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02 August 2014
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And I’m filled with her, with her love for me and my love for her -
And it makes me as big as an effing mountain

— Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
01 August 2014
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This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

— Walt Whitman
31 July 2014
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Poetry makes us children again.

28 July 2014
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Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

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Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

28 July 2014
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Literature is born when something in life goes slightly adrift.

— Simone de Beauvoir, Prime of Life
27 July 2014
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She reads a lot of books. Good things, books.

— Thorne Smith 
26 July 2014
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Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.

Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Shadow of the Wind
24 July 2014
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Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis.

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Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis.

23 July 2014
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I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote nine more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organizations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book.

— Beth Revis 
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22 July 2014
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There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

— Somerset Maugham 
22 July 2014
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The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.

— Ernest Hemingway
28 May 2014

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.

— Maya Angelou
25 May 2014
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All the literati keep at least one imaginary friend.

22 May 2014
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I think of you so often you have no idea.

— James Joyce, Ulysses 
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18 May 2014
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How odd, I can have all this inside me
and to you it’s just words.

— David Foster Wallace