"There is always something left to love."
"Nothing in this world was more difficult than love."
"Eventually, everything goes away."
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
"A first book has some of the sweetness of a first love."
"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
"When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It’s because a little piece gets lost - the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed."
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
"I want to do what I feel like doing, and I want to be absolutely alone in some silent place."
"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."