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22 September 2014

Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
21 September 2014
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So many words, because I can’t touch you. If I could sleep with my arm round you, the ink could stay in the bottle.

— D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover 
20 September 2014
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I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.

Neil GaimanThe Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 
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14 September 2014
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No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.

Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass
13 September 2014
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J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

11 September 2014
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It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it

— Oscar Wilde 
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10 September 2014
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Francine Prose, Goldengrove

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Francine Prose, Goldengrove

09 September 2014
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I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.

Franz Kafka 
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09 September 2014
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"Never mind," I answered, "I have all the facts in my journal, and the public shall know them. In the meantime you must make yourself contented by the consciousness of success, like the Roman miser —

"`Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo
Ipse domi simul ac nummos contemplar in arca.’”

— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from A Study in Scarlet (via the-final-sentence)
08 September 2014
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

— William Shakespeare
08 September 2014
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Don’t get starry-eyed about somebody you can’t have, especially if it blinds you to somebody who’s really important.

— Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire 
03 September 2014
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Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Lauren

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Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Lauren

01 September 2014
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This is how you lose her.

You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.

You must remember when she forgets.

You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.

She remembers when you forget.

You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.

You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

— Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her 
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25 August 2014
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Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.

— Donna Tartt, The Secret History 
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24 August 2014
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Don’t dwell on things. Don’t stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of sadness.

Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero