Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.

There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.

Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.

If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book.

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.

I mean, you could claim that anything is real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody has proved it doesn't exist.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.