It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.
– Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
– Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.
– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
– Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
– Jack Kerouac, On the Road
The sun will rise and we will try again.
When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.
– Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.
– Veronica Roth, Divergent
I don’t want to die without any scars.
– Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.
–Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six