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Quotable - Thornton Wilder, born 17 April 1897, died 197510 Quotes

Quotable - Thornton Wilder, born 17 April 1897, died 1975

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"The moon hung over the planet Earth, a dead thing over a dying thing."
John Fowles
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"We are so lonely here, with only our loved ones for company. We kill, maim, insult our loved ones, or dream of doing so, to keep from going mad. And then disaster strikes. God, how we love disaster."
Jincy Willett
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"Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for."
Rainbow Rowell
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Quotable - Barbara Kingsolver, born 8 April 1955Nine Quotes

Quotable - Barbara Kingsolver, born 8 April 1955
Nine Quotes

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"There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats. And sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father’s dreams aren’t big enough, and sometimes his mother’s vision isn’t long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams."
Ben Behunin
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"There are chapters in every life which are seldom read, and certainly not aloud."
Carol Shields
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The Top 21 Literary Quotes about Fools →

April Fool’s Day occurs on 1 April every year. It is a day that is celebrated in countries that take their traditions from the UK. There don’t seem to be any facts about its origins, but it is a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

The Top 21 Literary Quotes about Fools

  1. April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. ~Mark Twain
  2. There are two indiscretions that generally distinguish fools: a readiness to report whatever they hear, and a practice of communicating with secrecy what is commonly understood. ~Norman Macdonald
  3. The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience. ~Arthur Schopenhauer
  4. For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. ~Alexander Pope
  5. The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools. ~Agatha Christie
  6. Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. ~Charles Lamb
  7. You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.  ~Abraham Lincoln
  8. The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. ~Will Rogers
  9. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ~Douglas Adams
  10. It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.  ~Spanish Proverb
  11. I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it. ~Edgar Allan Poe
  12. You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think. ~Talmud
  13. The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ~Benjamin Disraeli
  14. Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. ~Henry David Thoreau
  15. A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. ~Miguel de Unamuno
  16. A learned fool is more of a fool than an ignorant fool. ~Molière
  17. Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it. ~HL Mencken
  18. People have discovered that they can fool the devil, but they can’t fool the neighbours. ~Francis Bacon
  19. He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. ~Albert Camus
  20. The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population — the intelligent ones or the fools? ~Henrik Ibsen
  21. I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth. ~Thomas Jefferson

compiled by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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"When I read the actual story-how Gatsby loves Daisy so much but can’t ever be with her no matter how hard he tries-I feel like ripping the book in half and calling up Fitzgerald and telling him his book is all wrong, even though I know Fitzgerald is probably deceased. Especially when Gatsby is shot dead in his swimming pool the first time he goes for a swim all summer, Daisy doesn’t even go to his funeral, Nick and Jordan part ways, and Daisy ends up sticking with racist Tom, whose need for sex basically murders an innocent woman, you can tell Fitzgerald never took the time to look up at clouds during sunset, because there’s no silver lining at the end of that book, let me tell you."
Matthew Quick
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"If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up."
 Hunter S. Thompson
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"I could feel the tears beginning to collect in my throat again, but I pushed them apart, away from each other. Tears are only a threat in groups."
Aimee Bender
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"It was a fine cry—loud and long—but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow."
Toni Morrison
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