Tuesday, March 31, 2009


here are some of my favorite quotes from the past couple of months:

"but who cared what they thought? none of them had ever had their hand licked by a cheetah."
-from the glass castle by jeannette walls

"i was confident that nothing could get any worse than it had been, and that thought made me smile a lot."
-from a long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by ishmael beah

"i knew i could never forget my past, but i wanted to stop talking about it so that i would be fully present in my new life"
-from a long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by ishmael beah

"if you are alive, there is hope for a better day and for something good to happen."
-from a long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier by ishmael beah

"are you alright? yea, you're alright. you're alive!"
-from "garden state"

"think of someone who makes you smile"
-from a dove chocolate

"i imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain."
-from "notes of a native son" by james baldwin

have you ever read the perks of being a wallflower?
i recommend reading it if you haven't. i recommend reading it again if you have.
i have read it four times through, and i have a lot of favorite quotes from that book, but i will share only a few with you here.

"what's the point of using words nobody else knows or can say comfortably?"

"then, i turned around and walked to my room and closed the door and put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be."

"five minutes of a lifetime were truly spent, and we felt young in a good way."

"and there it was. downtown. lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder...and in that moment, i swear we were infinite."

"the sky was overcast with clouds, and the air felt like a warm bath. i don't think i've ever felt that clean."

"if you listen to the song 'asleep,' and you think about those pretty weather days that make you remember things, and you think about the prettiest eyes you've known, and you cry, and the person holds you back, then i think you will see the photograph."

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