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  • #1
    Toni Morrison
    “You think because he doesn't love you that you are worthless. You think that because he doesn't want you anymore that he is right -- that his judgement and opinion of you are correct. If he throws you out, then you are garbage. You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don't. It's a bad word, 'belong.' Especially when you put it with somebody you love. Love shouldn't be like that. Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can't even see the mountain for the clouds. But you know what? You go up top and what do you see? His head. The clouds never cover the head. His head pokes through, beacuse the clouds let him; they don't wrap him up. They let him keep his head up high, free, with nothing to hide him or bind him. You can't own a human being. You can't lose what you don't own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don't, do you? And neither does he. You're turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can't value you more than you value yourself.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #2
    Sarah Dessen
    “Maybe the truth was, it shouldn't be so easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder--if not impossible--to lose.”
    Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

  • #3
    Mandy Hale
    “Someone out there is looking for exactly what you've got…and will never try and undercut your value or question your worth. Some things in life just can’t be bartered over or placed on the sale rack – and your self-worth is at the top of the list.”
    Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

  • #4
    Let our scars fall in love.
    “Let our scars fall in love.”
    Galway Kinnell

  • #5
    Sigmund Freud
    “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
    Sigmund Freud

  • #6
    “I'm enjoying two beautiful visions tonight. Watching you stand there against a marvelous background has to be the most intriguing sunset I have ever experienced.”
    K.S. Collier

  • #7
    Mitch Albom
    “there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.' - Morrie Schwartz”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

  • #8
    Lynne Rae Perkins
    “Maybe the grass is greener on the other side depends who was standing in it. Sometimes you have to go over there and look.”
    Lynne Rae Perkins

  • #9
    Margaret Wise Brown
    “Quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times, a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.”
    Margaret Wise Brown

  • #10
    Susan Cain
    “We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard's education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of power, but to use well the kind you've been granted.”
    Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

  • #11
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious
    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life?”
    Mary Oliver

  • #12
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #13
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #14
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #15
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #16
    Rachel Hollis
    “See that's where you're wrong baby. When you find your man, it's almost too easy. Gettin' married and havin' a mortgage, kids and a business to run and findin' a way to stay in love day in day out, that's the tougher part. But the beginning'… that parts easy as pie. That's why they call it fallin' because it happens before you have time to stop yourself.”
    Rachel Hollis, Party Girl

  • #17
    Charles Darwin
    “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
    Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

  • #18
    Neil Gaiman
    “I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #19
    Tim O'Brien
    “That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”
    Tim O'Brien

  • #20
    Alice Dalgliesh
    “What the future held for her she didn't know. Of two things only she was certain. There would be children-her own or other people's-and there would be books.”
    Alice Dalgliesh, The Silver Pencil

  • #21
    Daniel Pennac
    “Reader's Bill of Rights

    1. The right to not read

    2. The right to skip pages

    3. The right to not finish

    4. The right to reread

    5. The right to read anything

    6. The right to escapism

    7. The right to read anywhere

    8. The right to browse

    9. The right to read out loud

    10. The right to not defend your tastes”
    Daniel Pennac

  • #22
    Kate Mosse
    “We are who we are, be­cause of those we choose to love and be­cause of those who love us.”
    Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts

  • #23
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #24
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #25
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I love her, and that's the beginning and end of everything.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: love

  • #26
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    “Books are the carriers of civilization...They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”
    Barbara W. Tuchman

  • #27
    Stephen Hawking
    “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”
    Stephen Hawking

  • #28
    Nicholson Baker
    “Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens.”
    Nicholson Baker

  • #29
    Amor Towles
    “In our twenties, when there is still so much time ahead of us, time that seems ample for a hundred indecisions, for a hundred visions and revisions—we draw a card, and we must decide right then and there whether to keep that card and discard the next, or discard the first card and keep the second. And before we know it, the deck has been played out and the decisions we have just made will shape our lives for decades to come.”
    Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

  • #30
    Amor Towles
    “It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book.”
    Amor Towles, Rules of Civility



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