“If there’s someone you absolutely miss, you might find yourself talking to them a lot in your mind, creating those fake conversations with them and you answer yourself in their voice in your head. Maybe it’s a girlfriend who dumped you or you know someone who died or that sort of thing, you adopt their personality or the memory of who they were as a means of staying close to them. People talk about spirit, but I have this idea that when we die, we’re gone. All that lives on is our memory and how we affected people, the way we changed people throughout our life. Whether you’ve had a good effect of a bad effect on people, that’s your afterlife—the people who live on after you.”
“I need to rebel against myself. It’s the opposite of following your bliss. I need to do what I most fear.”
“There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.”
“I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them.”
“You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from.”
“A prayer, for the wild at heart kept in cages.”
“Lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it.”
--A tidbit from how to be alone
"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."
“I don’t get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say.”
--Meg Rosoff, 'How I Live Now'
“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”
--Karen Marie Moning
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know - because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly… and when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.”
--F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'The Beautiful and Damned'
“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
--Rainer Maria Rilke
“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”
“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running; that’s the way to live.”
--Jack Kerouac, 'The Dharma Bums'
“This morning, with her, having coffee.”
--Johnny Cash, when asked for his definition of paradise.
"Life is like a game of bridge -- only a dummy puts all her cards on the table."
“Style for me is a casual way of putting something on. It’s not thought out but needs to suit your way of life. Now I like wearing the same sweater over and over again, then taking it off when it’s smelly.”