Depressing Book Quotes as Motivational Posters

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjoy our highlight reel, and we’ll be back with new stuff on Monday, January 11th.

This post originally ran July 31, 2015.
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There have been many different renditions of posters that mock those ubiquitous motivational posters so beloved by high school guidance counselors, college deans, and HR professionals. (No offense to anyone who happens to actually be a guidance counselor, college dean, or HR professional.) When my editor mentioned that she would love to see a Vonnegut quote paired “with a woman doing yoga in the background,” I accepted the task, for her amusement (and mine). Then I realized it was quite fun pairing inane stock photos with some of the more horribly depressing quotes from literature. You know, the kind that make you feel like it’s all for naught? As a result, I present, for all of your existential and angsty needs, Depressing Book Quote Posters.

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Inside Thoughts

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Acclimate

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Alone

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Apologies

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Circle of Life

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Complicated

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Confusion

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Detours

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Happy Endings

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Home

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Hope

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Insolence

Depressing Book Quote Posters - Moody

Depressing Book Quote Posters - The Unknown

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