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Monday, January 12, 2015

Nothing Hurt and Everything Was Beautiful

I am sadly suffering from a bout of writer's block. So, today I have picked some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite books... I hope they inspire you.



“We accept the love we think we deserve.” 
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.” 
—John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

“Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.” 
—Janet Fitch, White Oleander

“Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won’t work.” 
—Junot Diaz, Drown

“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.” 
—Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mixtape

“We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” 
—Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

“The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” 
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” 
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
—Dr. Seuss

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” 
—Robert Frost

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.” 
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” 
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.” 
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” 
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” 
George Orwell, 1984

“I've always been partial to the image of liquor as lubrication, a layer of protection from all the sharp thoughts in your head.” 
Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

“The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it.” 
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

“Be careful what you wish for. There's always a catch.” 

Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

My next posts will deal with said writer's block and what to do with a story that is going nowhere. Thank you!