You’re told that you’re in your head too much, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers.
— Susan Cain, Quiet
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
— Gabriel García Márquez
The Oceanic Feelings
The scariest thing you can think of, is giving up the thing that kills you. The thing you can’t live without.
I am just the hand you touch when you reach for the air, I am just the nerve signal, moving along the wires in your body, I am just trying to reach your heart to make it beat, one more time.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.
— Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
The Love Like Sunlight
I hope one day you get to love someone like you love breathing air or drinking water. Like they are fundamental to your existence, needed and necessary.
I hope you get to love like gravity loves, like the sun loves the earth.
Like warm sunlight upon soil that makes plants grown.
I hope one day you get to love like that.
I miss you. I miss not touching each other. Not seeing each other, not breathing in each other. I want you. All the time. No one else.
— Adèle, Blue is the Warmest Color
'The only people who see the whole picture,' he murmured, 'are the ones who step out of the frame.'
— Salman Rushdie
Dreams are only dreams until you wake up and make them real.
— Ned Vizzini. It’s Kind of a Funny Story