QUOTEoftheDay

Thursday
Oct042018

Leslye Walton

Love makes us such fools.

Just because love don't look the way you think it should, don't mean you don't have it.

Children betrayed their parents by becoming their own people.

And that might just be the root of the problem: we're all afraid of each other, wings or no wings.

Love, as most know, follows its own timeline. Disregarding our intentions or well rehearsed plans.

I found it ironic that I should be blessed with wings and yet feel so constrained, so trapped. It was because of my condition, I believe, that I noticed life's ironies a bit more often than the average person. I collected them: how love arrived when you least expected it, how someone who said he didn't want to hurt you eventually would.

Why would you be given wings if you weren't meant to fly?

She laughed for her wasted, difficult life that never had to be wasted or difficult in the first place.


Wednesday
Oct032018

Gerard Way

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.

If you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me.

Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.

I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things.

Would you destroy Something perfect in order to make it beautiful?

If for one minute you think you're better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.


Tuesday
Oct022018

Veronica Rossi

She looked up. “A world of nevers under a never sky.”
She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.

People can be cruelest to those they love.

She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she'd ever taken. And never had she loved life more.

Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.

In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.

Fall off your own roof.

Love was like the waves in the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and earth and everything in between.


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.