"The years that are gone seem like dreams - if one might go on sleeping and dreaming - but to wake up and find - oh! well! perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"I am destined to see you only by accident." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"You know that I only live when I am near you." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"Why? Why do you love him when you out not to."
"Why? Because his hair is brown and grows away from his temples; because he opens and shuts his eyes, and his nose is a little out of drawing; because he has two lips and a square chin, and a little finger which he can't straighten from having baseball too evergetically in his youth. Because---"
"Because you do, in short." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"....To be an artist includes much; one must posess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist must posess the courageous soul."
"What do you mean by the courageous soul?"
"Courageous, ma foi! The brave soul. The soul that dares and defies." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"Edna began to feel like one who awakens gradually out of a dream, a delicious, grotesque, impossible dream, to feel again the realities pressing into her soul." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"Mrs. Pontellier gave over being astonished, and concluded that wonders would never cease." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"It was like a shadow, like a mist passing over her soul's summer day." - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"Maybe Mab was real. Maybe she was the fury, the courage, the sex. Whatever Mab had been, now, joined with her tiny winged red-haired biscuit, Mab was the love, flying through the night like an errant star that had longed to know, even briefly, what make planet Earth's children weep and sing." - I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"Maybe webs of light are just a feeling two people have when they are in love."
- I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"Barbie was no longer afraid of anything. It was like the thing Mab had said about belief. The belief is sometimes the biggest part of it all. You can choose to believe in your published book being held in the loving hands of strangers, your name tattooed forever on the heart of the one you adore; you can choose to believe in tiny red-haired pesk piskies - all the things 'they' may tell you not to believe in. But who are they anyway? What do they know? What makes them any more real? And now, Barbie realized, I am telling Mab to believe. I am telling Belief herself to believe." - I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"Where are you my wingless but ascending angel?" - I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"They would begin to search for her. At which time she would make herself availavle to them, and like some magic silver thread, she would transform the coarse, dull fabric of their lives." - I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"If Los Angeles is a woman reclining billboard model and the San Fernando Valley is her teenbopper sister, then New York is their cousin." - I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
" 'They're beautiful. The sadness makes you even more beautiful.' "- I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
" ' Now that one isn't even a biscuit! He's...maybe a croissant. An eclair. Mmmmmmm.' " -I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"They were painted with a night sky, dark violet blue and starred, the way she had read skies are supposed to look."- I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"It seemed to her that she could become an artist there, like the people in books, who did not have pools or Astroturf or rosebushes or smog or houses the color and texture of lumpy guacamole, but had coffees and books on every corner and museums and theater and poetry readings in basements and streets where almost ever shop sold wonderful black shoes with soles that were hard to wear out."- I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
"...because things change. And friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody."- the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"After the song finished, I said something. 'I feel infinite.' And Sam and Patrick looked at me like I said the greatest thing they ever heard. Because the song was that great and because we all really paid attention to it. Five minutes of a lifetime were truly spent and we felt young in a good way."- The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"He's a wallflower...You see things. you keep quiet about them. And you understand."- The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again."- My Antonia by Willa Cather
"The language of movement does not need translation."- A Letter To Daria by Ekaterina Gordeeva
"Something between the do-all and the do-nothing."- Emma by Jane Austen
"Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird who cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow."- Dreams by Langston Hughes
"She doth teach the torches to burn bright, it seems she hangs upon a cheek of night, a rich jewel in Ethiop's ear, beauty too rich for use. So shows a snowy dove drooping with crows, as yonder lady o'er her fellow shows. Did my heart love til now, for swear its sight, for I ne'er saw true beauty til this night."- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than you ever dreamt in your philosophy."- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
"All the world is a stage and the men and women, merely players."- As You Like It by William Shakespeare
"Winning is all it's cracked up to be."- Winning Every Day by Shannon Miller
"Remember, the shadows are as important as the light."- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
"And how should you keep from going to hell?" "Well, I suppose I shall keep in good health and never die."- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
"Isn't hate merely the result of wounded love?"- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
"The future likely holds more accolades for the Queen of Gymnastics. Regardless, Shannon Miller will always be a winner. She has forever left her mark of elegance on the sport of gymnastics."- Shannon Miller: America's Most Decorated Gymnast by Krista Quiner
"...it's not how long you're here, but what you do while you'er here."- RENT by Jonathon Larson