QUOTEoftheDay

Monday
Oct012018

Roger Zelazny

I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.

I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.

Nobody steals books but your friends.

Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.

No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.

There's no such thing as civilization. The word just means the art of living in cities.

To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago.


Sunday
Sep302018

Sabaa Tahir

Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength.

There are two kinds of guilt. The kind that's a burden and the kind that gives you purpose. Let your guilt be your fuel. Let it remind you of who you want to be. Draw a line in your mind. Never cross it again. You have a soul. It's damaged but it's there. Don't let them take it from you.

Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be.

You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it.

All the beauty of the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.

You are full, Laia. Full of life and dark and strength and spirit. You are in our dreams. You will burn, for you are an ember in the ashes.

So long as you fight the darkness, you stand in the light.

I'd rather die than live with no mercy, no honor, no soul.

There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.


 

Saturday
Sep292018

Ruskin Bond

And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.

To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast.

How evanescent those loves and friendships seem at this distance in time…We move on, make new attachments. We grow old. But sometimes, we hanker for old friendships, the old loves. Sometimes I wish I was young again. Or that I could travel back in time and pick up the threads. Absent so long, I may have stopped loving you, friends; but I will never stop loving the Day I loved you.

All glory comes from daring to begin.

Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.

Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships.


Friday
Sep282018

Victoria Moran

To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too. 

If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.

A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.

In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. 


Thursday
Sep272018

Donald Miller

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.

Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.

Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.

Believing in God is as much like falling in love as it is making a decision. Love is both something that happens to you and something you decide upon.

I once listened to an Indian on television say that God was in the wind and the water, and I wondered at how beautiful that was because it meant you could swim in Him or have Him brush your face in a breeze.

It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless.

There is something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by a God who knows what He is doing. (They hang there, the stars, like notes on a page of music, free-form verse, silent mysteries swirling in the blue like jazz.) And as I lay there, it occurred to me that God is up there somewhere. Of course, I had always known He was, but this time I felt it, I realized it, the way a person realizes they are hungry or thirsty. The knowledge of God seeped out of my brain and into my heart. I imagined Him looking down on this earth, half angry because His beloved mankind had cheated on Him, had committed adultery, and yet hopelessly in love with her, drunk with love for her.


Wednesday
Sep262018

Rupi Kaur

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.

I didn't leave because 
I stopped loving you, 
I left because the longer 
I stayed the less I loved myself.

i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut

You tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow i was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow.

i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit 
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that


Sunday
Sep232018

Patti Smith

No one expected me. Everything awaited me.

Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.

Everything distracted me, but most of all myself.

Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.

Well I haven't fucked much with the past,
But I've fucked plenty with the future.

I learned from him that often contradiction is the clearest way to truth.

I imagined myself as Frida to Diego, both muse and maker. I dreamed of meeting an artist to love and support and work with side by side.

I refuse to believe that Hendrix had the last possessed hand,
that Joplin had the last drunken throat,
that Morrison had the last enlightened mind.

I have loved books all my life. There is nothing more beautiful in our material world than the book.

Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine.


Saturday
Sep222018

Nicole Richie

It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....

True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.

You just have to go after what you want and if it doesn't want you back then so be it; it doesn't deserve you anyways.

The older you get, the more you realize you need a handful of good, close, tight friends.

Everything good in life is either immoral, illegal or fattening

Life is about doing the things that make you happy, not the things that please other people. If you can please other people, that's a plus, but as long as you're not hurting anyone, you're golden.

I was like a trashcan. I took everything.

I’ve just gone through so much in my life that pulling my top up just doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

I believe there are only one or two people in the world with whom one can have a true connection. When you've been fortunate enough to marry one of those people, you are reluctant to settle for less. One can have lovers, those are easily found, but true love rarely strikes twice.


Thursday
Sep202018

James Frey

Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don't work. 

Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on.

When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There's nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.

The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.

Pain is the feeling. Suffering is the effect the pain inflicts. If one can endure pain, one can live without suffering. If one can withstand pain, one can withstand anything. If one can learn to control pain, one can learn to control oneself. 

There is emotion in the hug, and there is respect and a form of love. Emotion that comes from honesty, respect that comes from challenge, and the form of love that exists between people whose minds have touched, whose hearts have touched, whose souls have touched. Our minds touched. Our hearts touched. Our souls touched. We separate.

If there was a God. I would spit in his face for subjecting me to this. If there was a Devil, I would sell my soul to make it end. If there was something Higher that controlled out f***ing fates, I would tell it to take my fate and shove it up its fucking ass. Shove it hard and far, you motherf***er. Please end. Please end. Please end.



Tuesday
Sep182018

E. Lockhart

Be a little kinder than you have to.

Do not accept an evil you can change.

Always do what you're afraid to do.

There is not even a Scrabble word for how bad I feel.

We are liars. We are beautiful and privileged. We are cracked and broken.

She is sugar, curiosity, and rain.

He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.

What if we could stop being different colors, different backgrounds, and just be in love?

The universe is seeming really huge right now. I need something to hold on to.

Silence is a protective coating over pain.

If you want to live where people are not afraid of mice, you must give up living in palaces.

Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you.