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Wilkie Collins, fully William Wilkie Collins

My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.

Chinese Proverbs

Love my house, love the crow on it.

Turkish Proverbs

Liar's candle will last till evening. (Meaning: Lies will work only for a limited time.)

Pablo Neruda, pen name for Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto

Come with me, I said, and no one knew where, or how my pain throbbed, no carnations or barcaroles for me, only a wound that love had opened. I said it again: Come with me, as if I was dying, and no one saw the moon that bled in my mouth or the blood that rose into the silence. O Love, now we can forget the star that has such thorns! That is why when I heard your voice repeat Come with me, it was as if you had let loose the grief, the love, the fury of a cork-trapped wine the geysers flooding from deep in its vault: in my mouth I felt the taste of fire again, of blood and carnations, of rock and scald.

Jean Baudrillard

For nothing can be greater than seduction itself, not even the order that destroys it.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, fully Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli

The vital breath gets conditioned or manacled by the bondage of name. It accepts the name as ‘I am’; this is the mistake. That which is deconditioned from name and form is ‘Paramatman’. That which is conditioned by the body, mind, name and form is called ‘jiva’. The language of the vital breath is mind, and the mind is the motive force for all activities.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, fully Franklin Delano Roosevelt, aka FDR

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.

Guiseppe Mazzini

The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family.

Guru Nanak

God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.

George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann or Marian Evans

A woman mixed of such fine elements

Alan Watts, fully Alan Wilson Watts

It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description.

Shannon L. Alder

Every writer dreams about the day they can step into their fiction and wander its hallways.

Sam Keen

As I give up explanations and theories I find I am able to develop a practice that allows me to live thankfully and joyfully in the presence of the ultimate mystery of death. The primary rule of this practice is?- when you meet a demon don?t run. Go toward the unacceptable thing.

Thomas Campbell

O'er Prague's proud arch the fires of ruin glow.

Logan Pearsall Smith

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.

Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

You cannot drop anything if there is a desire to gain something else; then that desire is again desire for happiness, pleasure. Be aware of the fact that both are one; pleasure and pain are one. Your interpretation differs, but the thing is always the same. This awareness of the fact becomes the dropping, the turning. And the soul, for the first time, realizes that it has never been identified with any object at all; it is the subjectivity.

Sammy Davis, Jr., born Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.

There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.

Shannon L. Alder

The actions of our closest friends say a lot about our character?what we overlook, what we contribute to and what is important to us when the world doesn?t take notice.

Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.

Charles Kuralt

It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.

Scottish Proverbs

Keep out o' his company that cracks o' his cheatery.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have withdrawn not only from men, but from affairs, especially from my own affairs; I am working for later generations, writing down some ideas that may be of assistance to them. There are certain wholesome counsels, which may be compared to prescriptions of useful drugs; these I am putting into writing; for I have found them helpful in ministering to my own sores, which, if not wholly cured, have at any rate ceased to spread.

Richard Whately

Children are the to-morrow of society.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We have the beginning of a new age. The earth 'gets a new skin.' Better still, it finds its soul.

W. Somerset Maugham, fully William Somerset Maugham

The crown of literature is poetry.