"You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything." - Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why. "So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle, and she was a hurricane." - John Green, Looking for Alaska. "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting." – e.e. cummings. "Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." -Josephine Hart. "I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart." - John Green, Looking for Alaska. "You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking how you'll escape one day and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." - John Green, Looking for Alaska. "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." - John Lennon. "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, go. Go! I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out. " - Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook. "We will all at some time in our lives, fall. Llife is so very fragile, we are all vulnerable, and we will all at some point in our lives, fall, we will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts, that what we have is special, that it can be taken from us, and that when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will all be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves." - Friday Night Lights "You didn’t love her. You just didn’t want to be alone. Or maybe, she was just good for your ego. Or, maybe she made you feel better about your miserable life, but you didn’t love her. Because you don’t destroy people you love." - Grey's Anatomy "Tt takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." - e.e. cummings "We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - e.e. cummings. "Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living. Above all, pity those who live without love." - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter. "If you respect yourself and you love yourself, that’s the only way anybody else is going to." - Kristen Stewart "There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out / but i'm too tough for him, / I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you." - Charles Bukowski "Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it. - swedish proverb "Eppur si muove" - Italian for 'and yet it moves'. "We accept the love we think we deserve." - Stephen Chbosky "If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed." - Leo Tolstoy "The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn’t hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will." - John Green "Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again." - Stephen King “She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.” - Neil Gaiman. "I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn’t, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn’t realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me." - Like Crazy "She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close." - Good Omens, Neil Gaiman.