"Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining."
note to self
"There is no better time than the autumn to begin forgetting the things that trouble us, allowing them to fall away like dried leaves."
"I think you’re the sort of person who finds money on the ground and waves it in the air and asks if anyone has lost it. I think you cry in movies that aren’t even sad because you have a soft heart, though you don’t let it show. I think you do things that scare you, and that makes you braver than those adrenaline junkies who bungee-jump off bridges."
Gayle Forman, Just One Day
"People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips."
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it’s right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."
W. Clement Stone
"You must go where your heart leads and never forget that love is the most precious gift of all. Money and social status are poor substitutes for a warm, tender embrace, and there is little in life more fulfilling than the joy of loving and knowledge that you are loved in return."
Julia Quinn, How to Marry a Marquis