Favorite Quotes

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He is wine and bread and deep in my stomach. – Lily King, Euphoria #other

I wept until I aged myself. I watched it happen in the mirror. – Maggie Nelson, Bluets #grief #sadness

Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream. – Anna Carson, Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripedes #grief 

We were together. I forget the rest. – Walt Whitman #love

If you had really loved something, wouldn’t a little bit of it always linger? – Susan Orlean #love #nostalgia

Oh the things we invent when we are scared and want to be rescued. – Richard Siken #fear

I just think that you are what you love. – Taylor Swift #love #selflove

Anything you accept fully will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender. – Eckhart Tolle #acceptance #peace

You can have my heart if you have the stomach to take it. – Yves Olade, Bloodsport #love

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats. – Iris Murdoch #life #advice

I want to know what it means to survive something. Does it just mean I get to keep my body? – Olivia Gatwood #musings

Writing, of course, is a substitute for the life I cannot live, am unable to live. – Patricia Highsmith #writing

We suffer more in imagination than in reality. – Seneca #philosophy

This is what courage is. It’s not just living through the nightmare, it’s doing something with it afterward. It’s being brave enough to talk about it to other people. It’s trying to organize to change things. – Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues #political #queer

I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better. – Frida Kahlo #selflove

I want to write a novel about silence. The things people don’t say. – Virginia Woolf #writing

I don’t want to pretend anymore. You make me—want to be real. – Nancy Garden, Annie on my Mind #queer

I’m still learning to love the parts of me that no one claps for. – Rudy Francisco #selflove

Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. – Rainer Maria Rilke #musings

‘I have been in love with no one, and never shall,’ she whispered, ‘unless it should be with you.’ – Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla #love #queer

If you crush a cockroach, you’re a hero. If you crush a butterfly, you’re a villain. Morals have aesthetic criteria. – Nietzsche #philosophy

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll #advice #musings

Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. – Dr. Amelia Brand, Interstellar #love

I paint flowers so they will not die. – Frida Kahlo #other

Encouraging someone to be entirely themselves is the loudest way to love them. – Kalen Dion #love

I suppose I love this life, in spite of my clenched fist. – Andrea Gibson #musings

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. – Lao Tzu #truth

Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted. – Abraham Verghese #home

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle #philosophy

But I now see that being alone doesn’t mean I have to be lonely. My life is my own. And the future is up to me. – Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes #musings

Aren’t we all just watching this silly little life slip through our fingers? – Nia Mahmud #musings

Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hallow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go. – Jamie Anderson #grief

Mostly I want to be kind. – Mary Oliver #kindness #musings

If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Hermann Hesse #love

‘Do you have any other advice?’ asked the boy. ‘Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated,’ said the horse. – Charlie Mackesy #advice, #selfworth

Let July be July. Let August be August. – Morgan Harper Nichols #musings

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. – Audre Lorde #political #queer

I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham or a dusty jar of sour gooseberry jam! I am what I am. That’s a great thing to be. – Dr. Seuss #selflove

I died a thousand deaths, trying to get you to love me once. – Samantha King Holmes #love #heartbreak

I want justice – oceans of it. I want fairness – rivers of it. That’s what I want. – Elijah Cummings #political

I don’t feel particularly proud of myself. But when I walk alone in the woods or lie in the meadows, all is well. – Franz Kafka #musings

Everything is strange. Things are huge and very small. – Virginia Woolf #musings

Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it true? – Sathya Sai Baba #kindness

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy #musings

We will never have a perfect world, but it’s not romantic or na├»ve to work toward a better one. – Steven Pinker #hope #political 

I sympathize with everybody, damn it, and see why they are the way they are. – Kurt Vonnegut #sympathy

Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid. – Valery Legasov #truth

Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power – not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist. – bell hooks #political #power #queer

There are years that asks questions and years that answer. – Zora Neale Hurston #musings

Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are. – John Green #advice

How wonderful to be alive, he thought. But why does it always hurt? – Boris Pasternak #musings

Loving someone means helping them to be more themselves, which can be different from being what you’d like them to be, although they often turn out the same. – Merle Shain #love

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe #musings

Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies? – Plato #philosophy

It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still learn to love it. – Oscar Wilde #musings

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. – Kurt Cobain #inspirational

Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. – Emily Thorne #political #other

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver #other

You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. – Martin Luther King Jr. #inspirational

It’s been very rare to have known you, very strange and wonderful. – F. Scott Fitzgerald #musings

Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. – Fernando Pessoa #musings

It was love and I lived in it. And it is grief, and I will carry it. – Chloe Frayne #grief

Doubt is uncomfortable, but certainty is ridiculous. – Voltaire #philosophy

There is so much stubborn hope in the human heart. – Albert Camus #hope

There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living. – Jim Thompson #other

Let her sleep. For when she wakes, she will move mountains. – Napoleon Bonaparte #other

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. – Yogi Bhajan #power