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Below you'll find a list of all the quotes that have appeared in the banner hover so far. Each post contains the quotes for three months—the length of time we keep each season's theme up. (The exception is the first post, as we opened in October not September.) If you have a suggestion for a quote, PM a staff member.

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Quotes of the Day: Fall


October 2015

October 1

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”

― Tuli Kupferberg


October 2

“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”

― Tim O'Brien


October 3

“Read, read, read. That's all I can say.”

― Carolyn Keene, The Secret of the Old Clock


October 4

"I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get."

― Johnny Cash


October 5

“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, Days of Magic, Nights of War


October 6

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

― Hermione Granger


October 7

“Reading brings us unknown friends."

— Honoré de Balzac


October 8

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

— Frank Herbert


October 9

“Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of reasons why, and a catalogue of reasons cannot be put together into love.”

― Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries


October 10

“Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy.”

― Nora Roberts, Vision in White


October 11

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

― George Orwell


October 12

“Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.”

― Sara Henderson


October 13

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”

― George Bernard Shaw


October 14

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.”

― John Wesley Powell


October 15

"There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature."

― P.G. Wodehouse


October 16

“The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work.”

― Kathleen Winsor


October 17

“Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?”

— Robert Jordan


October 18

“Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they're amiable and sometimes not.”

― China Miéville, The City & the City


October 19

“Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!”

― C.J. Cherryh


October 20

“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.”

― Jeanette Winterson


October 21

“I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”

― John Green, Paper Towns


October 22

“Maybe that's what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish.”

― Tom Perrotta, Election


October 23

“Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.”

— William Makepeace Thackeray


October 24

“Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.”

— Emma Donoghue, Room


October 25

“Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”

― Alex Haley


October 26

“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.”

— Gustave Flaubert


October 27

“Fact was, it probably wasn't so much a case of not thinking as daring not to think.”

— Torey Hayden, Ghost Girl


October 28

“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.”

― Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited


October 29

“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.”

― Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


October 30

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.”

― Beatrix Potter


October 31

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”

― George R.R. Martin


November 2015

November 1

“And how shall I think of you?' He considered a moment and then laughed. 'Think of me with my nose in a book!”

― Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


November 2

“The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.”

― Isabel Allende


November 3

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


November 4

“The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock—shock is a worn-out word—but astonish.”

― Terry Southern


November 5

“Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.”

― Walker Evans


November 6

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

― Zig Ziglar


November 7

“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”

― Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana


November 8

“If you don't like the hand that fate's dealt you, fight for a new one.”

— Masashi Kishimoto


November 9

“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.”

― Guy de Maupassant


November 10

“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”

— Neil Gaiman


November 11

“We are a race of artists. What are we doing about it?”

— Shirley Graham Du Bois


November 12

“And people tended not to bother a woman with a book.”

― Cherie Priest, Dreadnought


November 13

“I was not yet in love, yet I loved to love...I sought what I might love, in love with loving.”

— Augustine of Hippo


November 14

“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”

— Astrid Lindgren


November 15

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.”

― Beatrix Potter


November 16

“The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.”

― Jack London, White Fang


November 17

“I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.”

— Shelby Foote


November 18

“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”

— Margaret Atwood


November 19

“There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.”

— Shmuley Boteach


November 20

“I'm a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can't see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn.”

— Nadine Gordimer, From The House Gun


November 21

“It is 'where we are' that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.”

― Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea


November 22

“I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.”

— George Gissing


November 23

“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”

― Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret


November 24

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

— Frances Hodgson Burnett, From The Secret Garden


November 25

“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”

— Charlaine Harris


November 26

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.”

― S.E. Hinton


November 27

“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”

— Saul Bellow


November 28

“Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas.”

― Patrick O'Brian, The Hundred Days


November 29

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

— Madeleine L'Engle


November 30

“Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.”

― Anne Bradstreet

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Quotes of the Day: Winter


December 2015

December 1

“Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.”

― Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter


December 2

“It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.”

― Jo Walton, Among Others


December 3

"Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.”

― Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories


December 4

“I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.”

― Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again


December 5

“Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love


December 6

“Shut your eyes and see.”

— James Joyce


December 7

“It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.”

― Bill Watterson


December 8

“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.”

― Willa Cather


December 9

“What hath night to do with sleep?”

— John Milton, Paradise Lost


December 10

“Forever is composed of nows.”

— Emily Dickinson


December 11

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

— Leonardo De Vinci


December 12

“There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.”

— Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess


December 13

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

― Chico Xavier


December 14

“The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.”

― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life


December 15

“In our deepest moments we say the most inadequate things."

(Sister Imelda)

― Edna O'Brien, A Fanatic Heart


December 16

When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing.”

― Octavia E. Butler, Fledgling


December 17

When I only begin to read, I forget I'm on this world. It lifts me on wings with high thoughts.”

— Anzia Yezierska


December 18

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

― John Steinbeck


December 19

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

― William Blake


December 20

"Swords can win territories but not hearts, forces can bend heads but not minds.”

― Mirza Tahir Ahmad


December 21

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”

― Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days


December 22

“When you read a book, you hold another's mind in your hands.”

— James Burke


December 23

“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.”

― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch


December 24

“I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.”

― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight


December 25

“My goodness, no one gives a gift to Santa Claus!”

— Michael Brown


December 26

“If I could believe in myself, why not give other improbabilities the benefit of the doubt?”

― David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice


December 27

“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”

― Franz Kafka


December 28

“The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.”

― Giacomo Leopardi


December 29

“To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them.”

― Machado de Assis


December 30

“The assaying of tea is an art and not a science. It is the man, and not his instruments, which is the most important.”

― Timothy Mo


December 31

“That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!”

― Connie Willis, Passage


January 2016

January 1

“If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.”

― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova


January 2

“Most of us can't help but live as though we've got two lives to live, one is the mockup, the other the finished version, and then there are all those versions in between.”

— André Aciman


January 3

“I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.”

— Susan Sontag


January 4

“Years fly by, but the heart stays in the same place.”

― Harlan Coben, Promise Me


January 5

“To survive, you must tell stories.”

― Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before


January 6

“Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.”

— Jamaica Kincaid


January 7

“Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens.”

— Nicholson Baker


January 8

“I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”

— Jorge Luis Borges


January 9

“One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others.”

— Simone de Beauvoir


January 10

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

― Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America


January 11

"'How are you?' she asked. It was a question that would've required some college-level math and about an hour of discussion to answer."

Ransom Riggs, Hollow City


January 12

“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”

― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


January 13

“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”

— Lorrie Moore


January 14

“Some people you will always have about you whom you can trust, and no man these days can boast of more than that. Remember them; forget the others.”

— Hugh Lofting


January 15

“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.”

― Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame


January 16

“If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


January 17

“The tears of those who cry for others shine more than the diamonds.”

— Rangeya Raghav


January 18

“Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.”

— Henry Austin Dobson


January 19

“My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.”

— Patricia Highsmith


January 20

“We never know the quality of someone else's life, though we seldom resist the temptation to assume and pass judgement.”

― Tami Hoag, Dark Horse


January 21

“You're something between a dream and a miracle.”

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning


January 22

“Everything we are is at every moment alive in us.”

— Arthur Miller


January 23

“A good book is an event in my life.”

― Stendhal, The Red and the Black


January 24

“There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them!”

― Vicki Baum, Ballerina


January 25

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


January 26

“She wasn't a person to whom things happen. She did all the happenings.”

― Muriel Spark, Aiding and Abetting


January 27

“The world doesn't make sense until you force it to.”

— Frank Miller


January 28

“It was only a phrase that went from mouth to mouth and was never quite swallowed.”

― Ismail Kadare, Broken April


January 29

“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”

— Edward Abbey


January 30

“Human beings of any age need to approve of themselves; the bad times in history come when they cannot.”

― Barbara W. Tuchman, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century


January 31

“The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.”

― Kenzaburō Ōe, Hiroshima Notes


February 2016

February 1

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

― Langston Hughes


February 2

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.”

— Aldo Leopold


February 3

“One must dare to be happy. ”

— Gertrude Stein


February 4

“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”

— Walter Scott


February 5

“The human heart will never wrinkle.”

― Madame de Sévigné, Letters of Madame de Sévigné to her Daughter and her Friends, Volume 2


February 6

"There was a terrifying mathematical exactness about this number six."

― Shohei Ooka, Fires on the Plain


February 7

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

— Laura Ingalls Wilder


February 8

“But as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together.”

― Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony


February 9

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”

— Alice Walker


February 10

"Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

― Ruth Reichl


February 11

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”

― Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs


February 12

“Our finger prints don't fade from the lives we touch.”

― Judy Blume


February 13

“I am not interested in being original. I am interested in being true.”

— Agostinho da Silva


February 14

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it…"

— Jane Austen, Persuasion


February 15

“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”

— Matt Groening


February 16

“And also don’t forget, the reason opportunity is often missed is that it usually comes disguised as hard work.”

― Clifford Irving, TRIAL - A Legal Thriller: Clifford Irving's legal novels: Book 1


February 17

“Finally, she mused that human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life?”

― Mo Yan, Red Sorghum


February 18

“Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.”

― Toni Morrison, Beloved


February 19

“Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.”

― Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife


February 20

“It's true that adventures are good for people even when they are very young. Adventures can get in a person's blood even if he doesn't remember having them.”

― Eva Ibbotson, The Secret of Platform 13


February 21

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


February 22

“It’s lovely loving, isn’t it? In fact, I find it almost better, because being loved sometimes embarrasses me, but loving is a gift.”

― Sheila Hancock


February 23

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”

— W.E.B. Du Bois


February 24

“Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.”

— Jean Genet


February 25

“Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most important, laugh at yourself.”

― Chelsea Handler, Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me


February 26

“There are no easy answers, there's only living through the questions.”

― Elizabeth George, Missing Joseph


February 27

“As far as I am concerned, poetry is a statement concerning the human condition, composed in verse.”

— N. Scott Momaday


February 28

“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”

— Lemony Snicket


February 29

“Nothing lives long
Only the earth and mountains”

― Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

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Quotes of the Day: Spring


March 2016

March 1

“Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.”

— Marcus Valerius Martialis


March 2

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.”

― Derek Walcott


March 3

“Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.”

— Thomas Otway


March 4

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...”

― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner


March 5

“Kindle the candle of intellect in your heart and hasten with it to the world of brightness.”

— Nasir-i Khusraw


March 6

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”

— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez


March 7

“Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.”

― Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark


March 8

“The best teachers impart knowledge through sleight of hand, like a magician.”

― Kate Betts, My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine


March 9

“I am not a person to say the words out loud / I think them strongly, or let them hunger from the page.”

— Keri Hulme


March 10

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own


March 11

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”

— Lorraine Hansberry


March 12

“The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.”

— Carl Hiaasen


March 13

“It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life”

― Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts


March 14

“Whenever I don’t know whether to fight or not, I fight.”

― Emily Murphy


March 15

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”

— Ben Okri


March 16

“Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with.”

― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic


March 17

“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.”

— Henry Fielding


March 18

“It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.”

― John Updike, My Father's Tears and Other Stories


March 19

“Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.”

― William Allingham


March 20

“Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none.”

― Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue


March 21

“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”

― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter


March 22

“Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-aleck. Your choice.”

― James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports


March 23

“Humans, not places, make memories.”

— Ama Ata Aidoo


March 24

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

― Colette


March 25

“It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments to think of those we love.”

― Molière


March 26

“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back....”

— Erica Jong


March 27

“Every weakness contains within itself a strength.”

― Shūsaku Endō


March 28

“One can't fight with oneself, for this battle has only one loser.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter


March 29

“In all the land there is only one you, possibly two, but seldom more than sixteen.”

― Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence


March 30

“It is good people who make good places.”

― Anna Sewell, Black Beauty


March 31

“Deserve your dream.”

— Octavio Paz


April 2016

April 1

“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.”

― Dr. Seuss


April 2

“Be the flame, not the moth.”

― Giacomo Casanova


April 3

“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure—they can be turned into wisdom.”

— Cat Cora


April 4

“I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.”

— Carl Sandburg


April 5

“The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.”

— Lester Bangs


April 6

“It was war, and in war the truth was almost always the first casualty.”

― Vince Flynn, Executive Power


April 7

“If your feet are firmly planted on the ground you'll never be able to dance.”

― Iris Johansen, Countdown


April 8

“Flawed, imperfect creatures! That's what we both are, oga! That's what we ALL are!”

― Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death


April 9

“My ideal goal is to "mature" into childhood. That would be genuine maturity.”

— Bruno Schulz


April 10

“Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.”

― Anne Bradstreet


April 11

“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. ”

— Ellen Goodman


April 12

“I've never wanted a quiet life.”

— Lydia Cacho


April 13

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat--that's the only moral they know.”

― Dany Laferrière, I Am a Japanese Writer


April 14

“He always accuses me of trying to look'cool', I was like, 'everybody tries to look cool, I just happen to be successful.”

― Daniel Clowes, Ghost World


April 15

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”

— Corrie ten Boom


April 16

“If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.”

― Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim


April 17

“What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.”

― Cynthia Ozick


April 18

“If you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything.”

— Kathy Acker


April 19

“The purpose of a good education is to show you that there are three sides to a two-sided story.”

― Stanley Fish


April 20

“I believed that books might save him because I knew they had so far, and because I knew the people books had saved.”

— Rebecca Makkai


April 21

“There are some works so luminous...so powerful that they give us strength, and force us to new undertakings. A book can play this role.”

— Hervé Le Tellier


April 22

“Each person has a literature inside them.”

― Anna Deavere Smith


April 23

“Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald


April 24

“In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried ... nothing is so warming and companionable.”

— Elizabeth Goudge


April 25

“She thought of the library, so shining white and new; the rows and rows of unread books; the bliss of unhurried sojourns there and of going out to a restaurant, alone, to eat.”

― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown


April 26

“A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.”

— Francesco Petrarca


April 27

“How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.”

― Gore Vidal, Julian


April 28

“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.”

― Roberto Bolaño, 2666


April 29

“A writer should read until he is filled to the brim and like a pitcher which is over-filled over flows. And then he should write.”

― Charles Nodier


April 30

“Buy an atlas and keep it by the bed—remember you can go anywhere.”

— Joanna Lumley


May 2016

May 1

"Buy an atlas and keep it by the bed—remember you can go anywhere.”

— Joanna Lumley


May 2

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

― Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel


May 3

“How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!”

― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


May 4

“Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.”

— Amos Oz


May 5

“People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”

― Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard


May 6

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

— John Muir


May 7

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

— Angela Carter


May 8

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”

― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow


May 9

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”

― José Ortega y Gasset


May 10

“The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.”

― Barbara Taylor Bradford, Unexpected Blessings


May 11

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

― Euripides, The Bacchae


May 12

“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”

— George Carlin


May 13

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”

― Mary Wortley Montagu


May 14

“I never tell anyone exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.”

― Eoin Colfer, The Eternity Code


May 15

“The world doesn't hate you as much as you think it does.”

― Kōji Suzuki, Birthday


May 16

“Nothing can last forever. There isn't any memory, no matter how intense, that doesn't fade out at last.”

— Juan Rulfo


May 17

“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”

― Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book


May 18

“It isn't ever delicate to live.”

― Kay Ryan


May 19

“Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper


May 20

“We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.”

― Douglas Preston, The Monster of Florence


May 21

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

― Colette


May 22

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


May 23

“Trivia is mainstream. 'Nerd' is the new 'cool.”

― Ken Jennings


May 24

“I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can’t write unless you read.”

— William Trevor


May 25

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”

— Edward Bulwer-Lytton


May 26

“Language is a poor enough means of communication as it is. So we should use all the words we have.”

― Caitlín R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl


May 27

“The ability to dream is all I have to give. That is my responsibility; that is my burden. And even I grow tired.”

― Harlan Ellison, Stalking the Nightmare


May 28

“My books promised me that life wasn’t just made up of workday tasks and prosaic things. The world is bigger and more colorful and more important than that.”

― Laura Amy Schlitz


May 29

“My library was -- all libraries are -- a place of ultimate refuge, a wild and sacred space where meanings are manageable precisely because they aren't binding; and where illusion is comfortingly real.”

— André Brink


May 30

“Pluck up your hearts, since fate still rests our friend.”

— Christopher Marlowe


May 31

“Anyone can live in a house, but homes are created with patience, time and love.”

― Jane Green, The Beach House

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Quotes of the Day: Summer

June 2016

June 1

“The days that make us happy make us wise.”

— John Masefield


June 2

“Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.”

— Carol Shields


June 3

“Stories make sense when so much around us is senseless, and perhaps what makes them most comforting is that while life goes on and pain goes on, stories do us the favor of ending.”

— John Hodgman


June 4

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

― Confucius


June 5

“Life is rarely about what happened; it's mostly about what we think happened.”

― Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


June 6

“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


June 7

“You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There's life in a nutshell.”

― Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears


June 8

“Of all our games, love's play is the only one which threatens to unsettle the soul...”

― Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian


June 9

“Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.”

― Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West


June 10

“Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past. Perhaps it's the same with people.”

― James Salter, Burning the Days: Recollection


June 11

“Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.”

― Yasunari Kawabata


June 12

“You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.”

— Harriet Martineau


June 13

“There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.”

― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife


June 14

“I believe in the magic and authority of words.”

— René Char


June 15

“Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to read.”

— Christian Bauman


June 16

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”

— Erich Segal


June 17

“You ought to expect better of people. It encourages you to be a better person yourself.”

― Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content, Vol. 1


June 18

"So what I'm saying is: you're really good at muscles, which is great."

― Minna Sundberg, Stand Still, Stay Silent


June 19

“My life is like tofu—it's what gets added that makes it interesting.”

― Angela Johnson, A Certain October


June 20

“This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.”

― Osamu Dazai, The Setting Sun


June 21

“When it's gone, you'll know what a gift love was. You'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.”

― Ian McEwan, Enduring Love


June 22

“Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.”

― H. Rider Haggard, She


June 23

“Each of our lives is a Shakespearean drama raised to the thousandth degree.”

― Anna Akhmatova


June 24

“If I'm walking on thin ice, I might as well dance my way across.”

— Mercedes Lackey


June 25

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”

— Anthony Bourdain


June 26

“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”

— Pearl S. Buck


June 27

“The master is not the one who teaches; it's the one who suddenly learns.”

― João Guimarães Rosa, Grande Sertao: Veredas


June 28

“Life is full of strange absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, since they are true.”

― Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author


June 29

“To truly be committed to a life of honesty, love and discipline, we must be willing to commit ourselves to reality.”

― John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You


June 30

“If your writing doesn't keep you up at night, it won't keep anyone else up either”

― James M. Cain


July 2016

July 1

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

– Saint Augustine


July 2

“Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book.”

― Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain


July 3

"When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others."

— John C. Maxwell


July 4

“To do nothing is the way to be nothing.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne


July 5

“Listen, and you will realize that we are made not from cells or from atoms. We are made from stories.”

— Mia Couto


July 6

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”

— Frida Kahlo


July 7

“Don't get lost. Give it a try. Go find the place that you're wishing for.”

— Natsuki Takaya


July 8

“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”

― Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation: Mastering the Metaphysics of Abundance


July 9

“I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?”

— Jean Kerr


July 10

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.”

― Dean Koontz


July 11

“Genius is neither learned nor acquired. It is knowing without experience. It is risking without fear of failure…”

― Patricia Polacco


July 12

“Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.”

― Delia Ephron, Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.


July 13

“I was thinking that if what distinguishes us as humans is our stupidity, what may redeem us is our grace.”

― Earl Lovelace


July 14

“Forgive my asking you to use your mind. It is a thing which no novelist should expect of his reader...”

― Owen Wister, The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains


July 15

“Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.”

― Jessamyn West


July 16

“Mine is not an obedient writing. I think that literature as any art has to be irreverent.”

― Reinaldo Arenas


July 17

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”

― Abraham Sutzkever


July 18

“Life must not be squandered. A person got from life what he put ino it.”

― LaVyrle Spencer, The Endearment


July 19

“The moment you put a deadline on your dream, it becomes a goal.”

― Harsha Bhogle, The Winning Way: Learnings from sport for managers


July 20

“No matter how nice the place is where you live, you need to experience life and the world.”

― Terri Irwin, My Steve


July 21

“I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”

― Eugene O'Neill


July 22

“The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.”

― Anderson Cooper, Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


July 23

“Take a good book to bed with you—books do not snore.”

— Thea Dorn


July 24

“To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession.”

— Robert Graves


July 25

“One of the secrets of a successful life is to know how to be a little profitably crazy.”

― Josephine Tey, To Love and Be Wise


July 26

“Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference—with words.”

― Elizabeth Hardwick


July 27

“The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies.”

― André Maurois


July 28

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”

― Orhan Pamuk, The New Life


July 29

“I love the way that each book—any book—is its own journey. You open it, and off you go….”

— Sharon Creech


July 30

“No doubt I shall go on writing, stumbling across tundras of unmeaning, planting words like bloody flags in my wake....”

― Alexander Trocchi


July 31

“Perfection belongs to narrated events, not to those we live.”

― Primo Levi, The Periodic Table


August 2016

August 1

“Once a person knows a kiss and a kind word, you can't blame him for never wanting to live without them again.”

― Robert James Waller


August 2

“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.”

― Maurice Sendak


August 3

“I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish.”

― Martha Stewart


August 4

“Serious literature does not exist to make life easy but to complicate it.”

― Witold Gombrowicz


August 5

“Telling a story is like reaching into a granary full of wheat and drawing out a handful. There is always more to tell than can be told.”

― Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow


August 6

“I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting…. I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.”

― Barbara Cooney


August 7

“One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life....”

― Garrison Keillor


August 8

“There have been none like us before. And there will be none afterwards. Be careful what you write.”

― Sarah Dunant, Blood & Beauty: The Borgias


August 9

“Having eyes, but not seeing beauty; having ears, but not hearing music; having minds, but not perceiving truth…These are the things to fear…”

― Tetsuko Kuroyanagi


August 10

“When kindness comes at the expense of truth, it is not a kindness worth having.”

— Rachel Simmons, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence


August 11

“It is easy to crush an enemy outside oneself but impossible to defeat an enemy within.”

― Eiji Yoshikawa, Musashi


August 12

“Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.”

― Robert Southey


August 13

“I should like to freeze in time all those I do love...Rather like flowers pressed between the pages of a book!”

― Sharon Kay Penman


August 14

“Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing - for life itself is a writer's love until death.”

― Edna Ferber


August 15

“The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it.”

― Mary E. Pearson, The Miles Between


August 16

“I am reminded again that the greatest phrase ever written is words, words, words.”

― Wallace Thurman


August 17

“What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life.”

― Ted Hughes


August 18

“Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.”

― Ma Jian, Red Dust: A Path Through China


August 19

“A poem is like a score for the human voice.”

― Li-Young Lee


August 20

“All you can do in this life is follow your dreams. Otherwise you're just wasting your time.”

― David Walliams, Gangsta Granny


August 21

“Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions.”

― M.M. Kaye, Shadow of the Moon


August 22

“Writing is more about discovery than invention.”

― Diane Setterfield


August 23

“Never call anyone a baboon unless you are sure of your facts.”

― Will Cuppy


August 24

“I like shape very much. A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any. ”

― Jean Rhys, Smile Please: An Unfinished Autobiography


August 25

“The more you try to be interested in other people, the more you find out about yourself.”

― Thea Astley


August 26

“One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself.”

― Christopher Isherwood


August 27

“You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms...”

― Anna Akhmatova


August 28

“There is no peace that cannot be found in the present moment.”

― Tasha Tudor


August 29

“Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!”

― Ingrid Bergman


August 30

“There’s so much gray to every story—nothing is so black and white.”

― Lisa Ling


August 31

“A story is a story, and one may glean from it what one likes. Good sense need not enter into it.”

― G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

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Quotes of the Day: Fall


September 2016

September 1

“I remember the sights and sounds and smells of home because the memory of home is the thing that never leaves us.”

― Wyatt Cooper


September 2

'Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

― Charles Mingus


September 3

“I bid the chords sweet music make,
And all must follow in my wake.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


September 4

“Words are like spices. Too many is worse than too few.”

― Joan Aiken, The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories


September 5

“A poem should improve on the blank page.”

― Nicanor Parra


September 6

“I am probably exaggerating a little, but I owe my equilibrium to ink and paper.”

― Julien Green


September 7

"It's odd separating the past from the present."

The Awakening (film)


September 8

"Well, all memories are a hoax of some sort."

The Awakening (film)


September 9

“A good book isn't written, it's rewritten.”

― Phyllis A. Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing


September 10

“While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.”

― Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus


September 11

“You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.”

— Jessica Mitford


September 12

“There is nothing stronger in this world than gentleness.”

— Han Suyin


September 13

“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.”

— Claude McKay


September 14

“There are no original ideas. There are only original people.”

― Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


September 15

“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.”

― Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher


September 16

“With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.”

― Margaret Mitchell


September 17

“In books and in life, you need to read several pages before someone's true character is revealed.”

— Gail Carson Levine


September 18

“I opened a book and in I strode. Now nobody can find me.”

― Julia Donaldson


September 19

“I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”

― Upton Sinclair


September 20

“Love is when you cease hesitating.”

― Frédéric Beigbeder


September 21

“A heart filled with anger has no room for love.”

― Joan Lunden, Wake-Up Calls: Making the Most Out of Every Day


September 22

“Food. Drink. Sleep. Books. They are all drugs.”

― Fay Weldon, The Fat Woman's Joke


September 23

“While most girls run away from home to marry, I ran away to teach.”

― Mary Church Terrell


September 24

“There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth.”

― Stefan Molyneux


September 25

“Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.”

― Lu Xun


September 26

“A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.”

― Will Self


September 27

“I am large, I contain multitudes”

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


September 28

“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”

― Miguel de Unamuno


September 29

“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”

― George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah


September 30

“There is a technical term for someone who confuses the opinions of a character in a book with those of the author. That term is idiot.”

― S.M. Stirling


October 2016

October 1

“Nothing but writing rests me; only then do I seem completely myself!”

― Kate Douglas Wiggin


October 2

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”

― Annie Leibovitz


October 3

“Your greatest creation is your creative life. It's all in your hands.”

― Sara Zarr


October 4

“If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!”

― Jackie Collins


October 5

“Creativity requires a state of grace. So many things are required for it to succeed.”

― Magda Szabó, The Door


October 6

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”

― Marshall B. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life


October 7

“Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.”

— Clive James


October 8

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

― Elbert Hubbard


October 9

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”

― Mark Twain


October 10

“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”

― Frederick Lewis Donaldson


October 11

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

― Elmore Leonard, Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing


October 12

“I cannot let the fear of the past color the future.”

― Julie Kagawa, The Eternity Cure


October 13

“Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”

― Margaret Thatcher


October 14

“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”

― Margaret Walker


October 15

“Love, like fire, goes out without fuel.”

― Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time


October 16

“I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money - I think that can be a burden - I’m greedy for an exciting life.”

― David Hockney


October 17

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


October 18

“Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.”

― Wendy Wasserstein


October 19

“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don't notice where we happen to be.”

― Dan Gutman, The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love


October 20

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”

― Joyce Brothers


October 21

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine


October 22

“Be an encourager. Scatter sunshine. Who knows whose life you might touch with something as simple as a kind word.”

― Debbie Macomber


October 23

“Happy endings are a luxury of fiction.”

― Trudi Canavan, Priestess of the White


October 24

“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.”

― Brenda Ueland


October 25

“Books change us. Books save us. I know this because it happened to me.”

― Elif Shafak


October 26

“Poems are a hotline to our hearts, and we forget this emotional power at our peril.”

― Andrew Motion


October 27

“Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”

― Auguste Escoffier


October 28

“People are fascinated by the rich: Shakespeare wrote plays about kings, not beggars.”

― Dominick Dunne


October 29

“A book is not supposed to be a mirror. It's supposed to be a door.”

― Fran Lebowitz


October 30

“Sometimes the best solution is simplification.”

― Bobby Bragan


October 31

“Tis "the witching time of night",
Orbed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen —”

― John Keats


November 2016

November 1

“The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.”

― Toni Collette


November 2

“When everyone else is losing their heads, it is important to keep yours.”

― Marie Antoinette


November 3

“The great thing about being a writer is that you are always re-creating yourself.”

― Martin Cruz Smith


November 4

“Claim your space. Draw a circle of light around it. Push back against the dark. Don't just survive. Celebrate.” ― Charles Frazier, Nightwoods


November 5

“Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox


November 6

“Permit your dreams to see the daylight.”

― Bernard Kelvin Clive


November 7

“It's a dangerous mission. You could die out there. You could go on forever.”

― Tess Gallagher


November 8

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

― Marie Curie


November 9

“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.”

― Carl Sagan, Cosmos


November 10

“It is my belief that books are living things.... And as living things, they need to be protected.”

― Holly Black


November 11

“The nicest veterans...the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who'd really fought.”

― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five


November 12

“What a curious power words have.”

― Tadeusz Borowski, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen


November 13

“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.”

― Whoopi Goldberg


November 14

“Why be so bloody miserable when you can pick up a good book or watch a great television drama?”

― Michael Dobbs


November 15

“It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.”

― Georgia O'Keeffe


November 16

“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.”

― Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams


November 17

“Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.”

― Christopher Paolini


November 18

“This object that we hold in our hands, a book…that tactile pleasure, it's just not going to go away.”

― Maggie Stiefvater


November 19

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

― Peter F. Drucker


November 20

“Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world.”

― Don DeLillo, Conversations with Don Delillo


November 21

“The single most important key to success is to be a good listener.”

― Kelly Wearstler


November 22

“I'm uninterested in superheroes. I am only interested in real stories, real people, real connection.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis


November 23

“Poetry is a sort of homecoming.”

― Paul Celan


November 24

“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”

― Douglas Wood


November 25

“Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card.”

― Marc Brown


November 26

“I'm fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales and fables.”

― Kara Walker


November 27

“Creativity could be described as letting go of certainties.”

― Gail Sheehy


November 28

“Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.”

― Alberto Moravia


November 29

“Human minds are more full of mysteries than any written book and more changeable than the cloud shapes in the air.”

― Louisa May Alcott, The Abbot's Ghost: A Christmas Story


November 30

“Always tell the truth. It's the easiest thing to remember.”

― David Mamet


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Quotes of the Day: Winter


December 2016

December 1

“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”

― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders


December 2

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”

― Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures


December 3

“I'm Irish!...When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.”

― Morgan Llywelyn


December 4

“All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.”

― Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh


December 5

“Men really do need sea-monsters in their personal oceans.”

― John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez


December 6

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

― James Joyce, Ulysses


December 7

“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.”

― Joyce Cary, The Horse's Mouth


December 8

“Do not complain beneath the stars about the lack of bright spots in your life.”

― Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson


December 9

“Shades of a new morning standing still are worse than the shades of night. At least a person can understand the dark of night. It’s not fickle like the day.”

― Sarah E. Wright, This Child's Gonna Live


December 10

“It was that impossible thing: happiness that does not wilt to reveal the thin shoots of some new desire rising from within it.”

― George Saunders, Tenth of December


December 11

“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”

― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


December 12

“Why don't we have a little game? Let's pretend that we're human beings, and that we're actually alive.”

― John Osborne, Look Back in Anger


December 13

“If you're going to lick the icing off somebody else's cake you won't be nourished and it won't do you any good, or you might find the cake had caraway seeds and you hate them.”

― Emily Carr


December 14

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.”

― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House


December 15

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”

― Muriel Rukeyser


December 16

“Obsessions are the only things that matter.”

― Patricia Highsmith


December 17

“Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I'd decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.”

― Donald E. Westlake, Two Much


December 18

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.”

― Ossie Davis


December 19

“You see things less clearly when you open your eyes too wide.”

― Italo Svevo, Zeno's Conscience


December 20

“The idea came to me complete from start to finish – a most unusual occurrence, as any writer will tell you, for ordinarily a story has to be struggled with, changed around and mixed up.”

― Philip Van Doren Stern


December 21

“A sad tale's best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins.”

― William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale


December 22

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.”

― Jean Racine


December 23

“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”

― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls


December 24

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

― Clement C. Moore, Twas the Night Before Christmas


December 25

“When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”

― Jean Fritz


December 26

“As a child I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts.”

― David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls


December 27

“The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!”

― Thea von Harbou, Metropolis


December 28

“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”

― Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn's Family


December 29

“Unreal friendship may turn to real
But real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended”

― T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral


December 30

“Everything distracted me, but most of all myself.”

― Patti Smith, Just Kids


December 31

“And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end.”

― Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her



January 2017

January 1

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.”

― Maria Edgeworth


January 2

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”

― Isaac Asimov


January 3

“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers


January 4

“A smile is the universal welcome.”

― Max Eastman, The Sense of Humor


January 5

“Written words can also sing.”

― Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir


January 6

“[Writing is] like driving a car at night: you never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

― E.L. Doctorow


January 7

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter.”

― Beatrix Potter


January 8

“Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.”

― Stephen Hawking


January 9

“Only years of practice will teach you the mysteries and bold certainty of a real gardener, who treads at random, yet tramples on nothing.”

― Karel Čapek


January 10

“The heads of strong old age are beautiful
Beyond all grace of youth”

― Robinson Jeffers


January 11

“I have always found that actively loving saves one from a morbid preoccupation with the shortcomings of society.”

― Alan Paton


January 12

“Ambition can creep as well as soar.”

― Edmund Burke


January 13

“The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.”

― Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages


January 14

“The steward just asked me if I was not afraid to travel alone, and I said, "Why, it is life.”

― Emily Hahn, Congo Solo; Misadventures Two Degrees North


January 15

“The more we love someone, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that true love shows itself.”

― Molière


January 16

“There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.


January 17

“Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.”

― Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey


January 18

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


January 19

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”

― Edgar Allan Poe, The Poetic Principle


January 20

“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.”

― R.A. Salvatore, Exile


January 21

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”

― Gretel Ehrlich


January 22

“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”

― George Gordon Byron


January 23

“There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.”

― Stendhal, Love


January 24

“There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.”

― Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction


January 25

“But I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.”

― Gloria Naylor


January 26

“Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don't work.”

― James J. Frey, A Million Little Pieces


January 27

“The aims of life are the best defense against death.”

― Primo Levi


January 28

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!”

― Jane Austen


January 29

“If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.”

― Romain Rolland


January 30

“This is the world as it is. This is where you start.”

― Saul D. Alinsky


January 31

“You never do find out what makes you tick, and after a while it's unimportant.”

― Norman Mailer



February 2017

February 1

“Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.”

― Langston Hughes


February 2

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina


February 3

“When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear. For as long as the story goes on, reality no longer exists.”

― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies


February 4

“You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.”

― Stewart O'Nan, The Odds: A Love Story


February 5

“It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”

― John Guare, Landscape of the Body


February 6

“Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.”

― Mary Leakey


February 7

“We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.”

― Sinclair Lewis


February 8

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”

― Kate Chopin, The Awakening


February 9

“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?”

― J.M. Coetzee


February 10

“Sometimes thou seem'st not as thyself alone, But as the meaning of all things that are.”

― Dante Gabriel Rossetti


February 11

“Over the river and through the wood
To grandfather's house we go”

― Lydia Maria Francis Child


February 12

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

― Abraham Lincoln


February 13

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

― Charles M. Schulz


February 14

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land


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Quotes of the Day: Spring


March 2017

March 1

“What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?”

― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man


March 2

“You never realize how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes.”

― Tom Wolfe


March 3

“We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.”

― Ira Glass


March 4

“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”

― Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed


March 5

“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. It'll be worth it, I promise.”

― Steve Wozniak


March 6

“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”

― Rob Reiner


March 7

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

― Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


March 8

“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex


March 9

“You want to know about anybody? See what books they read, and how they've been read...”

― Keri Hulme, The Bone People


March 10

“Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.”

― Clare Boothe Luce


March 11

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


March 12

“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.”

― Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll


March 13

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”

― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca


March 14

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.”

― Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection


March 15

“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”

― Ben Okri


March 16

“I consider my work optimistic in that the people, during the period I’m writing about them, are experiencing intense emotion. It is my belief that this is all there is to it.”

― Don Carpenter


March 17

“Living in that childish wonder is a most beautiful feeling - I can so well remember it. There was always something more - behind and beyond everything - to me, the golden spectacles were very, very big.”

― Kate Greenaway


March 18

“A roll of the dice will never abolish chance.”

― Stéphane Mallarmé


March 19

“The future is now. It's time to grow up and be strong. Tomorrow may well be too late.”

― Neil LaBute, Reasons to Be Pretty


March 20

“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.”

― Ovid


March 21

“A bit of trash now and then is good for the severest reader. It provides the necessary roughage in the literary diet.”

― Phyllis McGinley


March 22

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

― Louis L'Amour


March 23

“I live for coincidences. They briefly give to me the illusion or the hope that there's a pattern to my life, and if there's a pattern, then maybe I'm moving toward some kind of destiny where it's all explained.”

― Jonathan Ames, My Less Than Secret Life: A Diary, Fiction, Essays


March 24

“I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?”

― Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


March 25

“Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”

― Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


March 26

“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

― Erica Jong


March 27

"If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are."

― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale


March 28

"Let's start with the end of the world, why don't we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things." ― N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season


March 29

"I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem." ― Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project


March 30

"My mother always started the story by saying, 'Well, she was born in the backseat of a stranger's car,' as though that explained why Wavy wasn't normal." ― Bryn Greenwood, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things


March 31

"Dear you: The body you are wearing used to be mine." ― Daniel O'Malley, The Rook



April 2017

April 1

"It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times." ― Ali Smith, Autumn


April 2

"At dusk they pour from the sky." ― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See


April 3

"I come from a country that was created at midnight." ― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala


April 4

"The moon exploded without warning and with no apparent reason." ― Neal Stephenson, Seveneves


April 5

"Call me Ishmael. I won't answer to it, because it's not my name, but it's much more agreeable than most of the things I've been called." ― Jenny Lawson, Let's Pretend This Never Happened


April 6

"Our dragon doesn't eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our village." ― Naomi Novik, Uprooted


April 7

"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home."

― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders


April 8

"One of the most pleasant things in the world is going on a journey..."

― William Hazlitt


April 9

"We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."

― John Steinbeck


April 10

"Think of life as a voyage."

― Phillips Brooks


April 11

"Not bound to swear allegiance to any master, wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor."

― Horace


April 12

"The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases."

― William Hazlitt


April 13

"The wise man travels to discover himself."

― James Russell Lowell


April 14

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


April 15

"I am a part of all that I have met."

― Alfred, Lord Tennyson


April 16

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

― André Gide


April 17

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


April 18

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

― Helen Keller


April 19

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel -- not a destination."

― Roy M. Goodman


April 20

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

― Neale Donald Walsch


April 21

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."

― Mark Twain


April 22

"'There are dragons in the twins' vegetable garden.'"

― Madeleine L'Engle, A Wind in the Door


April 23

"Samuel stopped running and, without the crashing sound of his own footsteps, he became aware of the deep stillness pressing around him; even the birds had ceased singing."

― Lynne Ewing, Escape


April 24

"'Just a minute there.' The recruiter stops me as I lean over to dip the pen in ink. 'You can't enlist.'"

― Marissa Moss, A Soldier's Secret: the incredible true story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War hero


April 25

"Sleep did not fall away from Sudi at once, but in slow swings between dreams and wakefulness."

― Lynne Ewing, The Summoning


April 26

"For thirty million years the planet had cooled and dried, until, in the north, ice sheets gouged at the continents."

― Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, Time's Eye


April 27

"On Friday, June 12th, I woke up at six o'clock and no wonder, it was my birthday."

― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl


April 28

"Marley was dead: to begin with."

― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


April 29

"Ships at a distance have every man's wishes on board."

― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God


April 30

"There I was, doing seventy-five miles an hour in the left lane on the Massachusetts Turnpike."

― John Elder Robison, Switched On: a memior of brain change and emotional awakening


May 2017

May 1

“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories


May 2

“When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge.”

― Constantinos P. Cavafis


May 3

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

― Benjamin Spock


May 4

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”

― August Wilson


May 5

“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.”

― Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World


May 6

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds


May 7

“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple. With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.”

― Jenny Joseph, Warning: When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple


May 8

“O, ah! The awareness of emptiness brings forth a heart of compassion!”

― Gary Snyder


May 9

“Do you believe in fairies?...If you believe, clap your hands!”

― J.M. Barrie


May 10

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


May 11

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

― Elbert Hubbard


May 12

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches


May 13

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”

― Woody Allen


May 14

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

― Jess C. Scott, The Intern


May 15

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

― Mark Twain


May 16

“May you live every day of your life.”

― Jonathan Swift


May 17

“Never laugh at live dragons.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien


May 18

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

― Mahatma Gandhi


May 19

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

― Frank Herbert, Dune


May 20

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”

― Arthur C. Clarke


May 21

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects


May 22

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

― Albert Einstein


May 23

“Never memorize something that you can look up.”

― Albert Einstein


May 24

“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.”

― Terry Pratchett, Small Gods


May 25

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

― Niels Bohr


May 26

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”

― John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn and Other Poems


May 27

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


May 28

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

― Albert Camus


May 29

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

― Bil Keane


May 30

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


May 31

“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”

― Margaret Mitchell

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Quotes of the Day: Summer

June 2017

June 1

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey


June 2

“Speak the truth in a million voices. It is silence that kills.”

― Catherine of Siena


June 3

“Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords


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Quotes for Fall


September 2017

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes



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