There is something divine in mindless beauty. ― Albert Camus, A Happy Death. (Penguin Books, Limited (UK) February 28, 2002) Originally published 1971.
Love, as most know, follows its own timeline. Disregarding our intentions or well rehearsed plans. ― Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. (Candlewick March 25, 2014)
Survival is insufficient. — Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven. (Knopf; First Edition edition September 9, 2014)
Letting my sorrow flow free and sweet. — Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time Volume 2: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower or Within a Budding Grave (Penguin Classics; Reprint edition January 25, 2005) Originally published 1919.
Courage, dear heart. ― C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. (Zondervan September 1, 2006) Originally published 1951.
When all else fails, philosophize. ― J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace. (Penguin Books; Reissue edition September 6, 2005) Originally published July 1st 1999.
I suppose there’s always something out there that we want to torture ourselves with. — Charles Bukowski, The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over The Ship. (Ecco; 1st edition May 31, 2002) Originally published 1998.