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Book Name: Winter’s Tale

Author: Mark Helprin

Quote: Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be …

In the end, or rather, as things really are, any event, no matter how small, is intimately and sensibly tied to all others …

And, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but something that is.

Book Quote November

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Book Name: The Road to Character

Author: David Brooks

Quote: Recovering from suffering is not like recovering from a disease. Many people don’t come out healed; they come out different.

Book Quote October

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Book Name: The Little Prince

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quote: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Book Quote August

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Book Name: The Cost of Living

Author: Arundhati Roy

Quote: To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance.

To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.

To seek joy in the saddest of places. To pursue beauty to its lair.

To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.

To respect strength, never power.

Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away.

And never, never to forget.

 

Book Quote July

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Book Name: Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande

Quote: Human beings need loyalty. It does not necessarily produce happiness, and can even be painful, but we all require devotion to something more than ourselves for our lives to be endurable. Without it, we have only our desires to guide us, and they are fleeting, capricious, and insatiable.

Book quote June

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Book Name: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Quote: There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Book Quote May

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Book Name: Love Warrior

Author: Glennon Doyle Melton

Quote: Beautiful means ‘full of beauty.’ Beautiful is not about how you look on the outside, beautiful is about what you’re made of. Beautiful people spend time discovering what their idea of beauty on this earth is. They know themselves well enough to know what they love, and they love themselves enough to fill up with a little of their particular kind of beauty each day.

Book Quote April

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Book Name: On My Own

Author: Diane Rehm

Quote: I don’t believe in closure. What does it really mean? Does it mean the closing of a door, the locking up of memories, the refusal to allow a flow of consciousness that may involve some measure of grief?

Book Quote March

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Book Name: Eat, Pray, Love

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Quote: People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

Book Quote February

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Author: Ralph Ellison

Book: Invisible Man

Year: 1952

Quote: “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”

Book Quote #12

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Author: Joseph Conrad

Book: Heart of Darkness

Year: 1899

Quote: “I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others — what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

Book Quote #11

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Author: Jules Verne

Book: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Year: 1871

Quote: “As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.”

Book Quote #10

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Author: George Bernard Shaw

Book: Man and Superman

Year: 1903

Quote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

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