The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters. ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees. (Penguin Books; 1st edition, January 28, 2003) Originally 2001. Advertisements
I love you— I do— but I am afraid of making that love too important. Because you’re always going to leave me. We can’t deny it. You’re always going to leave. — David Levithan, Every Day. (Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st Printing edition, 2012)
I wouldn’t want to marry anybody who was wicked, but I think I’d like it if he could be wicked and wouldn’t. ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island. (Bantam Books, December 1, 1983) Originally published 1915.
I often feel like I want to think something but I can’t find the language that coincides with the thoughts, so it remains felt, not thought. — Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You; A Novel (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007)
Kansas afternoons in late summer are peculiar and wondrous things. Often they are pregnant, if not over-ripe, with a pensive and latent energy that is utterly incapable of ever finding an adequate release for itself. This results in a palpable, almost frenetic tension that hangs in the air just below the clouds. By dusk, spread… Continue reading P. S. Baber
The world is not a wish-granting factory. — John Green, The Fault In Our Stars. (Dutton Books January 10, 2012)
But I believe good things happen every day. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that’s life, isn’t it? — Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere. (Square Fish; Reprint edition, May 15, 2007)