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  • #1
    John Keats
    “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
    John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

  • #2
    John Keats
    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
    John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance

  • #3
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

  • #4
    We accept the love we think we deserve.
    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #5
    Stephen Chbosky
    “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #6
    Stephen Chbosky
    “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #7
    Stephen Chbosky
    “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #8
    Stephen Chbosky
    “Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Chops"
    because that was the name of his dog

    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and a gold star
    And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
    and read it to his aunts
    That was the year Father Tracy
    took all the kids to the zoo

    And he let them sing on the bus
    And his little sister was born
    with tiny toenails and no hair
    And his mother and father kissed a lot
    And the girl around the corner sent him a
    Valentine signed with a row of X's

    and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
    And his father always tucked him in bed at night
    And was always there to do it

    Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Autumn"

    because that was the name of the season
    And that's what it was all about
    And his teacher gave him an A
    and asked him to write more clearly
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because of its new paint

    And the kids told him
    that Father Tracy smoked cigars
    And left butts on the pews
    And sometimes they would burn holes
    That was the year his sister got glasses
    with thick lenses and black frames
    And the girl around the corner laughed

    when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
    And the kids told him why
    his mother and father kissed a lot
    And his father never tucked him in bed at night
    And his father got mad
    when he cried for him to do it.


    Once on a paper torn from his notebook
    he wrote a poem
    And he called it "Innocence: A Question"
    because that was the question about his girl
    And that's what it was all about
    And his professor gave him an A

    and a strange steady look
    And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
    because he never showed her
    That was the year that Father Tracy died
    And he forgot how the end
    of the Apostle's Creed went

    And he caught his sister
    making out on the back porch
    And his mother and father never kissed
    or even talked
    And the girl around the corner
    wore too much makeup
    That made him cough when he kissed her

    but he kissed her anyway
    because that was the thing to do
    And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
    his father snoring soundly

    That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
    he tried another poem

    And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
    Because that's what it was really all about
    And he gave himself an A
    and a slash on each damned wrist
    And he hung it on the bathroom door
    because this time he didn't think

    he could reach the kitchen.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #9
    Ned Vizzini
    “I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”
    Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

  • #10
    Ned Vizzini
    “People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.”
    Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

  • #11
    Emma Donoghue
    “In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time...I don't know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well...I guess the time gets spread very thin like butter all over the world, the roads and houses and playgrounds and stores, so there's only a little smear of time on each place, then everyone has to hurry on to the next bit.”
    Emma Donoghue, Room

  • #12
    Emma Donoghue
    “I think about Old Nick carrying me into the truck, I'm dizzy like I'm going to
    fall down.

    "Scared is what you're feeling," says Ma, "but brave is what you're doing."

    "Huh?"

    "Scaredybrave."

    "Scave."

    Word sandwiches always make her laugh but I wasn't being funny.”
    Emma Donoghue, Room

  • #13
    Sylvia Plath
    “If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #14
    Sylvia Plath
    “If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #15
    Sylvia Plath
    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #16
    J.M. Barrie
    “To die would be an awfully big adventure.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #17
    J.M. Barrie
    “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #18
    J.M. Barrie
    “Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning. ”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #19
    J.M. Barrie
    “I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy

  • #20
    J.M. Barrie
    “Never is an awfully long time.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #21
    J.M. Barrie
    “Nobody really wants us. So let us watch and say jaggy things, in the hope that some of them will hurt.”
    J.M. Barrie
    tags: spite

  • #22
    J.M. Barrie
    “If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!”
    J.M. Barrie

  • #23
    J.M. Barrie
    “There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #24
    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

  • #25
    John Green
    “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #26
    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

  • #27
    John Green
    “What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #28
    John Green
    “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #29
    John Green
    “The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #30
    John Green
    “The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars



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