Category: girl

The best portion of a good man’s life: his lit…

The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.

To acquire the habit of reading is to construc…

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

There is no such thing on earth as an unintere…

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not in…

I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do — mostly with my time.

And maybe what growing up really means is know…

And maybe what growing up really means is knowing that you don’t have to be just a character, going whichever way the story says. It’s knowing you could be the author instead.

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ li…

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

The French have a phrase for it. The bastards …

The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.

…You might want someone else to save you, or y…

…You might want someone else to save you, or you might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really…[But] yourself.

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. Th…

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.