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“And on the threshold of being no more I succeed in being another.”

— Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies, Share via Whatsapp

“I just hope I don t become so blissful I become boring. I think I ll always be neurotic enough to do something weird.”

— Kurt Cobain, Share via Whatsapp

“You feel like it’s going to rain.”

— Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education, Share via Whatsapp

“I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.”

— Bob Dylan, Share via Whatsapp

“... to be forceful was not the same as being powerful and to be gentle was not the same as being fragile...”

— Deborah Levy, Swimming Home, Share via Whatsapp

“Chemically, I m as off as I can be. But you fix me.”

— Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading, Share via Whatsapp

“They watched each other at times as a cat would watch a mouse, playfully but seriously. The inspector smiled and the teacher smiled back, and the cat in each smiled too.”

— George Lamming, In the Castle of My Skin, Share via Whatsapp

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

— William Faulkner, Share via Whatsapp

“There s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn t be half so interesting.”

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Share via Whatsapp

“I ve always been very confident in my immaturity.”

— Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire, Share via Whatsapp

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”

— Beatrix Potter, Share via Whatsapp

“I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.”

— Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self, Share via Whatsapp

“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the creative temperament --it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again. No--Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Share via Whatsapp

“Every instinct that is found in any man is in all men. The strength of the emotion may not be so overpowering, the barriers against possession not so insurmountable, the urge to accomplish the desire less keen. With some, inhibitions and urges may be neutralized by other tendencies. But with every being the primal emotions are there. All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”

— Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life, Share via Whatsapp

“Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler. Kelsier: Ah, but being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I m far more than just a mild annoyance--people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?”

— Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire, Share via Whatsapp

“I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.”

— Kurt Cobain, Journals, Share via Whatsapp

“How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied--or, for that matter, awarded--because someone failed to see you properly? How many friends have you lost, how many have you gained, because they glimpsed some element of your personality that shone through for only an instant, and in circumstances you could never reproduce? An illusion of water shimmering at the far bend of a highway.”

— Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer, Share via Whatsapp