You simply cannot draw these things out forever. At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved. John Green, Looking for Alaska
That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste. John Green, Paper Towns (via letmeclearmyquote)
Whatever you can vividly imagine, you can achieve. Everything in your world and everything around you was once an idea in the mind of its inventor or creator. Jim Donovan
The difficult thing, the glorious thing, was to be who you really were, even if that person was cruel or dangerous. J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy
'Where did you go to, if I may ask?” said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along. “To look ahead,” said he. “And what brought you back in the nick of time?” “Looking behind,” said he. J.R.R. Tolkien
I was thinking about the word handle, and all the unholdable things that get handled. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle.
No man can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true. Hawthorne
There is no pain greater than this; not the cut of a jagged-edge dagger nor the fire of a dragon’s breath. Nothing burns in your heart like the emptiness of losing something, someone, before you truly have learned of its value. Robert Salvatore
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. Elanor Roosevelt
I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. John Green The Fault in Our Stars
Later in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Home is now behind you. The world is ahead. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Where there is life, there is hope J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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