"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over- analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on."- Tupac
"And then one student said that happiness is what happens when you go to bed on the hottest night of the summer, a night so hot you can’t even wear a tee-shirt and ou sleep on the top of the sheets instead of under them, although try to sleep is probably more accurate. And then at some point late, late, late at night, say just a bit before dawn, the heat finally breaks and the night turns into cool and when you briefly wake up, you notice that you’re almost chilly, and in your groggy, half- consciousness, you reach over and pull the sheet around you and just that flimsy sheet makes it warm enough and you drift back off into a deep sleep. And it’s that reaching, that gesture, that reflex we have to pull what’s warm- whether it’s something or someone- towards us, that feeling we get when we do that, that feeling of being sad in the world and ready for sleep, that’s happiness." - Design Flaws of the Human Condition by Paul Schmidtberger
"Someone once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on Earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become."
"I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them."- Uma Thurman
"It has nothing to do with me. It is about you, and it is always about you, what you need, and what you want. You know it seems you only want me when you can’t have me. You like the chase and that’s all. So you know what? You can have it."- Summer (The O.C.)
"In your life you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again. But you do."- C. S. Lewis
"For you, I was a chapter. For me, you were the book."- Tom McNeal
"I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed."- City of Thieves by David Benioff
"It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for ‘some day’. And then quietly, and without you ever really noticing, ‘some day’ is today, and then ‘some day’ is yesterday, and this is your life."- One Tree Hill
"Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you."- Johnny Depp
"My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it’s the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke - like the end and the beginning of something all at once."- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
"The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you."- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
"It was one of those warm May nights that was still cold when you rolled the window down, and with the city lights growing smaller with every passing mile I let my hand fall further out the window into the night air."
"It was just late enough to feel like you were on top of the world."
"You’re always haunted by the idea that you’re wasting your life."- Check Palahniuk
"If you love two people at the same time, pick the second one. If you really loved the first one, you never would have fallen for the second one."- Johnny Depp
"I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."- F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It’s a long life. We’re not done."- The Art of Getting By
"Some people turn sad awfully young."- Ray Bradbury
"Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested."- Hunter S. Thompson
"A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover."- Charles Bukowski
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?"- Ernest Hemingway
"There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes."- C. S. Lewis
"Sure we had to be skinny. I lived on Diet Coke and apples for two years. But I made a million dollars by the tie I was 20, I bought a town house in Manhattan and put myself through Colombia. Does that make me a victim?"- Anonymous model
"So avoid using the word ‘very’, because it is lazy. A man is not ‘very tired’, he is ‘exhausted’. Don’t use ‘very sad’, use ‘morose’. Language was invented for one reason, boys- to woo women- and, in that endeavour, laziness will not do."- John Keating
"I’m afraid of time… I mean, I’m afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I’m afraid of the quick judgements and mistakes that everybody makes. You can’t fix them without time. I’m afraid of seeing snapshots instead of movies."- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."- The Catcher in the Rye
"I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 1am, I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes."
"You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have ever had in your life. You are every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind."
"You’re somewhat of a fantasy to me. The deep brown in your eyes, all the peculiar little freckles. It’s something like a dream to think about, like a memory from a far off place."- Madeleine L’Engle
"You’re felt it, haven’t you? The feelings that seem to get so big in your chest, like something is so beautiful it aches?"- Glitch by Heather Anastasia
"That was the saddest things about people- their most important thoughts and feelings often went unspoken and barely understood"- Alexandra Adornetto
"Have you ever analyzed things to the degree where you can’t really remember the different between what’s real and what you’ve created in your head?"- Edie Sedgwick
"There’s a plane leaving for anywhere you want right now, and in an hour, and in a day, and in a year. You can get out whenever you want, it’s comforting I think."
"Maybe there’s something your’e afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters."- John Green
"So weird. It was all invented, wasn’t it? People saw in others what they wanted to see, not what was there. They saw, and fell in love with, what they saw. Not what was there."- Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates
"Odd how it was so easy for a stranger to assume such familiarity. Especially when those who were supposed to know you best often didn’t, not at all."- What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
"Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it’s be like to know someone like you."
"After that, whenever I saw him around anywhere, he didn’t look like he was there. He looked like he was someplace else. And I think I know ythat because that’s how people used to say I was. Maybe they still do. I’m not sure."- Perks of Being a Wallflower
"Deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often even funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all."- Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
"Don’t apologise for who you are and what you want."
"You were unsure which pain is worse- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will."- Simon Van Booy
"What’s the rush? We’re here in a yellow truck, a road ahead of us and nothing but opportunities."- Keith
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."- Lemony Snicket
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."- Ernest Hemingway
"Most people love you for who you pretend to be."- Jim Morrison
"People don’t listen. They just wait for their turn to talk."- Chuck Palahniuk
"Finally she says, I don’t believe in love. Not sure it really exists, but even if it does for some people, it won’t for me. She is serious. Then she lightens up. But, hey, if you think you love me, cool."- Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
"She’s like smoke: you think you’re seeing her clearly enough, but when you read for her, there’s nothing there."- Audition by Ryu Murakami
"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for."- Clarence Darrow
"You’re like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again."- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
"That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life."- Chuck Palahniuk
"Funny how you can know your friends so well, but you still end up playing the same games with them.”
"I wish I could close my eyes and be blown into dust and nothingness, feel all my thoughts disperse like dandelion fluff drifting off on the wind.”
“All I know is I’m losing my mind,’ Franny said. ‘I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting- it is, it is. I don’t care what anybody says.”