Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes I have come across.

  • “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • “You can tell yourself that you would be willing to lose everything you have in order to get something you want. But it’s a catch-22: all of those things you’re willing to lose are what make you recognizable. Lose them, and you’ve lost yourself.” – Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care

  • “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”- Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • “The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.” Stephen King, Different Seasons

  • “The curves of your lips rewrite history.”

    —Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

    —Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • “Your contrast to everybody else is the story of your own life that you never realize until it’s too late to change it.” (found 10/8/15)

    -Baxter, Counterpointed Characterization

  • Type love and it’s just a word; write it, and the letters resolve into feeling.” (found 11/19/15)

    -Daniel Wallace, The Mailman