"You’re alive…That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream, written your name."
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
"…I’ll go on being
Mary Szybist, from To You Again
"When you are attracted to people, it’s because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most."
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
"I know exactly how that is. To love somebody who doesn’t deserve it. Because they are all you have. Because any attention is better than no attention. For exactly the same reason, it is sometimes satisfying to cut yourself and bleed. On those gray days where eight in the morning looks no different from noon and nothing has happened and nothing is going to happen and you are washing a glass in the sink and it breaks-accidentally-and punctures your skin. And then there is this shocking red, the brightest thing in the day, so vibrant it buzzes, this blood of yours. That is okay sometimes because at least you know you’re alive."
Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors
"Whenever I’m in a crowded place, I always fall in lust with the face of a beautiful stranger I see. That same night I find myself laying in bed dreaming about the person I saw earlier and, by the time I wake up in the morning, they disappear from my mind. It’s an endless cycle."
Alex Kazemi, Yours Truly, Brad Sela
"How did people get over this? They obviously did. Every day someone fell in love with the wrong person and had to pack up all their fragile, misguided hopes and unwanted affection, and move on."
Josh Lanyon, Perfect Day
"All this happened, more or less."
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
"I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces."
Markus Zusak, ”The Book Thief”
"You’re not the kind of girl who settles. Keep not settling."