25 Literary Geniuses Empower You To Live The Fullest Life Possible

God And Man
  1. “How to stop time: kiss.
    How to travel in time: read.
    How to escape time: music.
    How to feel time: write.
    How to release time: breathe.”

    Matt Haig, Reasons To Stay Alive

  2. “There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”

    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

  3. “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

  4. “Fight till the last gasp.”

    William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I

  5. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”

    Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

  6. “When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.”

    Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

  7. “We may encounter many defeats—maybe it’s imperative that we encounter the defeats—but we are much stronger than we appear to be and maybe much better than we allow ourselves to be.”

    Maya Angelou, The Art Of Fiction No. 119, The Paris Review

  8. “You know, there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.”

    W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

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

    J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

  10. “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”

    Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

  11. “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”

    Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

  12. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

  13. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  14. “Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.”

    Joanne Harris, Chocolat

  15. “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy.”

    Nicholas Sparks, Message In A Bottle

  16. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  17. “If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.”

    Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

  18. “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”

    Frank Herbert, Dune

  19. “Logic may indeed be unshakable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live.”

    Franz Kafka, The Trial

  20. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  21. “Do not just seek happiness for yourself. Seek happiness for all. Through kindness. Through mercy.”

    David Leviathan, Wide Awake

  22. “Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

    Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

  23. “Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.”

    Audre Lorde, Conversations With Audre Lorde

  24. “People living deeply have no fear of death.”

    Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 2

  25. “Stop worrying about growing old. And think about growing up.”

    Philip Roth, The Dying Animal Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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