"To you I shall say, as I have often said before, Do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last; you will, in the course of the next two or three years, meet with somebody more generally unexceptionable than anyone you have yet known, who will love you as warmly as possible, and who will so completely attach you that you will feel you never really loved before."
"If you have built castles in the air, you work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them..."
-Henry David Thoreau
It is sometimes a disadvantage to be so very guarded. In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels."
Pride and Prejudice
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak."
-Henry David Thoreau
"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment."
"Then the time came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
"Man's love is of a man's life a thing apart; 'tis a woman's whole existence."
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
"To move the world, we must first move ourselves."
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
-E. E. Cummings
"Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they do."
I Am the Messenger
"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."
"If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you. I came to live out loud."
"The Ven-Diagram for boys who don't like smart girls and boys you shouldn't date is a circle."
"These are extreme times. The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?"
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Maybe it's more like you said before, all of us being cracked open. Like, each of us starts out as a watertight vessel. And these things happen - these people leave us, or don't love us, or don't get us, or we don't get them, and we lose and fail and hurt one another. And the vessel starts to crack open in places. And I mean, yeah, once the vessel cracks open, the end becomes inevitable...but there is all this time between when the cracks start to open up and when we finally fall apart. And it's only in that time that we can see one another, because we see out of ourselves through our cracks and into others through theirs. When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks, and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out."