Quotes

Enjoy some of my favorite quotes, constantly being updated –

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” Frank McCourt – Angela’s Ashes

“I want him to touch me again. I want to feel his hands, as soft as clouds. But I’m afraid if he touches me, all seven billion billion billion atoms that make up my body will blow apart and scatter across the universe.” Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave

“History isn’t a single narrative, but thousands of alternative narratives. Whenever we choose to tell one, we are also choosing to silence others.
Human.” Yuval Noah Harari – Homo Deus

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Hemingway

“To live in the moment is vastly different than living for it. To be truly present as life unfolds around one is to take fullest advantage of being alive.” April White

“Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.” Elliott Kay

“Somewhere between what she survived, and who she was becoming, was exactly where she was meant to be. She was starting to love the journey. And find the comfort in the quiet corners of her wildest dreams. They say people don’t change… Well, she wasn’t always this way. Even if she didn’t change the entire world, she would change her part of it. And she would affect the people she shared it with. A butterfly whose wings have been touched, can indeed still fly. Whether something was meant to be, or meant to leave, didn’t matter as much anymore. She would soak up the sun, kiss the breeze and she would fly regardless.” J. Raymond

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” A Girl I Knew – J.D. Salinger

“Se somos um peixe maior do que o tanque em que fomos criados, em vez de nos adaptarmos a ele, deveríamos buscar o oceano.”
“If we are fish bigger than the tank in which we were created, instead of adapting, we should seek out the ocean.” Paulo Coelho

“Trust the journey itself for the wisdom to make the destination a new beginning”. Unknown

“he places his hands
on my mind
before reaching
for my waist
my hips
or my lips
he didn’t call me
beautiful first
he called me
exquisite”
Rupi Kaur

“One day, whether you are 14, 28 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die.
However, the saddest, most awful truth you will ever come to find––
is they are not always with whom we spend our lives”
Hunting Season – Beau Taplin

“All the time in the world – his life and hers. But for an instant as he kissed her he knew that though he search through eternity he could never recapture those lost April hours. He might press her close now till the muscles knotted on his arms – she was something desirable and rare that he had fought for and made his own – but never again an intangible whisper in the dusk, or on the breeze of night. . . .

Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.”
The Sensible Thing – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“So, here you are
too foreign for home
too foreign for here.
Never enough for both.”
 Questions for Ada – Ijeoma Umebinyuo

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch

“…There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. Do you understand that? When you kill a man, you steal a life,’ Baba said. ‘You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see? There is no act more wretched than stealing, Amir’ Baba said.”
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

“The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
The Penelopiad ― Margaret Atwood

“She reminded me of the sea; the way she came dancing towards you, wild and beautiful, and just when she was almost close enough to touch she’d rush away again.”
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark ― Glenda Millard

“No doubt he was smiling. He smiled a lot, as if the world were a secret joke that only he was clever enough to understand.”
George R.R. Martin

“I’m not a foreigner because I haven’t been praying to return safely home, I haven’t wasted my time imagining my house, my desk, my side of the bed. I am not a foreigner because we are all travelling, we are all full of the same questions, the same tiredness, the same fears, the same selfishness and the same generosity. I am not a foreigner because, when I asked, I received. When I knocked, the door opened. When I looked, I found.”
Paulo Coelho

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
Hafiz

“She had a mind like a box of fireworks and hands that played recklessly with matches.”
Michael Faudet

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” George Orwell – 1984

“The ego trusts that we are separate and go through life alone. The soul trusts that we are all connected and thus never really alone. The universe trusts that the ego will get lonely and listen to the soul.”
Unknown

“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“In that week, Laila came to believe that of all the hardships a person had to face none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” Carl Sagan

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

“Do amor e da cachaça sempre dizemos nunca mais, mas só enquanto dura a ressaca.”
“Of love and alcohol we always say ‘never again’ but only while the hangover lasts.” Cau Nunes

“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

“Believe it or not–it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.” Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

“You can kill a man with those words.
No gun.
No bullets.
Just words and a girl.” Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” Carl Sagan

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.” John Green, Looking for Alaska

“A DEFINITION NOT FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“With a smile like that, you don’t need eyes”. Markus Zusak

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.” John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“For you, in my respect, are all the world.
Then how can it be said I am alone
When all the world is here to look on me?” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.”  Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” Patricia Briggs – Dragon Blood