"I wonder if it’s possible to start a new relationship without hurting someone else. I wonder if it’s possible to have happiness without it being at someone else’s expense."
— David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Die, very good, but do not make others die. Suicides like the one which is about to take place here are sublime, but suicide is restricted, and does not allow of extension; and so soon as it affects your neighbors, suicide becomes murder."
— Victor Hugo
"I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare."
— Ned Vizzini
"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."
— James Russell Lowell
"I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean."
— Lana Del Rey
"… you’ll have to fall in love at least once in your life, or Paris has failed to rub off on you."
— E.A. Buccianeri
"A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel’s work and is on the road to being a scoundrel."
— José Martí
"Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth."
— Azar Nafisi
"You know that place between sleep and awake; That place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always love you. That’s where I will always be waiting."