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Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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They can't tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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Good writin' ain't necessarily good readin'.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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All I know is this: nobody's very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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The stars up close to the moon were pale; they got brighter and braver the farther they got out of the circle of light ruled by the giant moon.

Ken Kesey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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"Time heals all wounds."
"But every wound leaves a scar."

Jessica Koch in Close to the Horizon
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Most people have all the time in the world. They'll live to be eighty or older. But they don't use the time they have. They waste it on the couch, in front of the TV, or at the computer. They don't have time for the things that make life really worth living: other people, their friends and family, the friendship of a dog, the beauty of nature… They've lost all mindfulness.

Jessica Koch in Close to the Horizon
 
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So much pain and suffering could be prevented if the people in this miserable country would open their eyes and see what’s happening around them. But they’re just caught up in their own insignificant little problems, focused on their own pathetic existence. They could care less about the living beings around them.

Jessica Koch in Close to the Horizon
 
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Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against because they read novels that tell them these tricks.

Thomas Hardy in Tess von den D'Urbervilles
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Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

Joanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter - und der Stein der Weisen
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"I don't get mad. Not at stories. They do disappoint me sometimes." He looked at the shelves. "Sometimes, they stab me in the heart."

Matt Ruff in Lovecraft Country
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But stories are like people, Atticus. Loving them doesn’t make them perfect. You try to cherish their virtues and overlook their flaws. The flaws are still there, though.

Matt Ruff in Lovecraft Country
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And you never know when a meal will be your last... None of us do.

Matt Ruff in Lovecraft Country
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I'm saying people can be real creative when it comes to ducking responsibility.

Matt Ruff in Lovecraft Country
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We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.

Veronica Roth in Divergent
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Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.

FearVeronica Roth in Divergent
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It's when you’re acting selflessly that you are at your bravest.

Veronica Roth in Divergent
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Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away - and going away means forgetting.

Farewell, ForgettingJ.M. Barrie in Peter Pan
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If I win, I'm a prodigy. If I lose, then I'm crazy. That's the way history is written.

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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It's like learning to ride a unicorn. You never forget.

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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Hit that back-stabber where it hurts, right in the ambition.

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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Oh, I'm crazy all right. I do have plenty of psychoses. Multiple personality, delusional dementia, OCD. I've got them all, but most of all, I'm crazy about you.

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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I don't suppose you would consider peaceful surrender?

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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But even though there were plenty of teeth in the grin, there was no heart.

Eoin Colfer in Artemis Fowl
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Wanting just leads to more wanting. There's no end to desire.

DesireNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it.

LifeNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing.

Falling in loveNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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In my head I know I've been in love before, but it doesn't feel like it. Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once.

Romantic QuotesNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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You can't predict the future. It turns out that you can't predict the past either. Time moves in both directions - forward and backward - and what happens here and now changes them both.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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I read once that, on average, we replace the majority of our cells every seven years. Even more amazing: we change the upper layers of our skin every two weeks. If all the cells in our body did this, we'd be immortal. But some of our cells, like the ones in our brains, don't renew. They age, and age us. In two weeks my skin will have no memory of Olly's hand on mine, but my brain will remember. We can have immortality or the memory of touch. But we can't have both.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.

Self-Confidence, Falling in loveNicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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How can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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"I don't believe in love."
"It's not a religion," he says. "It exists whether you believe in it or not."

Love, Romantic QuotesNicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it's difficult to imagine that everyone else isn't feeling it too.

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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The trouble with getting your hopes too far up is: it's a long way down.

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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We are born to dream and make the things we dream about.

DreamingNicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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There's a Japanese phrase that I like: "koi no yokan". It doesn't mean love at first sight. It's closer to love at second sight. It's the feeling when you meet someone that you're going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don't love them right away, but it's inevitable that you will.

Falling in loveNicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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People just want to believe. Otherwise they would have to admit that life is just a random series of good and bad things that happen until one day you die.

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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I wonder if she realizes how passionate she is about not being passionate.

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it's difficult to imagine that everyone else isn't feeling it too.

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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How can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?

Nicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.

Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
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Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker in Abarat
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