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AliceDean

Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic
 

Articles and Art by AliceDean:

Questions, Memories, and Encounters
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink
Spotlight
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Lotus
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Summer!
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Mechanics
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Schoenbrunn Garden
Photographs section, Teen Ink This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
A View
Photographs section, Teen Ink
What Matters
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink
Role Model
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink
Alone
Fiction section, Teen Ink




AliceDean's Favorite Personal Quote:

The happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.



Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.



'One of the things that distinguishes man from the other animals is that he wants to know things, wants to find out what reality is like, simply for the sake of knowing. When that desire is completely quenched in anyone, I think he has become something less than human.' — C.S. Lewis



'Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.' — Rowena Ravenclaw



Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.



‘Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really Great make you feel that you, too, can become great.’ — Mark Twain



‘Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.’ — Plato



‘I am only one, but I still am one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.’ — Edward Everett Hale



‘You are no bigger than the things that annoy you.’ — Jerry Bundsen



‘Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.’ — Jeff Valdez



'What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.' — Mark Twain



'Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.' — Benjamin Franklin



'What is essential is invisible to the eye.' — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in "The Little Prince"



'If you're holding out for universal popularity, you'll be waiting a long time.' — Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore



'I have balls of yarn.' - Monika Spancheska



'Well, it [the news] changes every day, you see.' - Harry Potter



'You can't give a Dementor the old one-two!' - Harry Potter



'And they'd [the Death Eaters] love to have me. We'd be best pals if they didn't keep trying to do me in.' - Harry Potter



'There's no need to call me sir Professor.' - Harry Potter



'A Study of Hogwarts Prefects and Their Later Careers... That sounds fascinating...' - Ron Weasley



'I want to fix that in my memory forever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret...' - Ron Weasley



'Because that's what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library. - Ron Weasley



'Can I have a look at Uranus, too, Lavender?' - Ron Weasley



'...from now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'die, Ron, die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong.' - Ron Weasley



'Percy wouldn't recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby's tea cozy.' - Ron Weasley



'And what in the name of Merlin’s most baggy Y Fronts was that about?' - Ron Weasley



'Well, I don't know how to break this to you, but I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts.' - Ron Weasley



'Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.' - Hermione Granger



'Grawp's about sixteen feet tall, enjoys ripping up twenty-foot pine trees, and knows me as Hermy.' - Hermione Granger



'To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.' - Albus Dumbledore



'It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.' - Albus Dumbledore



'Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.' - Albus Dumbledore



'Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.' - Albus Dumbledore



'Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!' - Albus Dumbledore



'It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.' - Albus Dumbledore



'You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.' - Albus Dumbledore



'I do love knitting patterns.' - Albus Dumbledore



'And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.' - Albus Dumbledore



'I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.' - Albus Dumbledore



'Time is making fools of us again.' - Albus Dumbledore



'It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.' - Albus Dumbledore



'From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork.' - Albus Dumbledore



'What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.' - Albus Dumbledore



'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?' - Albus Dumbledore



Of course, any time the family produced someone halfway decent they were disowned.- Sirius Black



'The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.' - Severus Snape



'Ah, of course. There is no need to tell me any more, Ms. Granger. Which one of you will be dying this year?' - Minerva McGonagall



'Really, what has got into you all today? Not that it matters, but that's the first time my transformation's not got applause from a class' - Minerva McGonagall



'We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.' - Minerva McGonagall



'I wouldn't go out with you if it was a choice between you and the giant squid.' - Lily Evans



'You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style...' - Phineas Nigellus



'I'll join you when hell freezes over.' - Neville Longbotom


   
Favorite books: Harry Potter Series, Twilight Saga, Women's Murder Club Series, Any Poirot Book By Agatha Christie, To Kill a Mockingbird 
Favorite authors: J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, Agatha Christie, James Patterson 
Favorite music albums: RIOT!, Can't Be Tamed, The Script, American Idiot, Science & Faith 
Favorite music artists: Paramore, Miley Cyrus, Sting, Simple Plan, The Script 
Favorite movies: Harry Potter Series, Twilight Saga, The Devil Wears Prada, Angels & Demons, RV 
Favorite movie stars: Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Anne Hathaway 
Favorite TV shows: CSI: NY, CSI: Miami & CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Friends, Glee, Victorious, True Jackson VP & iCarly, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, House M.D., Samantha Who? 
Favorite actors: Miley Cyrus, Darren Criss, Keke Palmer & Ashley Argota, Kate Walsh & Sandra Oh, The 'Friends' Cast, Hugh Laurie 
Favorite gadgets: HTC TyTN II, Sweex MP4 Player 
Favorite hobbies: Reading, Listening to music, Surfing the Internet, Hanging out with my friends & sister, Traveling 
Favorite heroes: J.K. Rowling, Tyra Banks, Albus Dumbledore, Agatha Christie, Emma Watson 

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