The Best Literature Quotes

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    A Favorite of 386 users

    Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Chops"
    because that was the name of his dog
    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and a gold star
    And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
    and read it to his aunts
    That was the year that Father Tracy
    took all the kids to the zoo
    And he let them sing on the bus
    And his little sister was born
    with tiny toenails and no hair
    And his mother and father kissed a lot
    And the girl around the corner sent him a
    valentine signed with a row of X's
    and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
    And his father always tucked him in bed at night
    And was always there to do it

    Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Autumn"
    because that was the name of the season
    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and asked him to write more clearly
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because of its new paint
    And the kids told him
    that Father Tracy smoked cigars
    And left butts on the pews
    And sometimes they would burn holes
    That was the year his sister got glasses
    with thick lenses and black frames
    And the girl around the corner laughed
    when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
    And the kids told him why
    his mother and father kissed a lot
    And his father never tucked him in bed at night
    And his father got mad
    when he cried for him to do it.

    Once on a paper torn from his notebook
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Innocence: A Question"
    because that was the question about his girl
    And that's what it was all about
    And his professor gave him an A
    and a strange steady look
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because he never showed her
    That was the year that Father Tracy died
    And he forgot how the end
    of the Apostle's Creed went
    And he caught his sister making out on the back porch
    And his mother and father never kissed
    or even talked
    And the girl around the corner
    wore too much makeup
    That made him cough when he kissed her
    but he kissed her anyway
    because that was the thing to do
    And at three A.M. he tucked himself into bed
    his father snoring soundly

    That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
    he tried another poem
    And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
    Because that's what it was really all about
    And he gave himself an A
    and a slash on each damned wrist
    And he hung it on the bathroom door
    because this time he didn't think
    he could reach the kitchen.

    More than 10 years ago by I_made_the_devil_cry  ID#:15312
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    A Favorite of 185 users

    Scars remind us that the past was real...

    More than 10 years ago by alekiz  ID#:8441
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    A Favorite of 130 users

    Romeo and Juliet is probably one of the worst books to teach a ninth grader.

    It sends this message: Oh! My parents don't like my boyfriend lets go kill ourselves!!

    More than 5 years ago by Kaori  ID#:42923
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    A Favorite of 127 users

    I speak three languages fluently: Smartass, Sarcasm, and Profanity.

    More than a year ago by lillmunch  ID#:365773
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    A Favorite of 114 users

    Why do you think people like reading and playing video games so much? Perhaps it is because, if just for a moment, they get to live in a different world.

    More than 5 years ago by Alexmb7  ID#:60341
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    A Favorite of 110 users

    "The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."

    "...to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."

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

    "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our Abilities"

    "Understanding is the first step to Acceptance, and only with Acceptance, can their be Recovery"

    "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of places...one only needs to remember, to turn on the light"....

    "You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?....You know, Harry, in a way, you did see your father last night....You found him inside yourself."

    -Great Advice From The Harry Potter Books

    More than 5 years ago by Stitch  ID#:156124
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    A Favorite of 104 users

    "When he shall die
    Take him and cut him out in little stars
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with the night...."

    More than 10 years ago by magpie  ID#:4112
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    A Favorite of 96 users

    10 lies they tell in high school-
    1. we are here to help you
    2. you will have enough time to get to your class before the bell rings
    3. the dress code will be inforced
    4. no smoking is allowed on school grounds
    5. our football team will win the championship this year
    6. we expect more from you here
    7. guidance counselors are always available to listen
    8. your schedule was created with your needs in mind
    9. your locker combination is private
    10. these will be the years you look bck on fondly.

    More than 5 years ago by rememberme  ID#:38400
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    A Favorite of 95 users

    Never say goodbye
    because goodbye means going away
    and going away means forgetting

    More than 5 years ago by ILoveYou05  ID#:153832
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    A Favorite of 89 users

    What's in a name? That with we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.

    More than 10 years ago by SparklingDiamond  ID#:4053
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