You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you... Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.
- Hook


Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
- Tyler Kent White


Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
- Marjorie Pay Hinckley


I learned that things don’t always turn our the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.
- Jennifer Weiner



A phoenix never
apologizes for
turning into ashes
before rising to
meet its rebirth.
Set yourself alight
if that is what it
takes to flourish.
- Noor Shirazie



Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.
- Naomi Shihab Nye 


A man told me I had to move because I was blocking the fire exit. As if I wasn't going to move if there was a fire.
- Mitch Hedberg


I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.
- Christopher Poindexter


Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there
I'm learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down
- Tom Petty



Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
- Henry David Thoreau


To have faith is to have wings.
- J.M. Barrie


We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit.
- Audre Lorde


"The oldest, the one that everyone counts on and no one has to worry about. It's an honor to play that role."
- Amy Chua


"' I always think everything is a trap until proven otherwise,' the Prince answered. 'Which is why I'm still alive.'"
- The Princess Bride


"Have a glass of sweet tea, it's the house wine of the South."
- Dolly Parton


"I was a little excited but mostly blorft. 'Blorft' is an adjective I just made up that means 'Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to stress with the torpor of a possum.'"
- Tina Fey


"'Damaged people,' she said, 'are dangerous,  for we have already drowned in the darkness, and we know that if we kick strong enough we can survive.'"
- Helen Hollick


Nobody says you must laugh, but a sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the day.
- Ann Landers


Bravery hides in amazing places.
- Kiera Cass


You are a minute of quiet in a loud shouting world.
- Gabriel Gadfly




Miracles happen quietly every day - in an operating room, on a stormy sea, in the sudden appearance of a road side stranger. They are rarely tallied. No one keeps score.
- Mitch Albom


Every time she blinks
she strikes somebody blind.
Everything she thinks
blows her tiny mind.
That's my daughter in the water,
who'd have ever thought her?
Who'd have ever thought?
That's my daughter in the water,
I lost everytime I fought her
Yea, I lost every time.
- Loudon Wainright III, Daughter


My husband says the only thing domestic about me is that I was born in this country.
- Phyllis Diller


I'm already there
Don't make a sound
I'm the beat in your heart
I'm the moonlight shining down
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there until the end
Can you feel the love that we share
Oh I'm already there
We may be a thousand miles apart
But I'll be with you wherever you are
I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I'll be there until the end
Can you feel the love that we share
Oh I'm already there
Oh I'm already there
- Lonestar


The worst thing in the world can happen, but the next day the sun will come up. And you will eat your toast. And you will drink your tea.
- Rhian Ellis


Fighting has taught me not to give up, even if everything inside of me is telling me that I am not good enough. It’s taught me that when I hear that voice, to treat it like any other liar. Ignore it.
- Lauren Sugihara-Daniels


Becoming a mom means you've accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.
– Nia Vardalos