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'Have you travelled at all?' 'No. Only in books.' Her smile brightens the room. 'I have travelled all over the world in books. And I've been to America watching TV.'

E.L. James in The Mister
 
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It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Might as well be me.

E.L. James in The Mister
 
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And now they are hugging in the street and he's holding her. The betrayal is swift and cruel, slicing Alessia into tiny pieces and shattering her faith in herself-and in him. Him. Her Mister.

E.L. James in The Mister
 
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I couldn't rescue my brother from the demons that drove him out on his motorbike into an icy night, but I can help this beautiful girl, this beautiful, brave girl.

E.L. James in The Mister
 
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We'd almost danced the dance so many times, but that night I resigned myself to fate, and with an unerring inevitably I fucked my brother's wife.

E.L. James in The Mister
 
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And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.

Ian McEwan in Atonement
 
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I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.

Ian McEwan in Atonement
 
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It was not generally realized that what children mostly wanted was to be left alone.

Ian McEwan in Atonement
 
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Wasn't writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?

Ian McEwan in Atonement
 
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A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader's. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.

Ian McEwan in Atonement
 
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A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.

Ian McEwan in Atonement
 
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That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature.

Ian McEwan in The Cockroach
 
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Lying is the worst of all evils. Everything else that is diabolical comes from it.

Władysław Szpilman in Der Pianist
 
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Humanity seems doomed to do more evil than good. The greatest ideal on earth is human love.

Władysław Szpilman in Der Pianist
 
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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.

Władysław Szpilman in Der Pianist
 
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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.

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

Władysław Szpilman in Der Pianist
 
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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.

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

Children & Childhood, ChristmasCharles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
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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.

ChristmasCharles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
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I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
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A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
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There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
 
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
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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.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
 
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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.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
 
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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.

Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities
 
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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.

Nicholas Sparks in At First Sight
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To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I'.

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

Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead
 
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Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

Light, DarknessMadeleine L'Engle in A Ring of Endless Light
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But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

Khaled Hosseini in The Kite Runner
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Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.

Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead
 
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Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long.

Alan Moore in Watchmen
 
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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.

Alan Moore in Watchmen
 
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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Sun, Night & Evening, BeginningVictor Hugo in Les Misérables
 
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A life without love is like a tree without fruit.

LoveStephen King in Doctor Sleep
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'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.'

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
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Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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Death was no less a miracle than birth.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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No great thing is created suddenly.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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FEAR stands for face everything and recover.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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He had come to believe that life was a series of ironic ambushes.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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Sometimes you had to know. Sometimes you had to see.

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

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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We're all dying. The world’s just a hospice with fresh air.

Stephen King in Doctor Sleep
 
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You can't be deep without a surface.

Jonathan Lethem in You Don't Love Me Yet
 
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'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.'

Jonathan Lethem in You Don't Love Me Yet
 
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