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"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."
- William Wirt
"Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness."
- Allen Ginsburg
"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"I shall not live; I am an odd girl and I shan’t be able to hold on to this life which i don’t know how not to lead and that I can equally no longer endure. Take me, take me anywhere you like; I shan’t bother you. I sleep all day; in the evening you can let me go to the theater; and at night you can do with me what you will!"
- Marie Duplessis, in a letter to Franz Liszt
"Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind."
- Jeanette Winterson
"Why do anything - why wash my hair, why read Moby Dick, why fall in love, why sit through six hours of Nicholas Nickleby, why care about American intervention in Central America, why spend time trying to get into the right schools, why dance to the music when all of us are just slouching toward the same inevitable conclusion? The shortness of life, I keep saying, makes everything seem pointless when I think about the longness of death."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
"I feel a whole country growing inside me, thousands of years, millions of people, stupid, crazy, shrewd people, and all of them me. I never felt like that before, I never felt that there was anything inside me, even myself."
- Peter S. Beagle
"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today."
- Lawrence Krauss
"It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out, but come back for more."
- Bela Lugosi
"A book is a suicide postponed."
"Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart."
- Chuck Palahniuk
"Grant me the serenity to accept things we cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Patience for the things that take time. Appreciation for all that I have, and tolerance for those with different struggles. Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the ability to feel love for myself and love for others and the strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
"Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore."
- Ray Bradbury
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
- Oscar Wilde
"What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be."
- Ellen Burstyn