this post is just to keep track of quotes/lyrics that i enjoy a great amount (it will end up being a novel by the time i'm done - i'm going to keep coming back and editing it.) :)
"there's always the chance you could die right in the middle of your life story"
"be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. then life seems almost enchanted after all."
"just because today is a terrible day, doesn't mean tomorrow might not be the best day of your entire life. you just have to wake up and get there."
"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."
"Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden."
"Let us consider that we are all insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles..."
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love."
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed."
"dad, tell me which is worse- your last breath in the worst city on earth; or your last kiss from the lips you were built to love from birth?"
"when i die please make me a legend, so i don't have to come back and try again."
"fell out of love. even monet did sketches. close quarters. head overflowing. ideas keep me up all night. i miss who i was too?"
"if she won't leave your thoughts even when you try to keep her away, perhaps the answer lies in keeping her closer to your heart."
"the feelings that i felt when i said i needed you, but i don't recall you would ever say it back."
"all that hates gonna burn you up, kid." "it keeps me warm at night."
"i'm always up late, i think i'm everything you hate."
"i'm coming up to break your heart. you're sleeping with the light on like you're dying to be found out."
"but now my only star is burning, and it's falling to the ground."
"he said i belong locked up in a hospital somewhere so ill forget who i am. jokes on him. i never really knew who i was."
"i know forever isn't long enough to forget the faces and places that played out your tragedy."
"a secondhand account of stories that never happened. and the good times were never quite as good as we remember."
"this wont mean a thing come tomorrow and thats exactly how ill make it seem."
"take what you love most and burn it to the ground."
"hey there it's good to see you again. it never felt right calling this just friends. i'm happy, if you're happy with yourself."
"you know that you are not alone, i need you like water in my lungs. this story's old but it goes on and on until we disappear."
"that thing aint beating in your chest, its counting down"
"i miss the days when we spent everyday together. my head has been delayed. there is dust on the times i love."
"just because you feel it, doesn't mean it's there."
"just cause you're breathing, doesn't mean you're alive."
"You don’t like yourself. But you do admire yourself. Its all you’ve got so you cling to it. You’re so afraid if you change, you’ll lose what makes you special. Being miserable doesn’t make you better than anybody else, House. It just makes you miserable."
"there's always that one person, no matter how long it's been, or how badly they've treated you, if they say i love you, you will say it back."
"That's all right. Anyway, my mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end."
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all"
"I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside"
"Are you joking? Do you guys like it here? Who the hell likes being stuck in a place where you can't even smile? It's hot as balls, everybody's an asshole. I just wanna go home."
"Because even if it breaks your heart to be just friends, if you really care about someone, you’ll take the hit."
“As he lay there, he became aware suddenly that the grounds were silent. Fawkes had stopped singing. And he knew, without knowing how he knew it, that the phoenix had gone, had left Hogwarts for good, just as Dumbledore had left the school, had left the world…had left Harry.”
“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
“Home is where somebody notices your absence.”
“I love what you are, and what you do and how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength that carries you through. I’ve seen the best of you. I’ve seen the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. And I love you.”
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, but if you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best.”
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
“I think you are probably one of those people that everyone falls in love with a tiny bit.”
“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
“You never get used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you and it just hits you all over again.”
“Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.”
“No one likes hearing this, but sometimes the person you want the most is the person you’re best without.”
“This poem is the poem I am writing because we aren’t speaking, and it is making my heart hurt so bad, it is all I can do just to get up off the floor sometimes."
"Don’t waste your time asking why such an amazing thing could happen to you, just let it happen. Don’t doubt that you could be loved, just let yourself be loved. If you don’t believe you’re worth of anyone’s time, then you won’t be. Take yourself seriously and others will too. “Why” is a wasteful question. Why? ‘Cause that’s the way it’s supposed to be. That’s the only answer you can have. Accept it.”
"youth is like diamonds in the sun, and diamonds are forever young."
"he's the first to tell you he's full of shit, like that's half a compliment for men. though he's waking up in puddles of piss, he marinates his metaphors in them."
"empty another bottle, and let me tear you to pieces. this is me wishing you into the worst situations. i'm the kind of kid that can't let anything go."
"Dying Is an art, like everything else, I do it exceptionally well. ... I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call."
"they ignore the reality that a new version of the same old problem will be waiting at the end of the trip - the relative you cringe to kiss."
“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
“You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.”
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
"I was never your first choice, but that didn’t stop me from saying yes every single time."
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
“True friends are those that are aware of how stupid you are, have experienced it first hand, and still choose to be seen with you in public.”
“Every single person has at least one secret that would break your heart. If we could just remember this, I think there would be a lot more compassion and tolerance in the world.”
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
“As the ground shattered below us and the sky was ripped open above us, it became clear that all you and I could ever really hang to, was each other.”
“If for one minute you think you’re better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.”
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
“Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
“Once upon a time, you and I were best friends. And that means whenever you need me, I’m here. At anytime, anywhere, any place. Forever.”
“I know we’d both like to forget everything that has happened. We’ve become strangers. Strangers with a past. Lately, I am realizing that I don’t really miss you, I miss the way you made me feel. Even if it was a lie.”
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
"What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction."
"There comes a point in life where you either accept whatever you're doing and just exist, or stop talking about what you used to be and do something completely different."
'the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.'
"Crying doesn't indicate that you're weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you're alive."
“At the end of the day, you either focus on what’s tearing you apart…or what’s holding you together.”
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that's all."
"I would die for you. But I won't live for you."
"Because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have."
No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.