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  • #1
    John Green
    “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #2
    John Green
    “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #3
    John Green
    “I'm in love with you," he said quietly.

    "Augustus," I said.

    "I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #4
    John Green
    “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #5
    John Green
    “That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #6
    David Levithan
    “Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #7
    David Levithan
    recant, v.

    I want to take back at least half of the “I love you”s, because I didn’t mean them as much as the other ones. I want to take back the book of artsy photos I gave you, because you didn’t get it and said it was hipster trash. I want to take back what I said about you being an emotional zombie. I want to take back the time I called you “honey” in front of your sister and you looked like I had just shown her pictures of us having sex. I want to take back the wineglass I broke when I was mad, because it was a nice wineglass and the argument would have ended anyway. I want to take back the time we had sex in a rent-a-car, not because I feel bad about the people who got in the car after us, but because it was massively uncomfortable. I want to take back the trust I had while you were away in Austin. I want to take back the time I said you were a genius, because I was being sarcastic and I should have just said you’d hurt my feelings. I want to take back the secrets I told you so I can decide now whether to tell them to you again. I want to take back the piece of me that lies in you, to see if I truly miss it. I want to take back at least half the “I love you”s, because it feels safer that way.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #8
    David Levithan
    “The key to a successful relationship isn’t just in the words, it’s in the choice of punctuation. When you’re in love with someone, a well-placed question mark can be the difference between bliss and disaster, and a deeply respected period or a cleverly inserted ellipsis can prevent all kinds of exclamations.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
    tags: love

  • #9
    David Levithan
    “There has to be a moment at the beginning where you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.
    If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done.
    And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lovers’ face.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
    tags: love

  • #10
    David Levithan
    “There are times when I worry that I've already lost myself. That is, that my self is so inseparable from being with you that if we were to separate, I would no longer be. I save this thought for when I feel the darkest discontent. I never meant to depend so much on someone else.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #11
    David Levithan
    “The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #12
    Toni Morrison
    “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #13
    Toni Morrison
    “There is a loneliness that can be rocked. Arms crossed, knees drawn up, holding, holding on, this motion, unlike a ship's, smooths and contains the rocker. It's an inside kind--wrapped tight like skin. Then there is the loneliness that roams. No rocking can hold it down. It is alive. On its own. A dry and spreading thing that makes the sound of one's own feet going seem to come from a far-off place.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #14
    Toni Morrison
    “Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #15
    Toni Morrison
    “Today is always here,' said Sethe. 'Tomorrow, never.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #16
    Toni Morrison
    “Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #17
    William Carlos Williams
    “We sit and talk,
    quietly, with long lapses of silence
    and I am aware of the stream
    that has no language, coursing
    beneath the quiet heaven of
    your eyes
    which has no speech”
    William Carlos Williams, Paterson

  • #18
    William Carlos Williams
    “If they give you lined paper, write the other way.”
    William Carlos Williams

  • #19
    William Carlos Williams
    “It is at the edge of the
    petal that love waits”
    William Carlos Williams, Spring and All

  • #20
    William Carlos Williams
    “As the rain falls
    so does
    your love

    bathe every
    open
    object of the world”
    William Carlos Williams

  • #21
    William Carlos Williams
    “Time is a storm in which we are all lost.”
    William Carlos Williams
    tags: time

  • #22
    William Carlos Williams
    “The descent beckons
    as the ascent beckoned”
    William Carlos Williams

  • #23
    William Carlos Williams
    “For the beginning is assuredly
    the end- since we know nothing, pure
    and simple, beyond
    our own complexities.”
    William Carlos Williams

  • #24
    Douglas Adams
    “The Answer to the Great Question... Of Life, the Universe and Everything... Is... Forty-two,' said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    tags: 42

  • #25
    Richard Russo
    “After all, what was the whole wide world but a place for people to yearn for their heart's impossible desires, for those desires to become entrenched in defiance of logic, plausibility, and even the passage of time, as eternal as polished marble. ”
    Richard Russo, Empire Falls

  • #26
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #27
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #28
    Stephen Chbosky
    “This moment will just be another story someday.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #29
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #30
    Ray Bradbury
    “If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
    Ray Bradbury



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