Voyage

Little by little, one travels far.

~J.R.R. Tolkien

Truer than truth

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.

~Ernest Hemingway

 

Sad but true

The sad truth is the truth is sad.

~Lemony Snicket

The Hostile Hospital

Ruinous

“Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”

~Ernest Hemingway

from A Farewell to Arms

Remake a world

You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

~Ray Bradbury

Priorities

If you are a student you should always get a good nights sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, and then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside, a phrase which means ‘flunk’.

~Lemony Snicket

Nada

It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.

~Lemony Snicket

from Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

Or kiss sleeping women.

The moral of Snow White is never eat apples.

~Lemony Snicket

Love is stern

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

~C.S. Lewis

Love = death and life

Love: It will kill you and save you, both.

~Lauren Oliver

from Delirium