• "A vitalidade não se revela apenas na capacidade de persistir, mas também na de começar tudo de novo." ― Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  • "Somente quando os oprimidos descobrem, nitidamente, o opressor, e se engajam na luta organizada por sua libertação, começam a crer em si mesmos, superando, assim, sua "convivência" com o regime opressor." ― Paulo Freire.
  • “I had kind of a midlife crisis at twenty which probably doesn’t augur well for my longevity” ― David Foster Wallace.
  • “It's all a question of imagination. Our responsibility begins with the power to imagine. It's just as Yeats said: In dreams begin responsibility. Turn this on its head and you could say that where there's no power to imagine, no responsibility can arise. Just as we see with Eichmann.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore.
  • "“Perhaps,” Oshima says, as if fed up. “Perhaps most people in the world aren’t trying to be free, Kafka. They just think they are. It’s all an illusion. If they really were set free, most people would be in a real bind. You’d better remember that. People actually prefer not being free.” “Including you?” “Yeah. I prefer being unfree, too. Up to a point. Jean-Jacques Rousseau defined civilization as when people build fences. A very perceptive observation. And it’s true—all civilization is the product of a fenced-in lack of freedom.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore.
  • “Grammar is like the air: someone higher up might try to set rules for its use, but people won't necessarily follow them.” ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
  • "The only thing an old man can tell a young man is that it goes fast, real fast, and if you're not careful, it's too late. Of course, the young man will never understand this truth." Norm Macdonald.