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"The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 5 months ago with 604 notes
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Quotable - Washington Irving, born 3 April 1783, died 28 November 1859
Washington Irving: Seven Quotes

Quotable - Washington Irving, born 3 April 1783, died 28 November 1859

Washington Irving: Seven Quotes

— 6 months ago with 106 notes
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"Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it."
John Waters
— 9 months ago with 586 notes
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"Things in life have no real beginning, though our stories about them always do."
Colum McCann
— 9 months ago with 402 notes
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"My New Year’s Eve Toast: to all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle — may they never give me peace."
Patricia Highsmith
— 9 months ago with 350 notes
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My Top 15 Literary Christmas Quotes →

15 Remarkable Quotes About Christmas

  1. Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup: Peace on earth, goodwill to men, And make them do the washing up. ~Wendy Cope
  2. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. ~Victor Borge
  3. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more! ~Dr Seuss
  4. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. ~Maya Angelou
  5. Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~Dave Barry
  6. There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~P. J. O’Rourke
  7. No, I do like Christmas on the whole… In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill…. But oh it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster
  8. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~George Carlin
  9. I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas. ~Sylvia Plath
  10. A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~Garrison Keillor
  11. There is something about Christmas that requires a rug rat. Little kids make Christmas fun. I wonder if could rent one for the holidays. ~Laurie Halse Anderson
  12. Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. ~G.K. Chesterton
  13. Ever since the Christmas of ‘53, I have felt that the yuletide is a special hell for those families who have suffered any loss or who must admit to any imperfection; the so-called spirit of giving can be as greedy as receiving—Christmas is our time to be aware of what we lack, of who’s not home. ~John Irving,
  14. For the rest, silence or good music, not much food, a lot of solitude, walks on the Heath, the time to think while others… well, often fall apart. Not so bad, not so bad at all. Being queer and self-sufficient is the best present at this season. ~Will Self
  15. What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? ~Salman Rushdie

compiled by Amanda Patterson

— 10 months ago with 73 notes
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"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."
Robert Louis Stevenson
— 11 months ago with 397 notes
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"The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep."
Alice Hoffman
— 11 months ago with 290 notes
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"There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature."
P.G. Wodehouse
— 1 year ago with 380 notes
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Happy Birthday, Ken Kesey, born 17 September 1935, died 10 November 2001
Top 10 Ken Kesey Quotes

Happy Birthday, Ken Kesey, born 17 September 1935, died 10 November 2001

Top 10 Ken Kesey Quotes

— 1 year ago with 73 notes
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"Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars."
e.e. cummings
— 1 year ago with 443 notes
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