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So it goes.
~Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it - seems that only children weep.
~Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
All time is time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.
~a Tralfamadorian, Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
'Pooh!' he whispered.
'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw.
'I just wanted to be sure of you.'
~A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner
Now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
~The Once-ler, The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
You have to take whatever light you can hold into the dark with you.
~Mary Dowd, A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray)
One can never go back. One always has to move forward.
~Miss Moore, A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray)
I lay there and thought how life was like a Littmus Lozenge, how the sweet and the sad were all mixed up together and how hard it was to separate them out.
~India Opal, Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
There ain't no way you can hold on to something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.
~Gloria Dump, Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
What matters isn't whether something is real. What matters is if it is true.
~Beckett, Innocence (Jane Mendelsohn)
Danny? You listen to me. Iím going to talk to you about it this once and never again this same way. Thereís some things no six-year-old boy in the world should have to be told, but the way things should be and the way things are hardly ever get together. The worldís a hard place, Danny. It donít care. It donít hate you and me, but it donít love us, either. Terrible things happen in the world, and theyíre things no one can explain. Good people die in bad, painful ways and leave the folks that love them all alone. Sometimes it seems like itís only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. The world donít love you, but your momma does and so do I. Youíre a good boy. You grieve for your daddy, and when you feel you have to cry over what happened to him, you go into a closet or under your covers and cry until itís all out of you again. Thatís what a good son has to do. But see that you get on. Thatís your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.
~Dick Hallorann, The Shining (Stephen King)
'People aren't either wicked or noble,' the hook-handed man said. 'They're like chef's salad, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.'
~Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grim Grotto
If you would understand the present, you must come to know the past.
~Eugenia Spence, The Sweet Far Thing (Libba Bray)
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
~John Muir, John of the Mountains
To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed.
~Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Galeís fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.
So after, when he whispers, ďYou love me. Real or not real?Ē I tell him, ďReal.Ē
~Katniss Everdeen, Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
~Finnick Odair, Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)