (C.S. Lewis)

“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)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

142/365 - Anything worth knowing (Neil Gaiman)

“I've been making a list
 of the things they don't teach you at school. 

They don't teach you how to love somebody. 

They don't teach you how to be famous. 

They don't teach you how to be rich 
or how to be poor. 

They don't teach you how to walk away 
from someone you don't love any longer. 

They don't teach you how to know
 what's going on in someone else's mind. 

They don't teach you what to say 
to someone who's dying.

 They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”

- Neil Gaiman
(The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones)

Friday, 1 February 2013

141/365 - Around the World (Mark Twain)

“A lie can travel half way around the world 
while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

- Mark Twain