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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

Humanity seems doomed to do more evil than good. The greatest ideal on earth is human love.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

The love of freedom is native to every human being and every nation, and cannot be suppressed in the long term. History teaches us that tyranny has never endured.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

And now I was lonelier, I supposed, than anyone else in the world. Even Defoe's creation, Robinson Crusoe, the prototype of the ideal solitary, could hope to meet another human being. Crusoe cheered himself by thinking that such a thing could happen any day, and it kept him going. But if any of the people now around me came near I would need to run for it and hide in mortal terror. I had to be alone, entirely alone, if I wanted to live.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

Why did this war have to happen at all? Because humanity had to be shown where its godlessness was taking it.

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Book Quote by Władysław Szpilman from Der Pianist

War. There was now no point in a war that might once have been justified as a search for free subsistence and living space – it had degenerated into vast, inhuman mass slaughter, negating all cultural values.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.

Children & Childhood, Christmas
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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.

Christmas
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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

Mr. Lorry knew Miss Pross to be very jealous, but he also knew her by this time to be, beneath the service of her eccentricity, one of those unselfish creatures—found only among women—who will, for pure love and admiration, bind themselves willing slaves, to youth when they have lost it, to beauty that they never had, to accomplishments that they were never fortunate enough to gain, to bright hopes that never shone upon their own sombre lives.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.

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Book Quote by Nicholas Sparks from At First Sight

Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.

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Book Quote by Ayn Rand from The Fountainhead

To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I'.

Love
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Book Quote by Ayn Rand from The Fountainhead

'My dear fellow, who will let you?'
'That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?'

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Book Quote by Madeleine L'Engle from A Ring of Endless Light

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

Light, Darkness
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Book Quote by Khaled Hosseini from The Kite Runner

But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

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Book Quote by Ayn Rand from The Fountainhead

Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.

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Book Quote by Alan Moore from Watchmen

Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long.

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Book Quote by Alan Moore from Watchmen

Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, 'Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.' Man bursts into tears. Says, 'But doctor...I am Pagliacci.

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Book Quote by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Sun, Night & Evening, Beginning
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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

A life without love is like a tree without fruit.

Love
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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

'I changed it. I had to. Do you know why?' She studied him, her eyes grave. 'Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present.'

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

Death was no less a miracle than birth.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

No great thing is created suddenly.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

FEAR stands for face everything and recover.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

He had come to believe that life was a series of ironic ambushes.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

Sometimes you had to know. Sometimes you had to see.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

'Want a Coke?' Abra asked. 'Sugar solves lots of problems, that’s what I think.'

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

We're all dying. The world’s just a hospice with fresh air.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

You can't be deep without a surface.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

'I want what we all want,' said Carl. 'To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced.'

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

Listen to me. I’m shy. I’m not stupid. I can’t meet people’s eyes. I don’t know if you understand what that’s like. There’s a whole world going on around me, I’m aware of that. It’s not because I don’t want to look at you, Lucinda. It’s that I don’t want to be seen.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

To the resentment that hides inside love, to the loneliness that hides among companions.

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Book Quote by Stephen King from Doctor Sleep

Of course when you were running with the bottom dogs, what you mostly saw were paws, claws, and assholes.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Someday I'd change my name to Shut Up and save everybody a lot of time.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Consensual reality is both fragile and elastic, and it heals like the skin of a bubble.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Enough of this. Does every conversation with you have to be the director's cut?

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

How strange it began to seem that cars have bodies that never are supposed to touch, a disaster if they do.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

There is nothing Tourettic about the New York City subways.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

I'm always serious. That's the tragedy of my life.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Waves, sky, trees, Essrog - I was off the page now, away from the grammar of skyscrapers and pavement.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Prince's music calmed me as much as masturbation or a cheeseburger.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

The wind was picking up off the ocean now and the whole coastal scene had a bleak, abandoned look, as though Maine in November really belonged to the ragged gulls who wheeled over the sun.

Maine
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Book Quote by John Green from The Fault in Our Stars

The marks humans leave are too often scars.

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