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"I choose the labyrinth." - John Green

"A labyrinth of symbols... An invisible labyrinth of time." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Every labyrinth has its minotaur" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Is the labyrinth living or dying?" - John Green

"The labyrinth blows, but I choose it." - John Green

"Politics are a labyrinth without a clue." - John Adams

"I think Pans Labyrinth is genius." - Joe Dante

"I think 'Pan's Labyrinth' is genius." - Joe Dante

"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth..." - John Green

"And I wrote my way out of the labyrinth." - John Green

"It only takes two facing mirrors to build a labyrinth." - Jorge Luis Borges

"We had to forgive to survive the labyrinth" - John Green

"The minotaur more than justifies the existence of the labyrinth." - Jorge Luis Borges

"How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?" - John Green

"had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth." - John Green

"Threads snap. You would lose your way in the labyrinth." - Oscar Wilde

"The minotaur more than justifies the existence of the labyrinth ." - Jorge Luis Borges

"How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"I'm a nerdy, geeky fan of' Labyrinth' and 'Dark Crystal'." - Neil Patrick Harris

"I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Love is a labyrinth of misunderstandings whose way out doesn't exist." - Jacques-Alain Miller

"But to Lord Peter the world presented itself as an entertaining labyrinth of side-issues" - Dorothy L Sayers

"There's your labyrinth of suffering. We are all going. Find your way out of that maze." - John Green

"Love is a labyrinth of misunderstandings whose way out does' exist." - Jacques-Alain Miller

"Meditative prayer like that we experienced in the labyrinth resonates with hearts of emerging generations." - Dan Kimball

"Tumbling into a dark, Lewis Carroll labyrinth of filth, pursuing a white rabbit of smut!" - Russell Brand

"A labyrinth, when it is big enough, is just the world." - Catherynne M Valente

"They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night." - Joseph Joubert

"Lips in whose rosy labyrinth, when she smiled, the soul was lost." - Thomas Moore

"For you know that I myself am a labyrinth, where one easily gets lost." - Charles Perrault

"Underneath Day's azure eyes, Ocean's nursling, Venice lies, A peopled labyrinth of walls, Amphitrite's destined halls" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth" - Simon Bolivar

"The only person who can solve the labyrinth of yourself is You." - Jeremy Denk

"Give me a labyrinth to walk and I can usually free my mind." - Pam Houston

"My greater simplicity came from a deeper level than the labyrinth of the brain." - Northrop Frye

"Who can set us straight in our labyrinth from the mazes of his own?" - Henry S Haskins

"The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive." - John Green

"There's no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one." - Jorge Luis Borges

"London is a labyrinth, half of stone and half of flesh." - Peter Ackroyd

"What a bog and labyrinth the human essence is... We are all overbrained and overemotioned." - Barry Hannah

"After all this time, it seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out- but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it." - John Green

"I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future . . . I felt myself to be, for an unknown period of time, an abstract perceiver of the world." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Things outside you are projections of what's inside you, and what's inside you is a projection of what's outside. So when you step into the labyrinth outside you, at the same time you're stepping into the labyrinth inside." - Haruki Murakami

"What man does not know, Or has not thought of, Wanders in the night Through the labyrinth of the mind." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" In reality, "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" were probably not Simon Bolivar's last words (although he did, historically, say them). His last words may have been "Jose! Bring the luggage. They do not want us here." The significant source for "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" is also Alaska's source, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The General in his Labyrinth." - John Green

"It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you." - John Green

"I know there is no straight road No straight road in this world Only a giant labyrinth Of intersecting crossroads" - Federico Garcia Lorca

"Philosophy became a gloomy science, in the labyrinth of which people vainly tried to find the exit, called The Truth." - Edward Joseph Schwartz

"There should always be in sight the draw - a kind of a beacon that draws you on through the labyrinth." - Stewart Brand

"The worst labyrinth is not that intricate form that can entrap us forever, but a single and precise straight line" - Jorge Luis Borges

"Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls his watery labyrinth, which whoso drinks forgets both joy and grief." - John Milton

"Poetry is the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth of despair and into the light." - Gregory Orr

"Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you lose your way." - Francis Bacon

"Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape-the world or the end of it?" - John Green

"Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal" - Pierre Boulez

"I was born into Bolivar's labyrinth, and so I must believe in the hope of Rabelais' Great Perhaps." - John Green

"A man in his own secret meditation / Is lost amid the labyrinth that he has made / In art or politics." - William Butler Yeats

"To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the labyrinth of uncertainty, has been always a delicious employment of the poets" - Samuel Johnson

"going into a cave might be like going inside one's own mind, crawling around in the pitch-black, nook-and-crannied labyrinth of the human psyche." - Barbara Hurd

"If grammar is medicine, then Roy Clark gives us the spoonful of sugar to help it go down. A wonderful tour through the labyrinth of language." - Anne Hull

"Time passes cold and indifferent over us; it knows nothing of our joys or sorrows; it leads us with ice-cold hand deeper and deeper into the labyrinth." - Johann Ludwig Tieck

"The first path a human being ever travels is the path that leads out of the maternal womb. Every human being's first labyrinth is that of a woman." - Jacques Attali

"Let's make a deal: You figure out what the labyrinth is and how to get out of it, and i'll get you laid. -Alaska Young" - John Green

"How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" to a margin note written in her loop-heavy cursive: Straight & Fast." - John Green

"He's complicated and complex, a labyrinth I want to lose myself in. He's my fighter, and I really want to fight to be with him." - Katy Evans

"To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the labyrinth of uncertainty, has been always a delicious employment of the poets." - Samuel Johnson

"An index is a necessary implement. Without this, a large author is but a labyrinth without a clue to direct the readers within." - Thomas Fuller

"Time passes cold and indifferent over us; it knows nothing of our joys or sorrows; it leads us with ice-cold hand deeper and deeper into the labyrinth." - Ludwig Tieck

"To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing." - Marcel Duchamp

"Chiron insisted that we talk about the Labyrinth in the morning which is like 'Hey, your life's in mortal danger. Sleep tight!" - Rick Riordan

"Where he had failed, I would triumph. Where he had lost his way, I would find the path out of the labyrinth." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"That's the mystery, isn't it? Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape-the world or the end of it?" - John Green

"The labyrinth of Ephebe is ancient and full of one hundred and one amazing things you can do with hidden springs, razor-sharp knives, and falling rocks." - Terry Pratchett

"A labyrinth is a symbolic journey . . . but it is a map we can really walk on, blurring the difference between map and world." - Rebecca Solnit

"The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ." - Norman Vincent Peale

"I always used to watch 'Labyrinth' and 'The Neverending Story.' Those were like my two favorite movies that I would watch over and over and over again." - Vanessa Hudgens

"With a labyrinth, you make a choice to go in - and once you've chosen, around and around you go. But you always find your way to the center." - Jeff Bridges

"The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage." - P J Orourke

"It will be easy for us once we receive the ball of yarn from Ariadne (love) and then go through all the mazes of the labyrinth (life) and kill the monster. But how many are there who plunge into life (the labyrinth) without taking that precaution?" - Soren Kierkegaard

"The poet Marianne Moore famously wrote of 'real toads in imaginary gardens,' and the labyrinth offers us the possibility of being real creatures in symbolic space...In such spaces as the labyrinth we cross over [between real and imaginary spaces]; we are really travelling, even if the destination is only symbolic." - Rebecca Solnit

"It will be easy for us once we receive the ball of yarn from Ariadne (love) and then go through all the mazes of the labyrinth (life) and kill the monster. But how many are there who plunge into life (the labyrinth) without taking that precaution?" - Soren Kierkegaard

"It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?" - John Green

"Wir tappen im Labyrinth unsers Lebenswandels und im Dunkel unserer Forschungen umher: helleAugenblicke erleuchten dabei wie Blitze unsernWeg. We grope about in the labyrinth of our life and in the obscurity of our investigations; bright moments illuminate our path like flashes of lightning." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"the translator, a lonely sort of acrobat, becomes confused in a labyrinth of paradox, or climbs a pyramid of dependent clauses and has to invent a way down from it in his own language." - Lydia Davis

"Pan's Labyrinth works on so many levels that it seems to change shape even as you watch it. It is, at times, a joyless picture, and its pall of sadness can begin to weigh you down." - Stephanie Zacharek

"The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is like the greatest, most fantastic library you could ever imagine. Its a labyrinth of books with tunnels, bridges, arches, secret sections - and its hidden inside an old palace in the old city of Barcelona." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"If string theory is right, the microscopic fabric of our universe is a richly intertwined multidimensional labyrinth within which the strings of the universe endlessly twist and vibrate, rhythmically beating out the laws of the cosmos." - Brian Greene

"Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust." - Audrey Niffenegger

"Tengo could hardly believe it- that in this frantic, labyrinth-like world, two people's hearts- a boy's and a girl's- could be connected, unchanged, even though they hadn't seen each other for twenty years." - Haruki Murakami

"A man sets himself the task of portraying the world. Shortly before he dies he discovers that this patient labyrinth of lines is a drawing of his own face." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed." - Stanislaw Lem

"Whoever has the desire to pursue philosophy correctly should look to Nature's Archetype in every matter, so that by taking up Ariadne's thread in her intricate labyrinth he may keep himself safe and secure from wrong turns and deviant paths." - Athanasius Kircher

"Hope is an essential thread in the fabric of all fantasies, an Ariadne's thread to guide us out of the labyrinth ... Human beings have always needed hope, and surely now more than ever." - Lloyd Alexander

"Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth." - Pope Francis

"He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life." - Victor Hugo

"What is grief? It is an obscure labyrinth into which God leads man, that be may be experienced in life, that he may remember his faults and abjure them, that he may appreciate the calm which virtue gives." - Leopold Scheffer

"It's only the sea," said Moomintroll. "Every wave that dies on the beach sings a little song to a shell. But you must' go inside because it's a labyrinth and you may never come out again." - Tove Jansson

"I looked up towards the immensity of the labyrinth. "How does one choose a single book among so many?" Isaac shrugged his shoulders. 'Some like to believe it's the book that chooses the person...destiny, in other words." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Any writer of any worth at all hopes to play only a pocket-torch of light - and rarely, through genius, a sudden flambeau - into the bloody yet beautiful labyrinth of human experience, of being." - Nadine Gordimer

"They don't produce anything. All they do is guide you through the labyrinth of the legal system that they created - and they keep changing it just in case you start to catch on." - Ian Shoales

"I still think that maybe the "afterlife" is just something we made up to ease the pain of loss, to make our time in the labyrinth bearable. Maybe we are just matter, and matter gets recycled" - John Green

"You can memorize your way through a labyrinth if it is simple enough and you have the time and urge to escape. But the learning is of no use for the next time when the exit will be differently placed." - David Hawkins

"Loving another person is a wonderful thing, and if that love is sincere, no one ends up tossed into a labyrinth. You have to have more faith in yourself." - Haruki Murakami

"It's only the sea,' said Moomintroll. 'Every wave that dies on the beach sings a little song to a shell. But you mustn't go inside because it's a labyrinth and you may never come out again." - Tove Jansson

"In the labyrinth of a difficult text, we find unmarked forks in the path, detours, blind alleys, loops that deliver us back to our point of entry, and finally the monster who whispers an unintelligible truth in our ears." - Mason Cooley

"Without the errors, wrong turns and blind alleys, without the doubling back and misdirection and fumbling and chance discoveries, there was not one bit of joy in walking the labyrinth." - William Least Heat-Moon

"Progress was a labyrinth ... people plunging blindly in and then rushing wildly back, shouting that they had found it ... the invisible king-the elan vital-the principle of evolution ... writing a book, starting a war, founding a school..." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"He was trying to gather up the scarlet threads of life and weave them into a pattern; to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering." - Oscar Wilde

"I think the labyrinth is an interesting metaphor for our lives as musicians. We're always being drawn toward the center of it because that's where the mystery is. What is music? It's a journey." - Sting

"There are things roaming around inside my head as clever as Theseus in the Labyrinth. It's just that nobody ever gave them the necessary piece of string, so they'll never find their way out." - Geraldine McCaughrean

"He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life." - Victor Hugo

"Le lecteur, lui non plus, ne voit pas les choses du dehors. Il est dans le labyrinthe aussi. The reader [as well as the main character] does not view the work from outside. He too is in the labyrinth." - Alain Robbe-Grillet

"The House Rules Committee is perhaps the free world's outstanding bureaucratic abomination - a tiny, airless closet deep in the labyrinth of the Capitol where some of the very meanest people on earth spend their days cleaning democracy like a fish." - Matt Taibbi

"The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is like the greatest, most fantastic library you could ever imagine. It's a labyrinth of books with tunnels, bridges, arches, secret sections - and it's hidden inside an old palace in the old city of Barcelona." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"I loved 'Pan's Labyrinth.' It transported me into another world. I like fantasy worlds; I love 'Lord of the Rings' as well, for that reason, because you really get to get out of reality and go somewhere else." - Malin Akerman

"It's so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth." - Nanette Lepore

"I thought Pan's Labyrinth was one of the greatest films I've ever seen, just pure artistry. Guillermo Del Toro is just really something, this guy. And he's a real mensch: down-to-earth, funny, huggy, and terrific." - Jeffrey Tambor

"She said, "It's not life or death, the labyrinth." "Um, okay. So what is it?" "Suffering," she said. "Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?... Nothing's wrong. But there's always suffering, Pudge. Homework or malaria or having a boyfriend who lives far away when there's a good-looking boy lying next to you. Suffering is universal. It's the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about." - John Green

"Today, when we look at a brain, we see an intricate network of billions of neurons in constant, crackling communication, a chemical labyrinth that senses the world outside and within, produces love and sorrow, keeps our hearts beating and lungs breathing, composes our thoughts, and constructs our consciousness." - Carl Zimmer

"A studio is an absolute labyrinth of possibilities - this is why records take so long to make because there are millions of permutations of things you can do. The most useful thing you can do is to get rid of some of those options before you start" - Brian Eno

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth... I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish." - Marcel Marceau

"The Bible is the light of my understanding, the joy of my heart, the fullness of my hope, the clarified of my affections, the mirror of my thoughts, the consoler of my sorrows, the guide of my soul through this gloomy labyrinth of time, the telescope went from heaven to reveal to the eye of man the amazing glories of the far distant world." - William Jones

"I feel anxious for the fate of our monarchy, or democracy, or whatever is to take place. I soon get lost in a labyrinth of perplexities; but, whatever occurs, may justice and righteousness be the stability of our times, and order arise out of confusion. Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." - Abigail Adams

"The most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would find only disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is self-mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, as instinct." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"John Green has written a powerful novel-one that plunges headlong into the labyrinth of life, love, and the mysteries of being human. This is a book that will touch your life, so don't read it sitting down. Stand up, and take a step into the Great Perhaps." - KL Going

"Name me any liquid except our own blood that flows more intimately and incessantly through the labyrinth of symbols we have conceived to make our status as human beings, from the rudest peasant festival to the mystery of the Eucharist. To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history." - Clifton Fadiman

"London' is a gallery of sensation of impressions. It is a history of London in a thematic rather than a chronological sense with chapters of the history of smells, the history of silence, and the history of light. I have described the book as a labyrinth, and in that sense in complements my description of London itself." - Peter Ackroyd

"Sometimes you wish you could go back and ask your teachers again to guide you; but up there onstage, exactly where they always wanted you to be, you must simply find your way. They have given all the help they can; the only person who can solve the labyrinth of yourself is you." - Jeremy Denk

"None can comprehend eternity but the eternal God. Eternity is an ocean, whereof we shall never see the shore; it is a deep, where we can find no bottom; a labyrinth from whence we cannot extricate ourselves and where we shall never lose the door." - Thomas Boston

"Now, as far as I knew, he (Luke) was still sailing around on his demon-infested cruise ship while the chopped-up Lord Kronos re-formed, bit by bit, in a golden sarcophagus, biding his time until he had enough power to challenge the Olympian gods. In demigod-speak, we call this a "problem." - Percy, 'The Battle of the Labyrinth" - Rick Riordan

"John Green has written a powerful novel-one that plunges headlong into the labyrinth of life, love, and the mysteries of being human. This is a book that will touch your life, so do' read it sitting down. Stand up, and take a step into the Great Perhaps." - KL Going

"The labyrinth literally reintroduces the experience of walking a clearly defined path. This reminds us that there is a path, a process that brings us to unity, to the center of our beings. In the simple act of walking, the soul finds solace and peace." - Lauren Artress

"Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze.... It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures without which... one wanders about in a dark labyrinth." - Galileo Galilei

"I looked down by chance, and went on passionately staring by choice, at my own crossed legs. Those folds in the trousers-what a labyrinth of endlessly significant complexity! And the texture of the gray flannel-how rich, how deeply, mysteriously sumptuous!" - Aldous Huxley

"Inside this complex labyrinth of roads lives a great part of the city's population, whose existence is ignored by the government, despite it still demands abusive taxes from it. Taxes which are used in magnificent and useless buildings elsewhere in Rio de Janeiro." - Lima Barreto

"Ts'ui Pe must have said once: I am withdrawing to write a book. And another time: I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth. Every one imagined two works; to no one did it occur that the book and the maze were one and the same thing." - Jorge Luis Borges

"The modern writer is too often a Theseus so enamored of the grotesque appearance and strange cavortings of the Minotaur that he has decided to make his permanent abode in the Labyrinth, and to accept the Minotaur's laws as his own." - Robertson Davies

"This city is neither a jungle nor the moon.... In long shot: a cosmic smudge, a conglomerate of bleeding energies. Close up, it is a fairly legible printed circuit, a transistorized labyrinth of beastly tracks, a data bank for asthmatic voice-prints." - Susan Sontag

"Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." - John Green

"Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home." - John Green

"'London' is a gallery of sensation of impressions. It is a history of London in a thematic rather than a chronological sense with chapters of the history of smells, the history of silence, and the history of light. I have described the book as a labyrinth, and in that sense in complements my description of London itself." - Peter Ackroyd

"If I have to pick one story that most influenced 'The Hunger Games,' it would be the Greek myth of Theseus, which I read when I was about 8 years old. In punishment for past deeds, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to a labyrinth. In the maze was this Minotaur, and it would eat them." - Suzanne Collins

"We filmed 'Labyrinth' in South Africa for two and a half months and it was just the most unbelievable experience. Lots of sword fighting, mud in hair and lots of weeping! It's very different from 'Downton' because I was going to work and having mud put in my hair - it's the other extreme of the look!" - Jessica Brown Findlay

"I have traveled down this path before - 'List of Seven' and 'Twin Peaks' both have thematic similarities - but 'Paladin' took me much deeper into the intuitive underground. Always bearing in mind Joseph Campbell's Rule No. 1: When entering a labyrinth, don't forget your ball of twine." - Mark Frost

"The life of Dumas is not only a monument of endeavour and success, it is a sort of labyrinth as well. It abounds in pseudonyms and disguises, in sudden and unexpected appearances and retreats as unexpected and sudden, in scandals and in rumours, in mysteries and traps and ambuscades of every kind." - William Ernest Henley

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish." - Marcel Marceau

"I can't imagine a decent maze that would be caught dead without a minotaur. It's not done! You don't go out of your house without any clothes on, and a minotaur doesn't go into the world without a labyrinth to keep him warm." - Catherynne M Valente

"It is not logical for art to be logical. Art goes against the grain of the times as readily as it goes with it and at the very same moment. Instead of seeking the nearest exit, art responds to a new situation by uncovering a labyrinth of problems." - Harold Rosenberg

"'A Valley Without Wind' takes the idea of dungeon crawls and throws it on its head by casting you as a magic user in this 2D platforming labyrinth of a world. From NPC's to rescue, spells to learn, and a whole civilization you practically need to build back from scratch, this adventure takes to a new world where few other games dare to go." - Rob Manuel



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