"Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries." - Moby Dick (which I am not reading), found in and stolen from Paper Covers Rock (which I read twice in one week).
“Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.” - Jasper Fforde
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire
"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong." - Swami Vivekanada (who has an awesome name)
"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong." - Oscar Wilde
Update: The Event has been set for October 22nd.