Quotes I Love

“You don’t like yourself, but you do admire yourself. It’s all you’ve got, so you cling to it. You’re so afraid if you change, you’ll lose what makes you special. Being miserable doesn’t make you better than anybody else, House. It just makes you miserable.” –Dr. James Wilson (House M.D. 2.11)

“What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A writer is the sum of their experiences.” –Bill Borgens, Stuck In Love

“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for.” -–Malcolm Gladwell inBlink

“Who you will be in your thirties and beyond is being built out of the goals you are setting for yourself today [in your twenties].” –Dr. Meg Jay, PhD in The Defining Decade

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” –William James, father of research psychology in the US

“It’s the strangest thing about being human: to know so much, to communicate so much, and yet always to fall so drastically short of clarity, to be, in the end, so isolate and inadequate.” –Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

“No rush, I’d just like to get rid of this knot in my stomach.” –Michael Cera as Warren in This Is Our Youth

“…the person I am in my head is so far from the person I am in the world.” –Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

“People could not get enough of what they’d lost, even if they no longer really wanted it.” –Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“It was easy to understand how the love between two other people could diminish you.” –Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? Probably.” –Nick Miller, New Girl

“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” –Jonathan Gottschall

“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” —-Nicholas Sparks

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” –Aristotle

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” –Roy Goodman

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” –Mark Twain

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –Albus Dumbledore

“Rules are good! Rules help control the fun!” –Monica

“There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.” –Drew Barrymore

“Guilt is a judgment you have against yourself.” –Mark Samuel & Sofphie Chiche in The Power of Personal Accountability

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and they will come forth, later, in uglier ways.”
– Sigmund Freud

“Forgive me for what my pen do.” –Eminem

“They told me not to fall in love, that shit is pointless.” –The Weeknd

“Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. ” –Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” –Friedrick Nietzsche

“All writing is discovering something about who you are.” –Shonda Rhimes

“The city welcomes the future because the past was dark and unlovely.” –Former Pittsburgh Mayor David Lawrence

“Every person you date, you are either going to marry them, or break up with them.” –The Internet

“It’s never too late to get your values straight.” –Black Milk, Monday’s Worst

“It’s a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.” –George Clooney as Everette in O Brother Where Art Thou

“There are things intelligence alone is able to seek, but which, by itself, it will never find. These things instinct alone could find; but it would never seek them.” –Henri Bergson

“She knew the voice. Her feet stood still, then her breath, then her heart.” –Ayn Rand

“But in the real world, you couldn’t really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad on the other, with the child divided equally between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn’t see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete.” –Sarah Dessen

“Once you love something, you always love it in some way. You have to. It’s, like part of you for good.” –Sarah Dessen

“I mean, it’s impossible to fake anything if you’ve already seen the other person in a way they’d never choose for you to. You can’t go back from that” –Sarah Dessen

“Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you.” –Sarah Dessen

“Everything has a secret soul, which is silent more than it speaks.” –Kandinsky

“If childhood is a journey, let us see to it that the child does not travel by night.” — Aldo van Eyck

“Love is evol I’ll show you.” –Eminem

“Because I hate them so thoroughly I feel they have to be given their place.” –Louis Kahn

“Every adventure needs a soundtrack.” –Chevy Commercial

“I’m going to go talk to some food about this.” –Liz Lemon

“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone suffer the way they do.” –Unknown

“Nothing is more disturbing than the incessant movements of what seems immobile.” — Gilles Deleuze

“We’re all a little weird and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone who’s weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” –Dr. Seuss

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” –Dr. Seuss

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” –Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix


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