QUOTEoftheDay

Saturday
Dec152018

Wendy Higgins

He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy.

Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment. This guy was sexy like it was his job or something.

We have to face difficulties to find out what our true strengths are. How we come back from failure is a very valuable test.

The beauty of poetry is that it can mean different things to different people at different times.

Seriously,” I whispered, unable to look away. “You're doing the bedroom-eyes thing again.

I was more myself with you during those three days than I’ve ever been with anyone in my life. It’d be easier if I could be fake with you, but you bring out everything in me, little Ann. All of it.


Friday
Dec142018

Kirsty Moseley

She was the only thing I needed. If everything else went away tomorrow, the big house, all the cars, the money, I wouldn't care. As long as I still got to hold her every night, I would still be the luckiest guy in the world.

It’s always been you; it’ll always be you, Angel.

He said in a deadly serious tone, ‘Momma, am I dead?’ And I said ‘no honey, you’re not dead’, and he shook his head, looking all confused about something. Then he pointed to you dancing and said, ‘if I’m not dead, then why is there an Angel in our house?

I thought maybe if I met someone else that i'd be able to stop thinking about you, but it didn't work. nothing works. when i'm with them, I wish it was you. when they laugh or talk, I can't help but compare them to your voice or your laugh. it's always been you; it'll always be you, angel.

Wednesday
Dec122018

Dejan Stojanovi

My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.

It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it

I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.

The most complicated skill is to be simple.

For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.

To hear never-heard sounds, 
To see never-seen colors and shapes, 
To try to understand the imperceptible 
Power pervading the world; 
To fly and find pure ethereal substances 
That are not of matter 
But of that invisible soul pervading reality. 
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; 
To be a lantern in the darkness 
Or an umbrella in a stormy day; 
To feel much more than know. 
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain; 
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; 
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; 
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets 
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching. 
To be a smile on the face of a woman 
And shine in her memory 
As a moment saved without planning


 

Tuesday
Dec112018

Alex Flinn

Just because something is beautiful doesn´t mean it´s good.

Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.

You shouldn't miss someone who don't miss you, right?

Every girl pretends she is a princess at one point, no matter how little her life is like that.

Maybe we judge people too much by their looks because it's easier than seeing what's really important.

A beautiful thing is precious, no matter the price. Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy...”

People make such a big deal about looks, but after a while, when you know someone, you don't even notice anymore...


Monday
Dec102018

Laurell K. Hamilton

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

I will love you always. When this red hair is white, I will still love you. When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin. When your face is full of the lines of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face,I will treasure you all the more, because I was there to see it all. I will share your life with you, Meredith, and I will love you until the last breath leaves your body or mine.

There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.

Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed.

Never trust people who smile constantly. They're either selling something or not very bright.

Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.

My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you've been mean to someone, they won't believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it's time to stop being nice, then destroy them.

When in doubt, ignore and be horribly unimpressed.

Neither love nor evil conquers all, but evil cheats more.


Sunday
Dec092018

Bernhard Schlink

There's no need to talk about it, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.

I'm not frightened. I'm not frightened of anything. The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, forgive its vice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.”

Now to escape involves not just running away, but arriving somewhere.

Is this what sadness is all about? Is it what comes over us when beautiful memories shatter in hindsight because the remembered happiness fed not just on actual circumstances but on a promise that was not kept?

I thought that if the right time gets missed, if one has refused or been refused something for too long, it's too late, even if it is finally tackled with energy and received with joy. Or is there no such thing as "too late"? Is there only "late," and is "late" always better than "never"? I don't know.


Saturday
Dec082018

Stephanie Garber

Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything

She imagined loving him would feel like falling in love with darkness, frightening and consuming yet utterly beautiful when the stars came out.

Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether. Elusive, difficult to hold on to. But not much is needed

No one is truly honest,” Nigel answered. “Even if we don't lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.

Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or performance. It's the closest you'll ever find yourself magic in this world.

Every good story needs a villain.
But the best villains are the ones you secretly like.

She remembered thinking falling for him would be like falling in love with darkness, but now she imagined he was more like a starry night: the constellations were always there, constant, magnificent guides against the ever-present black.

No one is truly honest. Even if we don't lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.


Friday
Dec072018

Amie Kaufman

You have me. Until the last star in the galaxy dies, you have me.

She is catalyst.
She is chaos.
I can see why he loves her.

I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.

Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.

The universe owes you nothing, Kady. It has already given you everything, after all. It was here long before you, and it will go on long after you. The only way it will remember you is to do something worth remembrance.

I should have told you I loved you every day. I should have given you the stars.

Patience and Silence had one beautiful daughter. And her name was Vengeance.

And there it is, against all hope, like the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. The smallest hint of a smile.

Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.


Thursday
Dec062018

Rebecca Stead

Well, it's simple to love someone," she said. "But it's hard to know when you need to say it out loud.

Trying to forget really doesn't work. In fact, it's pretty much the same as remembering. But I tried to forget anyway, and to ignore the fact that I was remembering you all the time.

Sometimes you never feel meaner than the moment you stop being mean. It's like how turning on a light makes you realize how dark the room had gotten. And the way you usually act, the things you would have normally done, are like these ghosts that everyone can see but pretends not to.

Pajamas are good for the soul.

I don't know. I just feel stuck, like I'm afraid to take any steps, in case they're the wrong ones.

Trying to forget really doesn't work. In fact, it's pretty much the same as remembering.

Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way. But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again. We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness, and love. But mostly we are happy not to. Some people learn to lift the veil themselves. Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.



Wednesday
Dec052018

Ann Voskamp

I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.

Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.

Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing.... Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away.

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.

Satan prowls but he’s a lion on a leash.