Category: literature

“If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.”

Mik Everett

It is not that I have no past. Rather, it continually fragments on the terrible and vivid ephemera of now.

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” — Snicket, Lemony. The Ersatz Elevator

“I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here.”

Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”

Shauna Niequist

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

People can’t, unhappily, invent their mooring posts, their lovers and their friends, anymore than they can invent their parents. Life gives these and also takes them away and the great difficulty is to say Yes to life.

“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.”

Emery Allen

“Tell me if I’m doing something weird. Sometimes I can’t tell.”

Francesca Zappia, Made You Up

“Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.”

Jonathan Carroll