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  • #1
    Thornton Wilder
    “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?”
    Thornton Wilder, Our Town

  • #2
    Nicholas Sparks
    “I've been thinking about you constantly since I left, wondering why the journey I'm on seemed to have led through you. I know my journey's not over yet, and that life is a winding path, but I can only hope it somehow circles back to the place I belong. That's how I think of it now. I belong with you.”
    Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe

  • #3
    Nicholas Sparks
    “People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue

  • #4
    Nicholas Sparks
    “He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending,wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

  • #5
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as…amazing somehow.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

  • #6
    J.D. Salinger
    “And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #7
    J.D. Salinger
    “I don't know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn't make you happy.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #8
    Slash
    “Once you’ve lived a little you will find that whatever you send out into the world comes back to you in one way or another. It may be today, tomorrow, or years from now, but it happens; usually when you least expect it, usually in a form that’s pretty different from the original. Those coincidental moments that change your life seem random at the time but I don’t think they are. At least that’s how it’s worked out in my life. And I know I’m not the only one.”
    Slash, Slash

  • #9
    Slash
    “No one expects the rug to be yanked out from underneath them; life-changing events usually don’t announce themselves. While instinct and intuition can help provide some warning signs, they can do little to prepare you for the feeling of rootlessness that follows when fate flips your world upside down. Anger, confusion, sadness, and frustration are shaken up together inside you like a snow globe. It takes years for the emotional dust to settle as you do your best to see through the storm.”
    Slash, Slash

  • #10
    Slash
    “Experiencing yourself out of context, divorced from your usual point of view, skews your perspective – it’s like hearing your voice on an answering machine. It’s almost like meeting a stranger; or discovering a talent you never knew you had.”
    Slash, Slash

  • #11
    Stephen Chbosky
    “You take girls, for example. They're copying their moms and magazines and everything to know how to act around guys. I mean it's not like in movies where girls like assholes or anything like that. It's not that easy. They just like somebody that can give them purpose.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #12
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #13
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Personally, I like to think my brother is having a college experience like they do in the movies. I don't mean the big fraternity party kind of movie. More like the movie where the guy meets a smart girl who wears a lot of sweaters and drinks cocoa. They talk about books and issues and kiss in the rain. I think something like that would be very good for him, especially if the girl were unconventionally beautiful. They are the best kind of girls, I think. I personally find 'super models' strange. I don't know why this is.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #14
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I look at the field, and I think about the boy who just made the touchdown. I think that these are the glory days for that boy, and this moment will just be another story someday because all the people who make touchdowns and home runs will become somebody's dad. And when his children look at his yearbook photograph, they will think that their dad was rugged and handsome and looked a lot happier than they are. I just hope I remember to tell my kids that they are as happy as I look in my old photographs. And I hope that they believe me.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #15
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Pundits are always blaming TV for making people stupid, movies for desensitizing the world to violence, and rock music for making kids take drugs and kill themselves. These things should be the least of our worries. The main problem with mass media is that it makes it impossible to fall in love with any acumen of normalcy. There is no 'normal,' because everybody is being twisted by the same sources simultaneously. ”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

  • #16
    Chuck Klosterman
    “A homeless man once told me that dancing to rap music is the cultural equivalent of masturbating, and I'd sort of fell the same way about playing John Madden Football immediately after filing my income tax: It's fun, but - somehow - vaguely pathetic.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

  • #17
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Being interesting has been replaced by being identifiable.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

  • #18
    Rob Sheffield
    “It was just a temporary technological mutation designed to do the same thing music always does, which is allow emotionally warped people to communicate by bombarding each other with pitiful cultural artifacts that in a saner world would be forgotten before they even happened.”
    Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  • #19
    Rob Sheffield
    “You know the Prince song where the girl's phone rings but she tells him, "whoever's calling couldn't be as cute as you?" I long to live out this moment in real life.”
    Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  • #20
    Rob Sheffield
    “I had no voice to talk with because she was my whole language.”
    Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  • #21
    Rob Sheffield
    “I didn't know what I was. I didn't have a noun.”
    Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  • #22
    Rob Sheffield
    “Love dies in many different ways, and it's natural for the grass to seem greener on the other side. But it's not a competition; there's plenty of pain to go around.”
    Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  • #23
    Rob Sheffield
    “It’s the same with people who say, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Even people who say this must realize that the exact opposite is true. What doesn’t kill you maims you, cripples you, leaves you weak, makes you whiny and full of yourself at the same time. The more pain, the more pompous you get. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you incredibly annoying.”
    Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  • #24
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #25
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I would die for you. But I won't live for you.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #26
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #27
    Laurie Notaro
    “So I graduated from college with a degree in journalism and was ready to find my dream job at a newspaper in addition to one good man who owned his own car and was certain about his sexuality, my two new, revised qualifying criteria for a potential date.”
    Laurie Notaro, Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood

  • #28
    Laurie Notaro
    “I need to learn to recognize and identify these danger signs when I see them, and not brush them off as "eccentricities," "lovable oddities," or "a sign that he s crying out for help and the comforting of a codependent nurturer that only I, Princess Enabler, can provide. Bad boyfriends don't disguise themselves; their girlfriends do it for them. ”
    Laurie Notaro, Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood

  • #29
    Laurie Notaro
    “Oh boy. Too drunk to hold on to a whiskey and Coke and the word "pretty." That's not a combination with a positive outcome. Not good at all. That's the secret password that usually leaves me trying to find a ride home in the morning.”
    Laurie Notaro, Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood

  • #30
    Laurie Notaro
    “I looked around. This house only the night before had been a home, and serves as a storage locker for memories that I could barely remember and a bunch of things I'd rather forget.”
    Laurie Notaro, Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood



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