These are the ones I can remember mostly off the top of my head
  1. We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow worm
  2. Cleverness, like perhaps strawberries, is a perishable commodity
    Raymond Chandler
  3. No, I was blown up while we were eating cheese [Henry describing his war injury]
    A Farewell to Arms
  4. Strength is her religion
    The Philadelphia Story
  5. Better a sane cook than a mad puritan
    Tender is the Night
  6. Not today Satan
    RuPaul's drag race season 6 winner Bianca del Rio
  7. It's something you learn after your second theme party: It's All Been Done Before
    Angels in America
  8. Every line from Frank O'Hara's "Lines for the Fortune Cookies"
  9. Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence.
    A Moveable Feast
  10. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck but you think it's a's a pig
    Gloria Steinam
  11. Her whole life had been spent as if it had been raining
    One Hundred Years of Solitude. I mean, how sad is that?
  12. Life is mostly an exercise in being something other than what we used to be while remaining fundamentally-and sometimes maddeningly-who we are
    Unspeakable (Meghan Daum essay collection, from "Not What It Used To Be")
  13. With freedom books flowers and the moon, who could not be happy
    Oscar Wilde
  14. Every drop of blood in Lily's veins invited her to happiness
    House of Mirth
  15. I am a book I neither wrote nor read
    Delmore Schwartz
  16. His hair slicks back, like a baby's or a gangster's
    Lorrie Moore, Self Help, forget which story
  17. No sand-colored coupé succeeded in getting behind me as I drove off in the general direction of Bel Air
    The High Window
  18. That would bother me like two percent of nothing at all
    The High Window
  19. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
    Alice Roosevelt Longfellow