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V.S. Naipaul

The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.
- V.S. Naipaul

Nicole Krauss

When will you learn that there isn't a word for everything?
- Nicole Krauss
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
- Dorothea Mackellar
Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.
- Chico Xavier
The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.
- Giacomo Leopardi
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win.
- Edward Gibbon
If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so.
- Lev Grossman

Eric Carle

We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.
- Eric Carle

Anaïs Nin

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
- Anaïs Nin