posts tagged "quotes"

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

- Aubrey Plaza, anticipating a zombie apocalypse

Invisible ink is what lies under, between, outside the lines, hidden until the right reader discovers it.

- Toni Morrison

You can trust that little screwball with your life or your hopes or your weaknesses, and she wouldn’t even know how to think about letting you down.

- Clark Gable, on his wife Carole Lombard

The hottest love has the coldest end.

- Socrates

I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are, because a could-be is a may-be who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been by far, because a might-have-been has never been but a has was once an are.

- Milton Berle

Tho’ her parting dims the day,
Stealing grace from all alive,
Heartily know,
When half-gods go,
The gods arrive.

You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.

- Ray Bradbury

If you only walk on sunny days, you’ll never reach your destination.

- Paulo Coelho

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.

- Robert Tew (via thatkindofwoman)

To first believe with all your heart, and then not to believe, is good too. It fattens the emotions and makes them to stretch.

- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

I know that’s what people say — you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, you’ll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget.

- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Art is not born in a vacuum. But it’s not born inside a tornado of shrieking trolls, either.

- The Oatmeal

The greatest expression of rebellion is joy.

- Joss Whedon

Walk on air against your better judgement.

- Seamus Heaney

Suspect too much sweet-talk
but never close your mind.
It was a fortunate wind
that blew me here. I leave
half-ready to believe
that a crippled trust might walk

and the half-true rhyme is love.

- Seamus Heaney, The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes


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—L.M. Montgomery

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