"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change her future by merely changing her attitude."
“O! It’s nice to get up in the morning. But it’s nicer to stay in bed.”
“I have had a holiday, and I'd like to take it up professionally."
"Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting."
“Fashion isn’t just frocks. It’s how we do our houses, our gardens - it’s what we eat and drink.”
“If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.”
“I believe part of the process of figuring yourself out is a way of connecting the dots between the fabulous and influential people around us all, like some sort of hidden constellation—you only have to know where to look.”
“Long hair minimizes the need for barbers; socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; suspenders are superfluous.”
“All I’ve ever done is dream. That, and only that, has been the meaning of my existence. The only thing I’ve ever really cared about is my inner life. My greatest griefs faded to nothing the moment I opened the window onto my inner self and lost myself in watching. I never tried to be anything other than a dreamer. I never paid any attention to people who told me to go out and live. I belonged always to whatever was far from me and to whatever I could never be. Anything that was not mine, however base, always seemed to be full of poetry. The only thing I ever loved was pure nothingness…”
“I got my feet on the ground and I don’t go to sleep to dream.”
“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.”
“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.”
“I am still so naive; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?”
“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
“That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.”
"Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting."
“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
“I wouldn't mind living my life capturing the moments of others.”
“If he wrote it he could get rid of it. He had gotten rid of many things by writing about them.”
--Ernest Hemingway, 'Fathers and Sons'
“It pains me to realize I’ll never get to actually live in these well written worlds, but at least I can stay for a little while.”
“I guess that’s the beauty of books. When they finish they don’t really finish.”
“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”
“Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again;
For I am like the Moon,
you will see me with new face everyday.”
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“Appreciate how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world, then take joy in it, and use it to your best advantage.”
“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
“It is not about how others are or how society is. The most important thing is to ask yourself, “What should I do?” and “What can I do?” One who stands up with moral courage and conviction can change society and create waves of transformation around the world.”
“So I dressed with remaining ceramics, furniture and objects; so I placed a message in each, a small story, at times ironic and obviously wordless, but audible to those who believe in poetry.”