“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.” M.C. Escher

“Not all those who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkien

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Karl Marx.

“Be yourself; Everyone else is taken,” Oscar Wilde

“You may only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West. 

 “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. Your never quite know where they will take you.” Beatrix Potter.   

“Reality is just a collective hunch on our parts” Nancy

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” Narcotics Anonymous “

The only people for me are the mad ones, the one who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” Jack Kerouac

“Don’t bend; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” Franz Kafka

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  E.M. Forster

“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.” Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”  Thomas Henry Huxley

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” Cormac McCarthy, Nonconformist Hall of Famer

“Gotta kick at the darkness ‘til it bleeds daylight.” Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Bruce Cockburn

Everyone comes with a Design-O-Life Personal Future Construction Kit.
Not everyone remembers where they put it. Richard Bach

What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes. Harry Houdini

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. Pearl S. Buck

It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. Yann Martel

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. Anita Desai

What a long strange trip it’s been. Jerry Garcia

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow. Djuna Barnes

We’re all in this game together. William Styron

Let the wild rumpus start! Maurice Sendak

When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape. Louise Erdrich

want to understand you,
I study your obscure language.
Alexander Pushkin

Next to music, beer was best. Carson McCullers

Remain true to yourself, child. If you know your own heart, you will always have one friend who does not lie. Marion Zimmer Bradley

Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life. Ian Fleming

I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be. John Cheever

Life, for people, begins to crumble on the edges; they don’t realize it. Dorothea Lange

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even—if you will—eccentricity. Joseph Brodsky

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.  Arthur Conan Doyle

All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.

Sigrid Undset

It is thanks to my evening reading alone that I am still more or less sane. W.G. Sebald

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire. L. Frank Baum

It’s like learning to ride a unicorn. You never forget. Eoin Colfer

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat… 
Edward Lear

As a lamp, a cataract, a star in space
an illusion, a dewdrop, a bubble
a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightning
view all created things like this. 
Red Pine

And as you walk yr road, as you live yr life, RELISH THE ROAD. And relish the fact that the road of yr life will probably be a windy road. Suzan-Lori Parks

Do you believe in fairies?…If you believe, clap your hands!  J.M. Barrie

O, ah! The awareness of emptiness brings forth a heart of compassion! Gary Snyder

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.

Alex Haley

Why should you believe your eyes? You were given eyes to see with, not to believe with. Your eyes can see the mirage, the hallucination as easily as the actual scenery. Ward Moore

Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. George R.R. Martin

It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.

Chang-rae Lee

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you. Beatrix Potter

The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept. Jack London

If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky. S.E. Hinton

I barely knew I had skin before I met you. Sarah Waters

To say goodbye is to die a little. Raymond Chandler

I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once. Thomas Wolfe

Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. Marie Lu

Love is so short, forgetting is so long. Pablo Neruda

A tiger doesn’t proclaim his tigritude, he pounces Wole Soyinka

Ultimately, your theme will find you. You don’t have to go looking for it. Richard Russo

Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. J.D. Salinger

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

Robert Frost

Life is just action and reaction, rationalizations are added later on. Ibn-e-Safi

I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Maybe that’s what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish. Tom Perrotta