«No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.»Eleanor Roosevelt

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«The fear of poetry is an indication that we are cut off from our own reality.» — Muriel Rukeyser
«A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with.» — Robert Frost
«The end of passion may refashion a friend. Eyes meet in fear of such dear defeat. The heart's core, unbroken, cringes. The soul's door swings open on its hinges.» — Mona Van Duyn
«My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light...» — Edna St. Vincent Millay
«Only in Russia poetry is respected--it gets people killed.» — Ossip Mandelstam
«I like the imp / in impossibility» — Pierre Joris
«All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.» — Benjamin Disraeli
«Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.» — Albert Camus
«Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.» — David Hume
«Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings» — Arthur Rubinstein
«I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.» — Ludwig Wittgenstein
«In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.» — Ayn Rand
«An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes.» — Ayn Rand
«The stalker, meanwhile, stepped into the road. Didn't even check for traffic. There wasn't any, but something told me this was lucky for traffic rather than the stalker.» — Graham Parke
«Nothing important is learned; it is simply remembered.» — Carlos Ruiz Zafón
«Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.» — Bertrand Russell
«You will have five hundred million little bells, and I shall have five hundred million springs of fresh water...» — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
«He'd been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.» — Terry Pratchett
«DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.» — Terry Pratchett
«Watch birth and death: The lotus has already Opened its flower.» — Natsume Soseki
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