To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.
For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.
I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want
And in the end, we were all just humans…Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.
Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
…the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the “impossible,” come true.
Intelligence is measured by a person’s ability to see validity within both sides of contradicting arguments.
You have a place in my heart no one else ever could have.
Before you criticize others, remember, they may not have had the same opportunities in life as you have had
There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
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.
It is not merely enough to have the ability to be persistant, you must also have the ability to start over.
Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
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.
I never blame failure – there are too many complicated situations in life – but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.
No matter how low you go, there’s always an unexplored basement.
Her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez faire for others.
Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.
You are mysterious, I love you. You’re beautiful, intelligent, and virtuous, and that’s the rarest known combination.
Courage to me means ploughing through that dull gray mist that comes down on life-not only overriding people and circumstances but overriding the bleakness of living. A sort of insistence on the value of life and the worth of transient things…My courage is faith-faith in the eternal resilience of me-that joy’ll come back, and hope and spontaneity. And I feel that till it does, I’ve got to keep my lips shut and my chin high, and my eyes wide