"There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn to know the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying."
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen
"If there’s any kind of magic in this world… it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know it’s almost impossible to succeed… but who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt."
— Before Sunrise
"Oh comely, I will be with you when you loose your breath chasing the only meaningful memory you thought you had left."
— Neutral Milk Hotel
"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes."
— George Gordon Byron
"We wrapped our dreams in words and patterned the words so that they would live forever, unforgettable."
— Neil Gaiman
"You knew, didn’t you, how I needed your language and the mind that formed it? How I relied on your fierce courage to tame wildernesses for me? How strengthened I was by the certainty that came from knowing you would never hurt me? You knew, didn’t you, how I loved your love? You knew. This then is no calamity. No. This is jubilee. ‘Our crown,’ you said, ‘has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do,’ you said, ‘is wear it.’"
Toni Morrison on James Baldwin
Literally one of the most beautiful things I have ever read in my life. I won’t try to lie, some of this will probably end up in my vows.
"I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love."
— Charles Bukowski
"We hurt so much because we have lost a part of ourselves. If we have loved much, we must have given much also, and when everything’s over, we feel as though we have lost everything."
— Jocelyn Soriano
"Marriage is not easy, I thought to myself. It’s not supposed to be easy. It’s two different people, from two different backgrounds, trying to build a life together for better or worse. It’s something you have to work at every single day. There are going to be hard times and those are the times you are supposed to fight like hell."
— Courtney Giardina