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  • #1
    Laini Taylor
    “She craved a presence beside her, solid. Fingertips light at the nape of her neck and a voice meeting hers in the dark. Someone who would wait with an umbrella to walk her home in the rain, and smile like sunshine when he saw her coming. Who would dance with her on her balcony, keep his promises and know her secrets, and make a tiny world wherever he was, with just her and his arms and his whisper and her trust.”
    Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
    tags: love

  • #2
    Melissa Marr
    “And he smiled at her, truely smiled- wicked and lovely...”
    Melissa Marr, Wicked Lovely

  • #3
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • #4
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

  • #5
    Melina Marchetta
    “It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're getting over, it's the love.”
    Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

  • #6
    Melina Marchetta
    “Maybe she'd always been there. Maybe strangers enter your heart first and then you spent the rest of your life searching for them. ”
    Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

  • #7
    E. Lockhart
    “It is better to be alone, she figures, than to be with someone who can't see who you are. It is better to lead than to follow. It is better to speak up than stay silent. It is better to open doors than to shut them on people.

    She will not be simple and sweet. She will not be what people tell her to be. That Bunny Rabbit is dead.”
    E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

  • #8
    E. Lockhart
    “I can't forget things, or ignore them-bad things that happen," I said. "I'm a lay-it-all-out person, a dwell-on-it person, an obsess-about-it person. If I hold things in and try to forget or pretend, I become a madman and have panic attacks. I have to talk.”
    E. Lockhart, Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren't Complicated, I Wouldn't Be Ruby Oliver

  • #9
    E. Lockhart
    “My problem is I can think whatever I think—girl power, solidarity, Gloria Steinem rah rah rah — but I still feel the way I feel.
    Which is jealous. And pissy about little things.”
    E. Lockhart, The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver

  • #10
    Melina Marchetta
    “In a kinder world," he whispered, "one I promise you I've seen, men and women flirt and dance and love with only the fear of what it would mean without the other in their lives.”
    Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles

  • #11
    Melina Marchetta
    “I've been waiting for you all night and day,' she said.
    Froi shivered. He realised that the words came from Quintana the ice maiden. Realised, as he felt his face heating up, that the idea of this Quintana waiting for him with excitement spoke to parts of him he believed to be dormant. And then she winked.
    'Did I do that right?' she asked. Her smile was lopsided and he saw a glimpse of the teeth.
    And Froi imagined that he would follow her to the ends of the earth.”
    Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles

  • #12
    George Saunders
    “Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial.”
    George Saunders

  • #13
    Leila Sales
    “You think it's so easy to change yourself. You think it's so easy, but it's not. True, things don't stay the same forever: couches are replaced, boys leave, you discover a song, your body becomes forever scarred. And with each of these moments you change and change again, your true self spinning, shifting positions-- but always at last it returns to you, like a dancer on the floor. Because throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable. And isn't that - just you - enough.”
    Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

  • #14
    Leila Sales
    “Sometimes you have to give up something you are to get to who you want to be.”
    Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

  • #15
    Gayle Forman
    “Love is not something you protect. It’s something you risk.”
    Gayle Forman, Just One Year

  • #16
    Gayle Forman
    “Doubt is part of searching. Same as faith.”
    Gayle Forman, Just One Year

  • #17
    Rainbow Rowell
    “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
    Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

  • #18
    Pearl S. Buck
    “Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
    Pearl S. Buck

  • #19
    Bob Marley
    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
    Bob Marley



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