Quotes and Anecdotes

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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de la Fontaine (as cited by David Rossi, Criminal Minds, Season 9 Episode 22 Fatal)

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Books can be possessive, can’t they? You’re walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what’s inside will change your life, but sometimes you don’t even have to read it. Sometimes it’s a comfort just to have a book around.
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (via bittenandwritten)

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Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Kurt Vonnegut  (via vogueltalia)

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I think a lot of people want to be someone, but we are scared that if we try, we won’t be as good as everyone imagines we could be.
Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead (via booksquoteslove)

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Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C.S. Lewis (via emmaswritingthoughts)