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Machado de Assis

  • "Os adjetivos passam, e os substantivos ficam".

Dalai Lama

  • "Dê a quem você ama: asas para voar, raízes para voltar e motivos para ficar".

Roald Dahl

  • "If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
  • “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

Charlotte Eriksson

  • “Take a shower. Wash away every trace of yesterday. Of smells. Of weary skin. Get dressed. Make coffee, windows open, the sun shining through. Hold the cup with two hands and notice that you feel the feeling of warmth. 
 You still feel warmth.
Now sit down and get to work. Keep your mind sharp, head on, eyes on the page and if small thoughts of worries fight their ways into your consciousness: threw them off like fires in the night and keep your eyes on the track. Nothing but the task in front of you.

Get off your chair in the middle of the day. Put on your shoes and take a long walk on open streets around people. Notice how they’re all walking, in a hurry, or slowly. Smiling, laughing, or eyes straight forward, hurried to get to wherever they’re going. And notice how you’re just one of them. Not more, not less. Find comfort in the way you’re just one in the crowd. Your worries: no more, no less.

Go back home. Take the long way just to not pass the liquor store. Don’t buy the cigarettes. Go straight home. Take off your shoes. Wash your hands. Your face. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. It’s still beating. Still fighting. Now get back to work.
Work with your mind sharp and eyes focused and if any thoughts of worries or hate or sadness creep their ways around, shake them off like a runner in the night for you own your mind, and you need to tame it. Focus. Keep it sharp on track, nothing but the task in front of you. Work until your eyes are tired and head is heavy, and keep working even after that.

Then take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. 
You’re doing just fine.
You’re doing fine.

I’m doing just fine.”

Horace Walpole

  • "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think".

Charles Morgan

  • "There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder."

Dale Carnegie

  • "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness."

Meg Cabot

  • “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”

Roman Payne

  • “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”

Edgar Allan Poe

  • “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
  • “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
  • "Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”
  • “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
  • “The best things in life make you sweaty.”

Oscar Wilde

  • "I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person".

George Calin

  • “If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten”.

Lemony Snicket

  • “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”
  • “When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce

  • "To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong".

Anais Nin

  • I am only responsible for my own heart. You offered yours up for the smashing, my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ".

C.S. Lewis

  • “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
  • “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
  • “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
  • “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
  • “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
  • “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

Bon Jovi

  • "Map out your future, but do it in pencil".

Martha Washington

  • “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

Josephine Hart

  • "Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive".

Dr. Seuss

  • "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own and you know what you know, and you are the one who'll decide where to go".

Louise Hay

  • “Somewhere, someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.”

Deepak Chopra

  • "Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”

Gilda Radner

  • "I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

Kate Moss

  • "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels".

Jillian Medoff

  • "My only relief is to sleep. When I’m sleeping, I’m not sad, I’m not angry, I’m not lonely, I’m nothing."

Danielle LaPorte

  • "Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."

Sylvia Plath

  • “I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.”

The Eagles

  • "Some dance to remember, some dance to forget".

James Crook

  • “The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

Agatha Christie

  • "I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all, I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”


  • "Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."

James Frey

  • "I used to think I was tough, but then I realized I wasn’t. I was fragile and I wore thick fucking armor. And I hurt people so they couldn’t hurt me. And I thought that was what being tough was, but it isn’t".

E.E. Cummings

  • “Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.”
  • “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
  • "Unbeing dead isn't being alive.”
  • "The earth laughs in flowers".

Gillian Flynn

  • "Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl. Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)"

Matt Bellamy

  • "I prefer music that invents a universe".

Warsan Shire

  • "The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world."

Albert Einstein

  • “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
  • “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
  • “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Caio Fernando Abreu

  • "Está ficando tarde, e eu tenho medo de ter desaprendido o jeito. É muito difícil ficar adulto."

Susan Sontag

  • “Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”

Mark Amend

  • "Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes."

Charles Bukowski

  • “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
  • "The shoulder blades sticking out as if they wanted to grow wings through that skin. Little blades, she was helpless."

Laura Wiess

  • "Sometimes the hardest people to love are the ones who need it the most."


  • "Uma mulher bonita não é aquela de quem se elogiam as pernas ou os braços, mas aquela cuja inteira aparência é de tal beleza que não deixa possibilidades para admirar as partes isoladas".

Arundhati Roy

  • “When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
  • “She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims...”
  • “I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me.”

Mário Quintana

  • "Há noites que eu não posso dormir de remorso por tudo o que eu deixei de cometer".
  • “O pior dos problemas da gente é que ninguém tem nada com isso.”
  • “O segredo é não correr atrás das borboletas... É cuidar do jardim para que elas venham até você".
  • “A maior dor do vento é não ser colorido.”
  • "Poeminha do Contra: Todos estes que aí estão/Atravancando o meu caminho,/Eles passarão/Eu passarinho!"


  • "Amizades são como títulos honoríficos: quanto mais velhos, mais valiosos!"

Frederick Buechner

  • "You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world, but a world lives in you".

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • “It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.”
  • "'People have forgotten this truth', the fox said. 'But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed'".
  • "I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies".
  • "You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you".

George Bernard Shaw

  • "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself".

G.K. Chesterston

  • “There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”
  • “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
  • “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
  • “I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
  • “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”

Austin Nichols

  • "Real dreamers dream with their eyes open."
  • "I believe in the healing power of the arts, and whenever anyone can bring art into anyone's life, it's a special thing".


  • "A lei da mente é implacável. O que você pensa, você cria; O que você sente, você atrai; O que você acredita, torna-se realidade".

Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Without music, life would be a mistake.”
  • “I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”
  • “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

Nicole Krauss

  • “…there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”

William Goldman

  • "Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high."

Paulo Leminski

  • "Repara bem no que eu não digo".

J.M. Barrie

  • “The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
  • “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
  • “I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!”

Jack Kerouac

  • “It all ends in tears anyway".
  • “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.”
  • "But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'".
  • "I saw that my life was a vast glimmering empty page and I could do anything I wanted".
  • “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
  • “I was surprised, as always, be how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”
  • "I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”

Regina Spektor

  • "I'm the hero of the story, don't need to be saved".

Sylvain Reynard

  • "I've always had a terrible weakness for beautiful but sad things"

Walt Disney

  • "‎She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn't come along, she went over to the palace and got him." (about Cinderella)

Claude Monet

  • "Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it."


  • "Mirror, mirror, on my wall, I just want to be thin, pretty and tall. Mirror, mirror, if I change my hair, maybe someone will start to care? Mirror, mirror, if I starve myself, at least I'll be beautiful, forget my health. Mirror, mirror, if I cut my wrist, will I feel like I exist? Mirror, mirror, don't you see? What you show is ruining me. For far too long it had watched her cry, so the mirror decided to reply: 'What you think you see? It isn't true. This misery is found inside of you. Don't lock yourself in a broken soul, or I promise you one day, you'll lose all control".

Neil Gaiman

  • “She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.”
  • "Se você quiser. Sou um poema, ou um padrão, ou uma raça cujo mundo não foi tragado pelo mar."

Zoolander (filme)

  • "I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is".

Paulo Coelho

  • "Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you are bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have courage to complain, that's their problem".

Rabindranath Tagore

  • “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”

Autor Desconhecido:

  • "And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music."
  • "Home is where the dogs are".
  • "Good people bring out the good in other people".
  • "I'm not beautiful like you. I'm beautiful like me".
  • "Ou soma, ou some..."
  • "You're never fully dressed without a smile".
  • "They promised dreams come true. But they forgot to mention nightmares are dreams too".
  • "Some people are so poor, all they have is money".
  • "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone".
  • "If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die."
  • "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind".
  • "You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don’t".
  • "Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and I promise something great will come of it".
  • "A vida é curta demais para viver o mesmo dia duas vezes".
  • "I hope you fall in love with someone who makes you question why you ever thought you would be better off alone".
  • "Some people have nothing to say because they're too empty. Some people have nothing to say because they're too full".
  • "Be not inhospitable to strangers; lest they be angels in disguise".
  • "How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward".
  • "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen".
  • "As mulheres perdidas são as mais procuradas".
  • "There is a big difference between recognizing mistakes and regretting them. I have made a lot of mistakes. But I regret very few of them, because mistakes are part of what got me to where I am now."
  • "Walk before you run".
  • "Once you've accepted your flaws no one can use them against you".
  • "Sometimes the wrong choices take us to the right places".
  • "The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do".
  • "Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you're alive".
  • "Find what you love and let it kill you"
  • "People don't die from suicide; they die from sadness".
  • "You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret."
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