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A Brenner/Gowing Thought ~~ Part Eight

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I found this on the internet the other day and felt the need to share.  It’s from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and while I would only give the book a C+ overall, I love this quote more than I can say.

So today, I encourage you to be mad.  Be mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved!

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A Brenner/Gowing Thought ~~ Part Seven

Well, here’s another thought instead of another review.  We’ve been busy as usual and I figured, better to post something than nothing at all.  We haven’t had time to converge on a book yet, but a new one is coming your way shortly, I guarantee.  If anyone out there has any suggestions for us, or books they’d like to see reviewed, feel free to let us know.

In the meantime, I thought we’d share some quotes.  These quotes inspire us to be writers, inspire us to be readers, and inspire us to respect the written word.  A good quote can do just as much as any good book can do.  It can make you stop and think, it can change your view or opinion, it can cause you to drastically change your life when change is needed.  I know a quote from a song was the catalyst that made me leave my home town and move to the big city.  Anything is possible with words.  Here are a few of our favourites:

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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”  – Louisa May Alcott 

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“I believe that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise.” – Margaret Atwood 

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“Write!  So as not to be dead.”  – Ray Bradbury

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“Find what you love and let it kill you.” – Bukowski 

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“I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”  – Augusten Burroughs

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“”Have I gone mad?”  “I’m afraid so, you’re entirely bonkers.  But I’ll tell you a secret…all the best people are.”” – Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland

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“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis

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“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”  – Robert Frost

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“I love sleep.  My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”  – Ernest Hemingway

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“Write drunk; edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway

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“Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go.  It’s gonna hurt.  It’s gonna hurt because it matters.”  – John Green

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” Because the only people for me are the mad ones.” – Jack Kerouac

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“Nothing of me is original.  I am the combined efford of everybody I’ve ever known.”  – Chuck Palahniuk – Invisible Monsters

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“I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.”  – Edgar Allen Poe

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“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”  – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter

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“You do care.  You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter

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“Words, in my humble opinion, are the most inexhaustible source of magic we have.” – J.K Rowling – Harry Potter

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“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”  – J.K. Rowling

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”  – Stephen King

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“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”  – Kurt Vonnegut 

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“It takes ten times longer to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”  – Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

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“You never forget the face of the person who is your last hope.” – Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

Do you have any favourite book quotes of your own?  If so, leave them in the comments, we love discovering new quotes and new authors, and maybe it will inspire our next review!

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