Behold! Here’s one of those I’m-too-lazy-to-write-a-blog-so-I’ll-just-copy-and-paste-a-bunch-of-quotes posts. (Panting from writing that thing alone.) These aren’t all of my favorite quotes, but they reflect the myriad of thoughts and emotions I have been through lately. Right now I’m happy — hence the laziness? (I’ve actually been busy, which is why I’m letting other writers do the thinking for me.) Enjoy!
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
I knew, in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late: again, I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome.
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was.
The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankles. — Stephen King
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
I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love In The Time Of Cholera
I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like–like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. — Banana Yoshimoto
When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.
— Paulo Coelho
I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.
— Charlotte Bronte
If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.
— Daphne du Maurier
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. — Toni Morrison
Café Girl out. ☕️