I believe in one day and someday and this perfect moment called now.
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming
How can the word love, the word life, even fit in the mouth.
Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere
Hope. It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing keeping me afloat.
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me
Everything was a broken line for me in those days. I was slipped into the empty spaces between words.
Betsy Cornwell, Mechanica
She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.
Nicola Yoon, Everything Everything
From an evolutionary point of view, most emotions – fear, desire, anger – serve some practical purpose, but nostalgia is a useless, futile thing because it is a longing for something that is permanently lost.
David Nichols, Us
The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are.
Amy Poehler, Yes Please
You didn’t win the game of life by losing the least. That would be one of those—what were they called again?—Pyrrhic victories. Real winning was having the most to lose, even if it meant you might lose it all. Even though it meant you would lose it all, sooner or later.
Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.
Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You