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People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

- Harper Lee in To kill a Mockingbird

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

- Harper Lee in To kill a Mockingbird

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

- Harper Lee in To kill a Mockingbird

We accept the love we think we deserve.

- Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.

- Roald Dahl in Matilda

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.

- Roald Dahl in MatildaBooks, Imagination, Reading, Children's Books

So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

- Roald Dahl in MatildaBooks, Comforting, Reading, Children's Books

All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.

- Roald Dahl in MatildaReading, Children's Books

And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.

- Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk EndsCharacter

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

- Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends

Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

- Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.

- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-PoohFarewell, Forgetting, Children's Books

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-PoohChildren's Books

"Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-PoohHeart, Small Things, Children's Books

The things that make me different are the things that make me.

- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-PoohCharacter, Self-Confidence, Children's Books

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-PoohSelf-Confidence, Children's Books

“How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."

- A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-PoohLove, Children's Books, Valentine's Day

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

- George Orwell in Animal FarmFreedom

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

- George Orwell in Animal FarmAnimals

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

- George Orwell in 1984Reality

For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable - what then?

- George Orwell in 1984

Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

- George Orwell in 1984Revolution

If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.

- George Orwell in 1984Love

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

- George Orwell in 1984Thoughts, Languages

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

- George Orwell in 1984

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

- George Orwell in 1984Future, Past

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

- George Orwell in 1984Understanding

Time is a face on the water

- Stephen King in The Dark Tower - GlasTime

But I believe in love, you know; love is a uniquely portable magic. I don’t think it’s in the stars, but I do believe that blood calls to blood and mind calls to mind and heart to heart.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Love

Sarcastic people tend to be marshmallows underneath the armor.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Sarcasm

A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Experience, Past

I'm one of those people who doesn't really know what he thinks until he writes it down.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Writing

Stupidity is one of the two things we see most clearly in retrospect. The other is missed chances.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Foolishness

If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. I'll love your face no matter what it looks like. Because it's yours.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Love declerations

We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63

When all else fails, give up and go to the library.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Books, Reading

At this point his dream stuttered; it caught in his mind like a bone in a throat.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

You could get used to anything if you had to. She knew that now.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The world is a worst case scenario and I'm afraid that all you sense is true.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonWorld

It was like drowning, only from the inside out.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

There is no shame in not knowing something. The shame is in not being willing to learn.

- Alison Croggon in The Gift.

'You can go home now,' Tom told us.
'We'll meet next week. Then we can rob somebody and kill some people.'

- Mark Twain in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I think that maybe forgiveness is like change - it comes in small steps.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Jenna Fox Chronicles - The Adoration of Jenna FoxForgiveness & Mercy

But you’re everything I want. Remember that. I love you, Lia. Not a title. And not because a piece of paper says I should. Because I do.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Heart of BetrayalLove declerations

Faith and science, I have learned, are two sides of the same coin, separated by an expanse so small, but wide enough that one side can't see the other. They don't know they are connected.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Jenna Fox Chronicles - The Adoration of Jenna FoxFaith, Science

If one can't be trusted in love, one can't be trusted in anything. Some things can't be forgiven.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Kiss of DeceptionTrust, Loyalty

Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Kiss of Deception

We had a terrible start… doesn’t mean we can’t have a better ending.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Heart of Betrayal

Maybe there was no one way to define it. Maybe there were as many shades of love as the blues of the sky.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Kiss of Deception