• “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”  — Albert Einstein
  • “Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” — Plato
  • Think for yourself, and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too. – Voltaire
  • As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.Leonardo da Vinci
  • You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.C. S. Lewis
  • I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. – Bilbo Baggins
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – Gandalf
  • Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. – Gandalf
  • Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.Lord Byron
  • If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.Lord Byron
  • I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.Lord Byron
  • Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. –Lord Byron
  • If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there’s a million ways to be, you know that there are.Cat Stevens
  • All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. – George Orwell
  • Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.William Shakespeare
  • Brevity is the soul of wit.William Shakespeare, Hamlet
  • The course of true love never did run smooth -Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet to Horatio, Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet, Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • If music be the food of love, play on, – Duke Orsino, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • This above all: to thine own self be true, – Polonius, Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.Oscar Wilde
  • It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.Emily Carr
  • You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That’s all right, you are feeling your way into the thing.Emily Carr
  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.Virginia Woolf
  • I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.Michael J. Fox
  • The only thing worse than an opportunity you don’t deserve is blowing an opportunity.Michael J. Fox
  • As long as I’m having fun, I’m not quitting.Sue Johanson
  • Anything too stupid to be said is sung. -Voltaire
  • I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The ancestor of every action is a thought. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -Rumi
  • One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know. – Groucho Marx
  • What is the air speed velocity of an unladen sparrow? African or European? – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Carpe diem.  Seize the day, boys.  Make your lives extraordinary. – Dead Poets Society
  • I cannot live without books – Thomas Jefferson
  • It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are all your own. – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Literature is my utopia – Helen Keller
  • A book is a gift you can open again and again – Garrison Keillor
  • The proper study of mankind is books. – Aldous Huxley
  • Real luxury is time and opportunity to read for pleasure. -Jane Brody
  • A room without books is like a body without a soul. – Cicero
  • Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller
  • Beware the man of one book. -Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo
  • The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose. – Margaret Atwood
  • The decline of literature indictates the decline of a nation. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • We read to know we are not alone. – C.S. Lewis
  • Reading is thinking with someone else’s head instead of one’s own. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Until I feared to lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. – Harper Lee
  • A good book is the purest essence of the human soul. – Thomas Carlyle
  • Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.  – Ezra Pound
  • Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison
  • Read in order to live. – Henry Fielding
  • A book that is shut is but a block. – Thomas Fuller
  • What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote. – E.M. Forster
  • I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges
  • I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe
  • A woman is like a teabag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. -Nancy Reagan