posts tagged "quotes"

And now I write books for teenagers because I vividly remember what it felt like to be a teen facing everyday and epic dangers. I don’t write to protect them. It’s far too late for that. I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed.

- Sherman Alexie

Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

- Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Your life’s course will not be determined by doing the things that you are certain you can do.

- Sheryl Sandberg

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

- Rumi

Nobody ever got to be popular by desperately wanting to be. Except maybe Madonna.

- Joss Whedon

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.

- Alexander Pope

Every time somebody opens their mouth they have an opportunity to do one of two things—connect or divide.

- Joss Whedon

My objective is the Truth with a capital T, mentally composed in Bodoni or, on the weekends, Garamond.

- McSweeney’s

I wish Taylor Swift and I were the youngest and oldest sisters, respectively, of a Jane Austen-y type family.

- Mindy Kaling

We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers.

- Bayard Rustin

Life is for service.

- Fred Rogers

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

- Horace Mann

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

- David Foster Wallace

Places like Pawnee do not exist only to give the Leslie Knopes of the world someplace to test themselves before they leave for bigger tasks on bigger stages.

- Alyssa Rosenberg

I need to be with someone who can operate a helicopter.

- Aubrey Plaza, anticipating a zombie apocalypse


"I'd like to add some beauty to life. I'd love to make people have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born."
—L.M. Montgomery

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