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Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead. After that my own rule is to let everything alone.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"

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But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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I shall look as if I were suffering. I shall look a little as if I were dying. It is like that. Do not come to see that. It is not worth the trouble.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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All men have the stars, but they are not the same things for different people.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.

Albert Einstein

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Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "Land of People"

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You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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If you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

"Forrest Gump"

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If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.

J. D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye"

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We came to realise - first with astonishment, then bitterness, and finally with indifference - that intellect apparently wasn't the most important thing... not ideas, but the system; not freedom, but drill. We had joined up with enthusiasm and with good will; but they did everything to knock that out of us.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"

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We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out... we creep in upon ourselves and with big eyes stare into the night... and thus we wait for morning.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"

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The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only one page.

Saint Augustine

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Mothers are all slightly insane.

J. D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye"

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Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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- Why are you drinking?
- So that I may forget.
- Forget what?
- Forget that I am ashamed.
- Ashamed of what?
- Ashamed of drinking!

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

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To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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- One day I saw the sunset forty-four times! You know, one loves the sunset, when one is so sad...
- Were you so sad, then? On the day of the forty-four sunsets?
But the Little Prince made no reply.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"

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It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"

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Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.

Erich Maria Remarque, "Arch of Triumph"

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Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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Famous phrases and popular quotes

Nevertheless he is the only one of them all who does not seem to me ridiculous. Perhaps that is because he is thinking of something else besides himself.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.

Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Maya Angelou

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Naaaaa, that's stupid... I'll do anyway.

"ALF"

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Empty spaces - what are we living for
Abandoned places - I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for...

"Queen"

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To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

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It is such a secret place, the land of tears.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss

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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin, "A Dance With Dragons"

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You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal — no one will see it. But when a button is missing — everyone sees that.

Erich Maria Remarque

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Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.

Mark Twain

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius

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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

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It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.

Erich Maria Remarque, "Three Comrades"

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Never judge a book by its cover.

Author unknown

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Conceited people never hear anything but praise.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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You move me to pity - you are so weak on this Earth made of granite.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.

Erich Maria Remarque, "Three Comrades"

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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

Mark Twain

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The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women merely adored.

Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband"

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You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.

Ayn Rand

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May the Force be with you.

"Star Wars"

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- Where are the people? It's a little lonely in the desert...
- It is lonely when you're among people, too...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"

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