Literature’s Life Lessons

No. 50

The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths – Ken Kesey

No. 49

“The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.” -Woody Allen

No. 48

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” – Hunter S. Thompson 

No. 47

“Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.”
Norman Mailer

No. 45

“I don’t think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.”
Norman Mailer

No. 44

Hey, don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love”- Woody Allen

No. 43

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. ” – Woody Allen

No. 42

“The truth doesn’t have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy.”- Ken Kesey 

No. 40

“It’s a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.” – Brother where art thou 

No. 39

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald 

No. 38

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

No. 37

“People never notice anything” – JD Salinger 

No. 36

“People Never notice anything” – JD Salinger

No. 35

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon

No. 34

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

No. 33

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind” – Marcel Proust

No. 32

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

No. 31

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” – Allen Ginsberg

No. 30

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” – Hunter S. Thompson

No. 29

“Nothing is guaranteed to last, so you should just enjoy it as it happens” – Damien Chazelle

No. 28

“I don’t think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.” – Norman Mailer

No. 27

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
― Oscar Wilde

No. 26

“Love is the answer. But while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.” – Woody Allen

No. 25

“Fear is the condom of life. It doesn’t allow you to enjoy things.” – Alejandro González Iñárritu

No. 24

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

No. 23

“Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.” – Ken Kesey 

No. 22

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway 

No. 21

“Nothing is more revealing of ones own character than searching for weakness in others and attacking it” – The Shrimp

No. 20

“We are merely an accumulation of the media we continually consume” – The Shrimp

No. 18

” Tv’s “real” agenda is to be “liked,” because if you like what you’re seeing, you’ll stay tuned. tv is completely unabashed about this; it’s its sole raison.” – David Foster Wallace

No. 17

“Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride” – Hunter S Thompson

No. 16

“Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.” – Joseph Heller

No. 15

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” – Jack Kerouac 

No. 14

“Its the quality of ones convictions that determines success not the number of ones followers” – J.K. Rowling

No. 13

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” – Herman Hesse

No. 12

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

No. 11

“Mankind kills themselves over the idea of a singular happiness when in reality happiness is as diverse as the routes it takes to attain it.” – The Shrimp

No. 10

“But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.” – Ken Kesey

No. 9

“I had nothing to offer anybody but my own confusion. ” – Jack Kerouac

No. 8

“I think the scariest part about life is that you could die tomorrow choking on an Apple that you only ate in an effort to begin eating healthier” – The Shrimp

No. 7

“Yossarian was in love with the maid in the lime colored panties because she seemed to be the only woman left he could make love to without falling in love with” – Joseph Heller, Catch 22

No. 6

“Time is but a river flowing from our past” – Guillermo Del Torro “Shape of water”

No. 5

“Success doesn’t mean anything except you are successful. Success is not happiness. Money isn’t life’s report card” – Greta Gerwig, Ladybird

No. 4

“I’ll no doubt just continue stumbling and bumbling through life, putting myself in precarious positions eventually falling on my back dead in a ditch or into a loved ones arms” -The Shrimp

No. 3

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.” – Allen Ginsberg

No. 2

“Life sucks, then you die”

-The Shrimp


“Theres no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.”

– Hunter S. Thompson

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