"The quest for knowledge and understanding never gets dull. It’s actually the opposite; the more you know, the more amazing the world seems. It’s the crazy possibilities, the unanswered questions that pull us forward."
"I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that."
Ming D. Liu, A Story A Day #138
"My first love
was some insignificant boy
when it should have been
"Inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are."
"You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently."
"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."
"So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
"Don’t mock people for the things that make them happy."
"Never confuse a single failure for a final defeat."
"Sometimes life is very mean: a person can spend days, weeks, months and years without feeling new. Then, when a door opens - a positive avalanche pours in. One moment, you have nothing, the next, you have more than you can cope with."
"I don’t care if it’s a sad good-bye or a bad good-bye, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it."
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
"A strong man can handle a strong woman. A weak man will say she has an attitude."
Sarah Addison Allen, The Girl who Chased the Moon
"That’s the flip side of freedom; When you’re completely free, you’re also completely on your own."
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium