A Love for the Written Word

"I wanted to find a place to hide from all of it, where the nightmares and the rivers and reality couldn't find me. For me, that place was always inside a book."

                                                                                   -Beautiful Chaos-

Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
"''when you think you're in love, you're willing to stick it out and make it work until it is love.''

''You can see who i was, or you can see who i am now. I'm not good,... but i was worse.''"
""At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.”

“He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth."

"the not-knowing would not keep me from caring, and I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart.”

“For she had embodied the Great Perhaps--she had proved to me that it was worth it to leave behind my minor life for grander maybes, and now she was gone and with her my faith in perhaps.”

Looking for Alaska - John Green

Looking for Alaska - John Green 

Babe in Boyland - Jody Gehrman
"“If he’s just not into you anymore, then buy yourself a cute pair of shoes and strut your fabulousness elsewhere.

“I guess sometimes it takes a while for the heart to get the memo from the brain.”

“The point is, feelings can change - and often do - abruptly. It's one of the riskiest aspects of falling for someone, especially during these tumultuous years when we're young and restless.”

Insurgent - Veronica Roth
"“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”

"I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity. Because inside of me is a beast that snarls, and growls, and strains toward freedom, toward Tobias, and, above all, towards life. And as hard as I try, I cannot kill it.”"
Divergent - Veronica Roth
"“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” "
The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
"“She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people...”

“In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance - when you least expect it - sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined.” "
Paper Towns by Green, John (2009) Paperback - John Green
"“But as for me: I must ask the wounded man where he is hurt, because I cannot become the wounded man. The only wounded man I can be is me.” "
Reached  - Ally Condie
"“If you let hope inside, it takes you over. It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow. Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together. Holds you up until you don't know how to live without it anymore. To pull it out of you would kill you entirely.”

"There is something extraordinary about the first time falling.
But if feels even better to find myself standing on solid ground, with someone holding on to me, pulling me back, and know that I'm doing the same for her.”
Crossed  - Ally Condie
""In the end you can't always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.”

“Love changes what is probable and makes unlikely things possible.”

“Everyone has something of beauty about them. But loving let's you look, and look, and look again. You notice the back of a hand, the turn of a head, the way of a walk. When you first love, you look blind and you see it all as the glorious, beloved whole, or a beautiful sum of beautiful parts. But when you see the one you love as pieces, as why's, you can love those parts too, and it's a love at once more complicated and more complete.”

" I don't fool myself that i hold her together- she does that on her own- but holding her keeps me from flying apart.""
Matched - Ally Condie
""This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.” "
The First Phone Call from Heaven - Mitch Albom
"“Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course."

“Sometimes, love brings you together even as life keeps you apart.”

“the pain we suffer is a way to make us appreciate what comes next.”

“sometimes what you miss the most is the way a loved one made you feel about yourself.”

The First Phone Call from Heaven - Mitch Albom
""There are two stories for every life; the one you live & the one others tell"

“You have to start over. That's what they say. But life is not a board game, and losing a loved one is never really "starting over." More like "continuing without.”

“Sometimes, questions are more hurtful than insults.”

A Time to Kill - John Grisham
""Make friends with fear,because it will not go away, and it will destroy you if left uncontrolled.”

The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
"“Every time I read to her, it was like I was courting her, because sometimes, just sometimes, she would fall in love with me again, just like she had a long time ago. And that's the most wonderful feeling in the world. How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?”

“But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” "
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
"It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.

I was an encyclopedia, an object without feelings, of the whos, whats and wheres in her life, when in reality it is the whys, the things i did not know and could not answer, that make it all worthwhile."
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen, Alfred Mac Adam
"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better."