Category: inspirational

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.

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.

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.

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you can…

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

He decided then that he would love her forever…

He decided then that he would love her forever no matter what came to pass. It was not so much a matter of deciding as accepting the inevitability of it.

Be thankful you’re healthy. Be bitter you’re n…

Be thankful you’re healthy.
Be bitter you’re not going to stay that way.
Be glad you’re even alive.
Be furious you’re going to die.

Be a kid who loves surprises. Squeal with deli…

Be a kid who loves surprises. Squeal with delight over puppies and cupcakes and birthday parties. Be curious, but content. Be loyal, but independent. Be kind. To everyone. Treat every day like you’re making waffles. Don’t settle for the first guy (or girl) unless he’s the right guy (or girl). Live your effing life. Do so with gusto, because my God, there’s nothing sorrier than gusto-less experience. Know yourself. Love yourself. Be a good friend. Be a kid of hope and substance. Be a kid of appetite.

Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find ou…

Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find out what is wrong with me.

Home is where you feel at home. I’m still look…

Home is where you feel at home. I’m still looking.