My Favorite Quotes

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“All we have is to decide what to do with the time that is given to us. ”
— J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

“No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.” — H.L. Mencken

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” — Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss

“Never laugh at live dragons”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
— Ray Bradbury (Zen in the Art of Writing)

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.” – Ayn Rand

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