“Kenalan adalah orang yang kita kenal, tapi teman adalah orang yang bisa kita andalkan. Jelas sangat berbeda.”

— Clarissa Goenawan, Rainbirds, Share via Whatsapp

“And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.”

— Nicholas Sparks, Dear John, Share via Whatsapp

“I m gonna make him an offer he can t refuse.”

— Mario Puzo, The Godfather, Share via Whatsapp

“How I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature.”

— Don DeLillo, The Names, Share via Whatsapp

“and all I could think was that I would like to spend every morning for the rest of my life waking up beside her”

— Nicholas Sparks, Dear John, Share via Whatsapp

“For a moment, I wondered how different my life would have been had they been my parents, but I shook the thought away. I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I d turned out. Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not the destination. Because however it had happened, I d somehow ended up eating shrimp in a dingy downtown shack with a girl that I already knew I d never forget.”

— Nicholas Sparks, Share via Whatsapp

“Be quick, but don t hurry.”

— John Wooden, Share via Whatsapp

“Yet losing him seemed unbearable. He was the one she loved, the one she would always love, and as he leaned in to kiss her, she gave herself over to him. While he held her close, she ran her hands over his shoulders and back, feeling the strength in his arms. She knew he’d wanted more in their relationship than she’d been willing to offer, but here and now, she suddenly knew she had no other choice. There was only this moment, and it was theirs.”

— Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song, Share via Whatsapp

“I swear from the bottom of my heart I want to be healed. I want to be like other men, not this outcast whom nobody wants.”

— E.M. Forster, Maurice, Share via Whatsapp

“You can t really succeed with a novel anyway; they re too big. It s like city planning. You can t plan a perfect city because there s too much going on that you can t take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have.”

— Gore Vidal, Share via Whatsapp

“Novels give you the matrix of emotions, give you the flavour of a time in a way formal history cannot.”

— Doris Lessing, Share via Whatsapp

“When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. The novel teaches us to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude.”

— Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Share via Whatsapp

“Mum used to say we were the same soul split in two and walking around on four legs. It seems unnatural being born together and then dying apart.”

— Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends, Share via Whatsapp

“مناهج الطب المصممة لعلاج المرضي وقتل الأطباء”

— أحمد العايدي, أن تكون عباس العبد, Share via Whatsapp

“Houses are like books: so many of them around you, yet you only look at a few and visit or reside in fewer still.”

— Milorad Pavic, Share via Whatsapp

“عندما تصل إلى هواتفنا رسالة جديدة، غالبا لا تكون ممن ننتظره.”

— محمد حامد, بورتريه الوحدة, Share via Whatsapp

“Aku tidak ingin cinta yang sejati. Tapi biarkan aku mencicipi cinta yang bukan sesaat. Biarkan aku berjuang dan bertahan di sana. Biarkan aku tersiksa untuk terus belajar bersetia. Aku rela tenggelam di sana, sebagaimana segelintir orang yang beruntung mendapatkannya.”

— Puthut EA, Cinta Tak Pernah Tepat Waktu, Share via Whatsapp