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Inspirational, funny, and meaningful quotes from popular movies, TV shows, and books.

For Those Who Still Believe

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“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
The Polar Express

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They’re Burning All the Witches

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“If a man talks shit then I owe him nothing.”
–Taylor Swift, “I Did Something Bad”

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10 Awesome Quotes from Mark Twain

Today marks the 183rd birthday of American author, Mark Twain. Best known for writing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain was born and raised in Missouri where he worked as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River.

His wit and satire got him far in life, earning praise from critics and peers, as well as presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty.

Often referred to as “the greatest humorist this country has produced”, and even called “the father of American literature” by one William Faulkner, Twain has a litany of wisdom in his repertoire. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that the man had a way with words…

In honor of his birthday, here are 10 great quotes by Mark Twain!

10 Awesome Quotes from Mark Twain

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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

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“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

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“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

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Do You Ever Wonder What We Could Have Been?

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“But your mind plays tricks with distance
Always makes things feel unfinished.
I miss you more than I loved you.”
Katy Perry, “Miss You More”

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You Will Be Found

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“Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need a friend to carry you
When you’re broken on on the ground
You will be found.”
–Dear Evan Hansen

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Girl, All You Got to Say Is…

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“My name is NO
My sign is NO
My number is NO
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no.”
–Meghan Trainor, “No”

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I’m the Real Article

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“…Cause I’m the real article. What you see is what you get.”
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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10 Literary Quotes about Gratitude

We’re a mere couple weeks away from Thanksgiving…and in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget the reason for the season.

If you’ve just been on overdrive these last few weeks, take a moment and enjoy these gratitude quotes, pulled from a few famous authors and books. Use them on your Thanksgiving table or hang them on your wall as a reminder to be thankful for what you have, what you’ve learned and every little experience that has brought you here.

10 Literary Quotes about Gratitude

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody…even one’s own relations.
–Oscar Wilde

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…my wealth is not possession, but enjoyment.
–Henry David Thoreau

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Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
–W.T. Purkiser

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.
–Alphonse Karr

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–Roy T. Bennett

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
–Maya Angelou

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
–Neal A. Maxwell

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Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.
–Steve Maraboli

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The Magic of Movies

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“Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative.”
Scream

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20 Terrifying Lines from Literature

Have you ever come across a line in a book that just shakes you to your core? Maybe it gets under your skin and sits there, tickling the back of your neck…or maybe it haunts you with memories of something past, or something gone, or something to come…

Lucky for you, I’ve collected a handful of good ones just in time for Halloween! From the age-old wisdom of Alfred Lord Tennyson to the sage words of Stephen King, here are 20 terrifying lines from literature.

20 Terrifying Lines from Literature

The man screamed and clawed frantically, like a drowning swimmer. The screaming filled the universe.
–Ray Bradbury, Kaleidoscope

flynn–Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London that a young, healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or broiled.
–Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal

The last man on earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.
–Fredric Brown, Knock

I thought that Mr. Clutter was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the moment that I cut his throat.
–Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

stair–Hughes Mearns, Antigonish

Since it’s Sunday and it’s stopped raining, I think I’ll take a bouquet of roses to my grave.
–Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Someone Has Been Disarranging These Roses

You can’t run away from this. The evil is already inside you.
–Danielle Vega, The Merciless III

monsters–Stephen King, The Shining

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.
–Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil.
–Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

death–Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.
–Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

I lay in bed and thought about how easy it was to hurt a person. It didn’t have to be physical. All you had to do was take a good hard kick at something they cared about.
–Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape.
–Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Do not expect me to wish you health and long life. You will have neither. But that is not my doing. I merely foretell.
–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

empty–Christopher Pike, The Wicked Heart

Here is a small fact: You are going to die.
–Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

‘I swear on my mother’s grave.’
‘Does she have a grave?’ asked Coraline.
‘Oh yes,’ said the other mother. ‘I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.’
–Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Chanted loudly, chanted lowly
Till her blood was frozen slowly
And her eyes were darken’d wholly.
–Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott

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