- Good Times
I'm glad we had the times just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires.
Calvin and Hobbes
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they'd live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.
Now that you know of pain that others cannot understand, I'm sure you can become kinder than anyone else. And I'm sure you can be supportive of someone else.
- Love & Weirdness
We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
J. K. Rowling
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default.
- Pride and Prejudice
I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.
Wreck It Ralph
I am bad and that is good. I will never be good and that's not bad. There is no one I would rather be than me. Because if that little kid likes me, how bad can I be?
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
We've got to have opposites, dark and light, light and dark in our paintings. It's like in life; you've got to have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come. I'm waiting on the good times now...
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Orson Scott Card
- From Children of the Mind
Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear.
- You Choose
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Will it be left or will it be right? Whatever your goal, keep it in sight.
Miscommunication is the number one cause of all problems; communication is your bridge to other people. Without it, there's nothing. So when it's damaged, you have to solve all these problems it creates.
- The Dark Knight Rises
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.
- The Maze Runner
She smiled for the first time, and he almost had to look away, as if something that nice didn't belong in such a glum and gray place, as if he had no right to look at her expression.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song on the drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.