Category: literature

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“I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.”

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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“I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out”

Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

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“What was important wasn’t the fireworks, it was that we were together this evening, together in this place, looking up into the sky at the same time.”

Banana Yoshimoto, Asleep

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“But I tried, didn’t I? Goddamnit, at least I did that.”

Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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“Taking no chances means wasting your dreams…”

Ellen Hopkins, Crank

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“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath

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“Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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“Most times, it’s just a lot easier not to let the world know what’s wrong.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

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“When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.”

Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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