Category: stories

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“What’s the difference?…Between the love of your life, and your soulmate?’
‘One is a choice, and one is not.”

Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein

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“We looked at each other until it felt like everything would burst into flames.”

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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“But beauty is about finding the right fit, the most natural fit, To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself — avoid trying to be something you’re not.”

Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

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“To know nothing is nothing, not to want to know anything likewise, but to be beyond knowing anything, to know you are beyond knowing anything, that is when peace enters in, to the soul of the incurious seeker.”

Samuel Beckett, Molloy

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“Our current mental-hygiene philosophy stresses the idea that people ought to be happy, that unhappiness is a symptom of maladjustment. Such a value system might be responsible for the fact that the burden of unavoidable unhappiness is increased by unhappiness about being unhappy.”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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“People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things – where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance – but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget… There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.”

Stephen Carpenter, Killer

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“She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art …was supposed to make you feel something.”

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

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“I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I deserve someone who is gentle and kind, because my soul is getting tired. Realizing that I deserve something good is one of the first steps.”

Michelle K., Why I Need to Say Goodbye to You

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“The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love.”

Glennon Melton, Carry On, Warrior

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“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones