Wednesday, 2 April 2014


When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.
— John Green, Looking for Alaska

“Dr. Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds. Withen 5 minutes of the transfusion he declared her out of danger. Chucking her under the chin, he said, "What are you doing here, honey? Your not even old enough to know how bad life gets." And it was then Cecelia gave orally what was to be her only form of suicide note, and a useless one at that, because she was going to live: "Obviously, Doctor," she said, "you've never been a 13 year old girl.” 
― Jeffrey EugenidesThe Virgin Suicides

It’s tough to get out of bed; I know that myself. You can lie there for an hour and a half without thinking anything, just worrying about what the day holds and knowing that you won’t be able to deal with it.
— It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Ned Vizzini)

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T.S.Elliot

I cried in English, I cried in French, I cried in all the languages, because tears are the same all around the world.
— Miranda JulyNo One Belongs Here More Than You

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered, and I fear I never will.
— William S. Burroughs

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
— William Shakespeare, The Tempest

No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
— Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

May you not rest as long as I am living. You said I killed you — haunt me then.
— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.”
Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
— Roald Dahl, The Twits

The Mole was bewitched, entranced, fascinated. By the side of the river he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.
The Wind in the Willows

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
— Earnest Hemingway

It is remarkable that different people will have different thoughts when they look at the same thing.
— A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket

There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely — or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
— Oscar Wilde, “Lady Windermere’s Fan”

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