If trouble comes when you least expect it, then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.” — Cormac McCarthy (from The Road)

“Memory: Recognizing the value of an alert mind and an alert memory, I will encourage mine to become alert by taking care to impress it clearly with all thoughts I wish to recall and by associating those thoughts with related subjects which I may call to mind frequently.” — Bruce Lee

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” — Charles Bukowski

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” — Aldous Huxley

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”  — President Theodore Roosevelt or possibly Dwight Edwards (I remain thoroughly skeptical.) Nonetheless, those that frequently compare themselves to others are often found to be the most unhappy people according to a significant amount of psychology research. While the wording is eloquent, the precise way we word this sentiment and author are not very important for our purposes. Furthermore, no offense to the man, but who the fuck is Dwight Edwards? 

There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury.