Favorite Quotes

I’m a quote junkie — I have two quote journals and a note on my phone that I’ve had going for quite a few years now. I thought it might be interesting to keep them here in one place in case anyone is interested in being inspired! These include quotes from movies, books, theatre and from my family and friends over the years.

Kenzi’s List of Quotes

1). And if the music is good, you dance.

2). “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” – We Bought A Zoo

3). Never look back. If cinderella had gone back for her shoe, she never would have been a princess.

4). If you’re feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color.

5). “Someday someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you’ve never seen. They’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been searching for their entire lives. Just wait, it’s coming” -Drake

6). Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

7). When you feel like you’re drowning in life, don’t worry – your lifeguard walks on water.

8). We lose people we love because they are meant to love someone else. We lose them because we are destined to find somebody else. It is a simple fact that is sometimes hard to accept because we are too stupid to let go.

9). God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “Thank you?” -William A. Ward

10).  It’s hard to find the perfect time to say something that you know is gonna change everything.

11). Mistakes are like the memories you hide in an attic: old love letters from relationships that tanked, photos of dead relatives, toys from a childhood you miss. Out of sight is out of mind, but somewhere deep inside you know they still exist. And you also know that you’re avoiding them.

12). “Can you really, truly be mad at someone for doing something stupid if they truly, 100% thought they were doing what was right?”

13). “This is what I like about pictures. They’re proof that once, even for just a heartbeat, everything was perfect.”

14).  You know what the difference is between a dream and a goal? A plan.

15). Hate’s just the flip side of love. Like heads and tails on a dime. If you don’t know what it feels like to love someone, how would you know why hate is? One can’t exist without the other.

16). The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the bible 365 times. That’s a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless.

17). Be so happy that when people look at you, they become happy too.

18). Live in such a way that if someone should speak badly of you, no one would believe them.

19). Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that too.

20). “If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart and I’ll stay there forever” -Winnie the Pooh

21). “It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world” -John Steinbeck

22). I CANT

i am unable to can

i have lost the ability to can! – Nat

23). “Don’t get caught up in petty things but look for the extraordinary in the ordinary. ” – Nathan

24). Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

24). I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

25). Having a thousand friends isn’t a miracle. The miracle is having one friend who will stand by you when thousands are against you.

26). Winnie the Pooh: You’re just in time for the best part of the day!

Christopher Robin: And what time is that?

Winnie the Pooh: When you and me become we.

27). In the space between yes and no, there’s a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind. It’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are.  -Jodi Picoult

28). When you’re around someone so much, for so long, they become a part of you, and when they go away, you don’t know who you are without them.

29). Never take anyone for granted, because anything can happen to anyone, at anytime.

30). “It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn’t struggle is the one who doesn’t grow. So if you are struggling right now, see it as a terrific sign — and celebrate your struggle.”

31). My philosophy is this: do what you want, when you want, with who you want and everything else will fall into place. – Nathan

32). “Real life is a funny thing. I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up, when we didn’t say I love you, when we should’ve said I’m sorry. So there’s a time for silence and there’s a timer for waiting your turn but if you know how you feel and you so clearly know what you need to say you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait….I think you should speak now”

33).  The sky isn’t always blue. The sun doesn’t always shine. So it’s okay to fall apart sometimes, but always remember to get up again.

34). Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.

35). Never settle for anything less than butterflies.

36). God doesn’t give you the people you want. He gives you the people you need. To hurt you, to hep you, to leave you, to love you and to make you the person you were meant to be.

37). Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst. Be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything. Be that independent girl who didn’t need a man. Be that girl who never backed down -Taylor Swift

38). Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner.

39). The most touching line said by a best friend: “When I die, don’t come near my body because my hand may not be able to wipe your tears.”

40). The two most important days in your life: the day you’re born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

41). Be happy. Be who you wanna be. If others doesn’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.

42). “She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people”

43). Family  isn’t always blood. Its the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.

44). Fairy tales can come true. You gotta make them happen, it all depends on you.

45). If the whole world was blind, tell me, how many people would you impress?

46). “Under the Eiffel tower with the one you love, on the beach as the waves make their way to shore, swimming in the mysterious, green lake water, running around, wild and free in the night summer air, watching the people you idolize take your breath away on stage, daydreaming about your perfect future, living in the only house you’ve ever known, laughing and acting crazy with your friends on the weekend.  We’ve all had memories in amazing places, especially with unforgettable people, things that built us and everything we’ve come to know. Enjoy life in this big, crazy, beautiful place you call home” -Shelby

47). Cinderella walked on broken glass, Belle loved a beast and Snow White escaped a knife. All because love means facing your biggest fears.

48). “If there’s one thing I learned it’s that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment each and everyday. The here, the now”

49). Screw that guy that broke your heart. Screw everything and everyone that caused all to fall apart. Screw what it used to be and what will never be the same. Screw the crap that made you close to insane. in the end it doesn’t change or get easier from here, but eventually the guy you once loved will slowly disappear and when he is long gone and you’re learning to make do without him, remember who you are and why you no longer care about him

50). High school is not the time to find your groom, but the time to find your bridesmaids

51). Expect anything from anyone. The devil was once an angel.

52). Its funny how day by day nothing changes. But when you look back, everything is different.

53). Missing someone isn’t about how long it had been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you find yourself doing something and wishing they were right there by your side.

54). You’re only a teenager. You’re not yet married, so go with the flow, laugh tons, use manners and try something new. Will you just kiss him already? Trust your feelings, spend your cash, introduce yourself, take a chance, study hard, seek happiness and regret nothing. He isn’t ‘your whole world’ because you haven’t lived in this world long enough to say that. Think about it: 10 years is more than half of your age. You’re still a tiny tot. Don’t laugh at other peoples dreams, wish on 11:11, challenge yourself, take pictures and appreciate the memories. Have the time of your life.

55). “Best friend” isn’t just a name. A bestfriend is someone who’s there for you, no matter what. You can trust them with anything and everything. Best friends share tears and laughs, almost like their emotions are intertwined. Most importantly, you can always count on a best friend. -Drake

56). Why complicate life? Missing somebody? Call. Wanna meet up? Invite. Wanna be understood? Explain. Have questions? Ask. Don’t like something? Say it. Like something? State it. Want something? Ask for it. Love someone? Tell them.

57). An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.

58). Pretty is not enough. Pretty is nice. It’s fine. Pretty can turn heads, but beauty? Beauty can change the whole world. Pretty is what you are, but beauty is what you do with it. Pretty lifts spirits, beauty makes them soar. So smile. Be bold. Show your beauty. When you put pretty into action, there’s no limit to what you can do. Be a force of beauty.

59). You’re going to discover that conversations are best at four am. The heavier the eyelids, the sincerer the words.

60). “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘it might have been.'” -John Greenleaf Whittier

61). Those people who aggravate us the most are often the people we love the most. Life is simple. Don’t over complicate. – Nathan

62). Remember to follow your dreams. It all starts with just a thought.

63). Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

64). When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but we often look so long at the closed foot that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

65). 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do then by the ones you did do. Throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

66). The world would be a lonely place without the one who puts the smile on your face.

67). “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

68). Traditions are good. They give order and stability to our lives. But change is a part of life too. The secret is to find the balance between the two.

69). Voulez-vous. Take it now or leave it. Now is all we get. Nothing’s promised, no regrets. Voulez-vous. Ain’t no big decision. You know what to do. La question c’est voulez-vou.

70). Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away

71). There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.

72). “Have I gone mad?”

“I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are”

– Alice in Wonderland

73). When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

74). “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.” -Eminem

75) The greatest victories are the people we meet along the way.

76). Remember: people on rain on your parade because they’re jealous of your sun and tired of their shade.

77). Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied by barely getting by. But, the feeling is lie and if you just hold on; just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find a way to make it all okay. We all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world. To remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there, and that someone will find you.

78). “Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a person can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than, vindictive, shallow, vain, boring, or cruel? Not to me” -J.K. Rowling

79). Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.

80). In life, you’re going to be left out, talked about, lied to, and used. But you have to decide who’s worth your tears and who’s not.

81). “One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” – One Tree Hill

82). Christopher Robin: “Forever and ever is a very long time, Pooh.”

Pooh: “Forever isn’t long at all when I’m with you.”

83). In French, you don’t really say “I miss you.” You say “tu me manques,” which is closer to “you are missing from me.”. I love that. “You are missing from me”. You are a part of me, you’re essential to my being. You are like a limb or an organ or blood. I cannot function without you.

84). “It’s okay if you don’t know how much more you can handle. It’s fine if you don’t know what to do next. Eventually, you’ll let go of how things should be and start to see possibilities based on reality. It’s YOUR life. Grasp the steering wheel and force yourself to pay attention to where you’re going”

85). ” If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you. ” – Winnie The Poo

86). Smart girls are the overthinkers, the insecure ones, the different ones. They know what the real world is like. They analyze every little thing in life. Why? To avoid getting hurt. To find happiness. They stay up at night trying to think about every possible situation to get through all the problems. They think too much. They trust less people. Their insecurity proves their respect towards themselves. Of course, they try to live away from a drama free life. Smart girls know their worth, now that’s the one worth keeping by your side.

87). The smallest thing can change the world. Why do you think i always say bless you when people sneeze? i saved a life by doing that, something so simple, automatic now, not even a second long, saved a persons life. Idk what they will do, but im sure its worth it – Nathan

88). “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.” – Unknown

89). History repeats itself. Liars will be liars, cheaters will be cheaters & the person who has always been there for you, will always be.

90). “When your heart breaks, you gotta fight like hell to make sure you’re still alive. Because you are, and that pain you feel..that’s life. The confusion and fear, that’s there to remind that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for.” – One Tree Hill

91).” We’re all little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone who weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and falling mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Dr. Seuss

92). “But what’s more important: believing in your fellow man, having faith in a persons character, trusting that a person is who we think they are and defending that trust until we’re given proof beyond a reasonable doubt that we should no longer do so” -One Tree Hill

93). The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. Learn to let go of the past… and recognize that everyday won’t be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair… remember it’s only in the black of night you can see the stars, and those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, cause most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you wish for… Maybe you’ll get more than you ever could have imagined… Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end… the journey is the destination. -One Tree Hill

94). Did you ever look at a picture of yourself and see a stranger in the background? It makes you wonder how many people have pictures of you, how many moments of other people’s lives we’ve been in. Were we part of someone’s life when their dream came true, or were we there when their dreams died? Did we keep trying to get in, as if we were somehow destined to be there? Or did the shot take us by surprise? Just think, you could be a big part of someone else’s life, and not even know it. – One Tree Hill

95). “Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life that you expect it to always be there because you can’t remember a time in your life when it wasn’t. But then one day you feel something else-something that feels wrong, only because it’s so unfamiliar. And in that moment you realize…you’re happy.” – One Tree Hill

96). “Be careful! Straight trees often have crooked roots”.

97). ” Make a wish and put it in your heart. Anything you want. Everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from. Or the next smile. Or the next wish come true. But if you believe its right around the corner and you open your heart and mind to the possibly of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you are wishing for. The world is full of magic, you just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.” – One Tree Hill

98). “They say we leave this world just the way we came into it — naked and alone. So if we do leave with nothing, what then is the measure of a life? Is it defined by the people we choose to love? Or is it simply measured by our accomplishments? And what if we fail or are never truly loved? What then? Can we ever measure up? Or will the quiet desperation of a life gone wanting, drive us mad?” – One Tree Hill

99). “Take a look at yourself in the mirror, who do you see looking back? Is it the person you wanna be? Or is there someone else you were meant to be? The person you should have been, but fell short of. Is someone telling you you can’t, or you wont? Because you can. Believe that love is out there. Believe that dreams come true every day, because they do. Sometimes happiness doesn’t come from money, or fame, or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family, and from the quiet nobility of leading a good life. Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do. Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do. So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy, because you deserve to be. Believe that. And believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.” – One Tree Hill

100). Keep looking up. There may be a rainbow waiting for you.

101). “On the eve of the fight of his life, Rocky Balboa can’t sleep. So he goes to the arena and finding no comfort there he goes home to Adrian. She wakes up and sits with him, there in the shadows of the night, and he confesses that he can’t win. It’s a fight he’s going to lose. And Adrian waits for a moment and then she says “What are we gonna do?” Not “what are you gonna do?” but “what are we gonna do?” And that’s what I love about Rocky. He knew he wasn’t gonna win, he didn’t win, he didn’t get everything he wished for. But he stayed on his feet long enough to find love.” – One Tree Hill

102). “At the end of the day, all you own in this world is your integrity. Once you give that up, you can’t buy it back.” – One Tree Hill

103). At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour, but mood to moment. we live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.

104). What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.

105). “Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

106). Hate is a choice. Don’t do it.

107). You will fall in love with your friends. Deep, passionate love. You will create a second family with them, a kind of tribe that makes you feel less vulnerable. Sometimes our families can’t love us all the time. Sometimes we’re born into families who don’t know how to love us properly. They do as much as they can but the rest is up to our friends. They can love you all the time, without judgement. At least the good ones can.

108). Treat your haters like bad music: don’t listen to them.

109). “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” -John Lennon

110). “Everybody wants to be a hero. Everybody thinks that when the moment comes, theyll know exactly what to do. But, not everyone does. And you’ll never know until you’re tested. Because when your friend’s in trouble, you don’t think. You trust the instinct.” – Teen Wolf

111). “Picture yourself when you were five. In fact, dig out a photo of the little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. She’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her years away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you demand a loving time out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.” – Kris Carr

112). When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean that they’re bad people, it just means that their part in your story is over

113). Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.

114). A true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your attention so you can change your life

115). “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and find clothes. Instead, it should be that if your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in Gods sight” – 1 Peter 3:3-4

116). “She’s my person. If I murdered someone, she’s the person that I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.” – Grey’s Anatomy

117). “She believed in dreams alright, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.” – Walt Disney about Cinderella

118). A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundations with the bricks others have thrown at her.

119). She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.

120). “Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.” – John Green

121). “You say you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when the wind blows. This is why I’m afraid; you say you love me too.” -Unknown

122). “You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where ill always love you. That’s where ill be waiting…” -Tinkerbell

123). “Every song ends.. is that any reason not to enjoy the music?” – One Tree Hill

124). “Sigh no more ladies, sigh no more, men were deceivers ever, one foot in the sea, and one on shore, to one thing constant never: then sigh not so but let them go” – Shakespeare

125). “I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in the world.  And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.” – Perks of Being A Wallflower

126). “I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.”

127). “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25.

128). “It makes a difference, doesn’t it, whether we fence ourselves in or whether we are fenced out by the barriers of others?”

129). Love not me for comely grace,
For my pleasing eye or face;
Not for any outward part,
No, nor for my constant heart:
For those may fail or turn to ill,
So thou and I shall sever.
Keep therefore a true woman’s eye,
And love me still, but know not why;
So hast thou the same reason still
To dote upon me ever.
– John Wilbye

130). Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s cha-cha.

131). “At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good, and some are good.. struggling with evil. 6 billion people in the world, 6 billion souls — and sometimes.. all you need is 1.” – One Tree Hill

132). “Life is all about using the opportunities to meet special people and having positive things come about. To cherish a life, rather than brush it off and focus only on yourself – that would be selfish.” – Grant

133). The constitution only guarantees the american people the right to pursue happiness, you have to catch it yourself.

134). “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”

135). “A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. i also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish the people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know that the real reason behind them asking. I wish i could get lost in the stars. Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.” -e.e. Cummings

136). My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.

137). “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh

138). “When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in it.”

139). You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll also miss the person you are now at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.

140). “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” – The Fault In Our Stars

141). “Convince yourself that they’re cheering for you and someday they will be.” – Sue Sylvester

142). “It’s not about who you’re attracted to. It’s about who you fall in love with.” – Glee

143). “And if I could tell you one thing it would be: you are never as broken as you think you are. Sure, you have a couple of scars and a couple of bad memories, but then again, all great heroes do.” – Lin

144). “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler

145). “Boys laugh at what they put girls through but they won’t be laughing when they’re wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason.” – Will Smith

146). “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore

147). “The only darkness we should allow into our lives is the night, and even then, we have the  moon.” – Warsan Shireg

148). “She doesn’t say ‘I love you’ like a normal person. Instead, she’ll laugh, shake her head, give you a little smile and say, ‘You’re an idiot’. If she tells you you’re an idiot, you are a lucky man.”

149). “Suddenly, you’re ripped into being alive. And life is pain and life is suffering and life is horror, but my god you’re alive and it’s spectacular.” – Joseph Campbell

150). “So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

151). “You never meant to hurt me, but that doesn’t really matter, cause in the end, it all hurts just the same.” -One Tree Hill

152). “And if you’re lucky, I mean, if you’re the luckiest person on the entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.” – One Tree Hill

153). “When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.”

154). “If you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it, do it, don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever.” One Tree Hill

155). “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say: Because of you, I didn’t give up.”

156). “If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” – Oscar Wilde

157). “Yes, losing your hearts desire is tragic. But gaining your hearts desire? That’s all you can hope for. This year I wish for love, to immerse myself in someone else and to wake a heart long afraid to feel. My wish was granted. And if having that is tragic, than give me tragedy because I wouldn’t give it back for the world.” – One Tree Hill

158). “The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people.”

159). “I wish I’d done everything on earth with you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

160). “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis

161). “In the end, there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” – Robert Brault

162). “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kissed them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, until the summer comes again.'” – Lewis Carroll

163). “I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret or fear of consequence. To talk for hours about what’s really important in life.”

164).  “Music washes away the dust of every day life.” – Art Blakey

165). “Goodbye may seem forever., farewell is like the end, but in my heart is a memory and there you’ll always be” – The Fox and the Hound

166). “You are loved more than you will ever know by someone who died to know you. ” – Romans 5:8

167). “I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.” – Andrea Gibson

168). “You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce.”

169). “It doesn’t matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends… you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. And how in the hell for that brief moment you could think that you were that happy. And sometimes you can even convince yourself that he’ll see the light and show up at your door. And after all that, however long all that may be, you’ll go somewhere new. And you’ll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again. And little pieces of your soul will finally come back. And all that fuzzy stuff, those years of your life that you wasted, that will eventually begin to fade.” – The Holiday

170). “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive”

171). “I’m going to tell you what a demon once told me: It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for YOU. When someone hits you, it’s okay to hit back and then ask them what the hell they expected. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to say “Let me feed that back to you; tell me, how does it taste?” You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.” – SonneillonV

172). “She asked, ‘you are in love, what does love look like?’ To which I replied, ‘like everything I’ve ever lost came back to me.’”

173). “You have given me an infinity in a numbered amount of days” – TFIOS

174). “I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there’ll always be the person I am tonight.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

175). “I am passionate about tea, running, the idea that we are bound only by the limits of our imaginations and maple syrup.” – Misha Collins

176). “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.”

177). “What made her strong was, despite the million things that hurt her, she spoke of nothing but happiness” – J.A.

178). “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will always look lovely” – Roald Dahl

179). “You have to realize that sometimes enough’s enough. You did everything that you could do. Sure, you may want them back, maybe they want you too. But if they’re not doing anything about it than neither should you. You can’t control anyone’s feelings but your own. Sending an extra text message pouring your heart out, or going out of your way to see them won’t change their feelings for you. Don’t lose yourself trying to get someone back. The feelings will go away in time, and that’s something that you have to believe in.”

180). “I’m a strong believer that not everything you do needs an explanation. If you want a tattoo, get one. If you’d rather stay home that night, it’s okay to miss that party. Don’t forget that you’re living for yourself. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your choices or preferences”

181). “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

182). “He wants to say i love you,

but keeps it to goodnight because love will mean some falling, and she’s afraid of heights.”

183). “Friendship is the best adventure of all.” –Tigger

183).”The person that you want to be does exist,somewhere beyond the heartache and fear of what life has” – One Tree Hill

184). “One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that she realize the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So she made the decision to survive using courage, humor, and grace. She was the queen of her own life and the choice was hers.” –  Queenism

185). “Write your sorrows on the sand and your blessings in a stone”

186). “Music is my heart and soul, it’s more precious than gold.” – Marvin Gaye

187). “Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise.” – Emma Watson

188). “Tonight the angels will come down and touch your eyelids and make you have beautiful dreams and in the morning you won’t see them but the angels will be there to watch over you all day while you play”. – Jim Butler

189). “Find someone who makes you realize three things: one, that home is not a place, but a feeling. Two, that time is not measured by a clock, but by moments. And three, that heartbeats are not heard, but felt and shared.”

190). “Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you’re happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”

191). “Clingy people are usually the most broken ones. That’s why they are always here, when you need them. And even if you don’t, they will still be there, because they care. More than anyone you can think of. They want to take your pain away, even if that can hurt them as well. They want to make you happy. Don’t ever push them away just because you might be moody or you had a bad day.”

192). “Stop telling other people what they should wear and how to cover their bodies and stop trying to tell other people that they should be ashamed of being confident enough to wear certain things.” – Rachel Whitehurst

193). “I once knew a boy, who fell in love with a girl, who smiled at the thought of her name. I once knew a girl, who fell in love with a boy, who felt the very same. But it became a struggle and timing was wrong and love decided they didn’t belong”.

194). “Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you. Because one day, you might wake up from your sleep and realize that you lost the moon while counting the stars.” – Nico Lan

195). “And in the end, we were all just humans… Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

196). “If you ask me, we go to the movies because we want to see fairytales. A sleeping queen woken by her true love’s kiss. A princess who puts aside her jewels to make her way in the world. Lovers torn apart being brought back together. But life isn’t a fairytale. And happy endings are few and far between. In life the young queen becomes a tyrant. And takes her subjects to war. So that’s why we need movies. To remind us that, despite it all, love can still spring in the most unlikely of places. And that sometimes, even fairytales can come true.” —Gossip Girl

197). “Yeah, it’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky.” – One Tree Hill

198). “I love the freedom of living alone, but i also love things that make me feel seven again. Back when naivety was the norm and skepticism was a foreign language, and i just think every once in a while you need fries and a chocolate milkshake and your mom”

199). “If nothing changed, there’d be no butterflies.” –Walt Disney

200). “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.”

201). “That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.” – Dave Grohl

202). “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” – Proverbs 27:19

203). “It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.” – One Tree Hill

204). “There’s no shame in being afraid. Hell, we’re all afraid. What you’ve got to do is figure out what you’re afraid of. Because when you put a face on it, you can beat it. Or better yet, you can use it.” – One Tree Hill

205). “I believe falling in love with a city is just as exciting as falling in love with a person. Your senses become engaged and you simply feel more alive”

206). “Everyone smiles in the same language.”

207). “Everyone has some evil inside them, and the first step to loving anyone is to recognize the same evil in ourselves, so we’re able to forgive them.” – Allegiant

208). “When reading, we don’t fall in love with the character’s appearance. We fall in love with their words, hearts and souls.”

209). “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” – Hugh Laurie

210). “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”  Frida Kahlo

211). “Wow you really don’t know anything about love, do you? Some people are worth melting for.” – Frozen

212). “What’s a soulmate?
It’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person … you do that yourself because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would and no matter what happens … you’ll always love them.”

213). “Soul mates? I think they exist. Just not always romantically. I think there are certain people you will meet in your life who you just connect with more than anyone else and you just know it isn’t a typical thing and you understand each other perfectly. And this person won’t always be you “significant other”. I meant it could be your friend or sibling or parent or teacher or the person you’re dating or whoever, it could be just about anyone you’ve ever interacted with.”

214). “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”

215). “No matter how many years go by, I know one thing to be as true as ever was – I’ll see you soon.” – Dear John

216). “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

217). “You can’t steal second base with your foot on first.”

218). “A dream’s made of magic, and music, and you.” -Peter Pan (Disney Dreams)

219). “I would say you all work like a machine, but I can’t — it has more heart than a machine.” – Jane (opening night of BLOOM 2014)

220). “With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde

221). “Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.” – Autor Desconhecido

222). “This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.” – Stitch

223). “I think about how there are certain people who come into your life, and leave a mark. And I don’t just mean that they change you. A lot of people can change you – the first kid who called you a name, the first teacher who said you were smart, the first person who crowned you best friend. It’s the change you remember, the firsts & what they meant, not really the people. I’m talking about the ones who, for whatever reason, are as much a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender; a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid.”

224). “Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

225). “But your best friend is still your best friend. Even from half a world away. Distance can’t sever that connection. Best friends are the kind of people who can survive anything. And when best friends see each other again, after being separated by half a world and more miles than you think you can bear, you pick up right where you left off. After all, that’s what best friends do.”

226). “The audience only sees what happens onstage. We all know that the real show is what’s offstage.”

227). “‘Sometimes,’ said Pooh ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.'”

228). “Just thinking about the future. Kinda nice knowing you’re leaving something behind no matter what” – Smash

229). “Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.””

230). “The biggest lesson I’ve learned is, “It’s okay.” It’s okay for me to be kind to myself. It’s okay to be wrong. It’s okay to get mad. It’s okay to be flawed. It’s okay to be happy. It’s okay to move on.” – Hayley Williams

231). “That’s what friends are for. They help you to be more of who you are.” –Christopher Robin

232). “Your feelings are valid simply because you feel them.”

233). “A star is a star. It doesn’t matter where in the sky they shine” – Glee

234). “You have
galaxies inside your head.
Stop letting people
tell you
you cannot shine.”

235). “On the day you are born, you will share it with 17 million other people. During your 10 years in school, you will make, on average, at least 20 good friends. By the time you’re 40, that number will have dropped down to 3. You will grow 950km of hair. You will laugh an average 18 times a day. You will walk the equivalent of 3 times the circumference of the Earth. You will eat 30 tonnes of food, and drink 9,000 cups of coffee or tea. On average, you will spend 15 years of your life at work, 20 years sleeping, 3 years on the toilet, 7 months waiting in traffic, 2 months on hold, and 19 days looking for the TV remote. This leaves you with just one fifth of your life to actually live… So what the hell are you waiting for?”

236). “Take a look in the mirror and remind yourself to be happy, because you deserve to be.” – OTH

237). “Nothing can wear you out like caring about people” – S.E. Hinton

238). “You will be shocked, kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever.

239). “We always fall harder for the crazy ones. That’s our problem as men. We all claim we hate the drama, but we don’t.” – Six Years

240). “Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

241). “Your story matters, who you are matters, tonight matters, none of it is an accident. You were born for the blue skies.” – Jon Foreman

242). “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

243). “Judge someone by their attitude when the rain starts pouring out of no where. By how they handle having to wait in line for things. By how they react when the store runs out of their shoe size. A well planned and organized person is always presentable, but it’s the raw unaccountability of the world that brings out the real you.”

244). “There came a time in the song when she could feel every heart beat in the room; she knew she was part of something much bigger”

245). “A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But what’s yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it’ll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won’t have to put it back in the sky again.” – C. JoyBell C

246). “She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.” – Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

247). “Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinda of love in the world, but never the same love twice.” – F Scott Fitzgerald

248). “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit” – Shane Kouczan

249). “Sometimes leaving is the only way to appreciate what we have.” – J.A. London

250). “You know I’m old in some ways – in others – well, I’m just a little girl. I like sunshine and pretty things and cheerfulness – and I dread responsibility.” – This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

251). “Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.” – Andrew Boyd

252). “I never thought it would happen but I’m not lost anymore. I’ve found my forever family.” – The Fosters

253). “These are the best days, aren’t they? When we look back, these are the days we’ll remember.” – One Tree Hill

254). “What makes any high school special? It’s where it all happened for the first time. The heartache and the happiness.” – One Tree Hill

255). “Men need to be hit over the head with things. Sometimes frying pans, mostly love.” – One Tree Hill

256). “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

257). “People say hell is endless. They say it’s our worst nightmare, the face of our darkness. But whatever it is, however it is, I say hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – One Tree Hill

258). “The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.” – Unknown

259). “True love cannot be found where it does not exist, no can it be denied where it does.” – Torquato Tasso

260). “I know that we all think we’re immortal, but we’re supposed to feel that way, we’re graduating. The future is and should be bright, but, like our brief four years in highschool, what makes life valuable is that it doesn’t last forever. What makes it precious is that it ends. I know that now more than ever.”

261). “Intimacy is not who you let touch you. Intimacy is who you text at 3 am about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention when 10 other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back of your mind, I matter how distracted you are.”

262). “Winds from the east… Mist comin’ in… Like something’s a brewin’, about to begin… Can’t put me finger on what lies in store… But I feel what’s to ‘appen, all ‘appened before…” – Mary Poppins

263). “You don’t get to choose the ones you hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.” – The Fault in Our Stars

264). “Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.” – Imam Ali

265). “Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.”

266). “The most important people in your life are the ones that you can picture sitting on a porch with when you’re old” – How I Met Your Mother

267). “I woke up this morning, you know… and the sun was shining, and it was nice, and all that type of stuff. And the first thing, I saw you, and, uh, I said, “Boy, this is gonna be one terrific day, so you better live it up, because tomorrow you’ll be nothing.” You see? And I almost was.” – Rebel Without a Cause

268). “It’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell

269).  “As happens sometimes a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. And then the moment was gone.” – One Tree Hill

270). “The one thing I hate the most is saying goodbye. It’s never been easy for me. I mean, how do you approach the concept of goodbye? Goodbyes are all different. Some are for a day, some are for a month. But others are forever. And the concept of forever is hard to accept. It’s like, hey, I’m never going to see you again, goodbye. It doesn’t feel complete. But I think that’s what goodbyes are. They’re incomplete and you honestly don’t know how long the goodbye will last. It’s a part of life.”

271). “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

272). “When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.”- Malcolm X

273). “Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for. Mold your career around your lifestyle not your lifestyle around your career.”

274). “It’s that thing when you’re with someone and you love them and they know it and they love you and you know it but it’s a party and you’re both talking to other people and you’re laughing and shining and you look across the room and catch each other’s eyes. But not because you’re possessive, or it’s precisely sexual, but because that is your person in this life and it’s funny and sad but only because this life will end and it’s this secret world that exists right there. In public. Unnoticed. That no one else knows about. It’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us but we don’t have the ability to perceive them. That’s what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess.” – Frances Ha

275). “The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.” – Warsan Shire

276). “So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to. Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.” – The Staying Philosophy

277). “If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.”

278). “Happiness comes in many forms — in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.” – One Tree Hill

279). It’s like in the great stories. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

280). “If there’s one thing I know… It’s that there’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.” – An Abundance of Katherine’s

281). “‘“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real… Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real, you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand’.”

282). “I find it really strange that when you’re in a long distance friendship or relationship all you want to do is see that person and being around them is the biggest most wonderful deal but there are people who interact with them all the time, on the street and in the classroom and in the shops and it always makes me jealous because you want to be with this person so much and for everyone else they’re nothing special but for you they’re everything special”

283). “Someone told me that this is a place where everything’s better and everything’s safe.” – One Tree Hill

284). “But oh, to be free. Not to have to go, “Poof! What do you need, “Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need?”. To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.” – Aladdin

285). “It’s okay to be a glow stick. Sometimes we need to break before we shine.”

286). “Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children” – The Book Thief

287). “Beauty is not long hair, skinny legs, tanned skin or perfect teeth. Believe me. Beauty is the face of who cried and now smiles, beauty is the scar on your knee since you fell when you were a kid, beauty is the circles when love doesn’t let you sleep, beauty is the expression on the face when the alarm rings in the morning, it’s the melted makeup when you have a shower, it’s the laughter when you make a joke you’re the only one who can understand, beauty is meeting his gaze and stopping understanding, beauty is your gaze when you see him, it’s when you cry for all you paranoias, beauty is the lines marked by time. Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks the life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live.”
Emma Watson

288).  “And of course Louisville feels nice too, in a different way. The city is in the midst of a transformation – areas of downtown (which until a few years ago were dead zones) are experiencing a regeneration. New craft restaurants and bars, antique shops, galleries, coffee shops, record stores, and flea markets are flooding the area, happily reminding me of parts of Brooklyn. Creativity matters here, and the new urbanism is refreshing and makes me proud. But beyond Louisville’s downtown, Louisville and the surrounding area is my home. I get to drive down my favorite roads, visit the river and photograph my memories. I mentioned to my young nephew that even the light here feels different, the feel of an afternoon is different and makes me nostalgic just being in it. He didn’t understand, and talks about visiting New York to ride the subway and see the Yankees. I know that one day, perhaps after leaving, he’ll understand how special it is.”

289). “Everyone knows you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. And in a world ruled by blood lines and bank accounts, it pays to have a pal. As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d be a little less rich without them. And Serena and Blair? They do bestie better than anyone. No, that’s not a tear in my eye. It’s just allergies. Without you, I’m nothing.” – Gossip Girl

290). “I wonder if, as you get older, you stop missing people so fiercely. Maybe growing up is just focusing on what you’ve got instead of what you don’t.” – Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult

291). “At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate” – Greys Anatomy

292). “Then there’s the school of thought that the family you’re born into is just a starting point.” – Greys Anatomy

293). “I thought again of how we can’t expect everybody to be there for us, all at once. So it’s a lucky thing that really, all you need is someone.” — Lock and Key, Sarah Dessen

294). “After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, here’s what I’ve decided. There’s no such thing as a grown-up. We move on, we move out, we move away from our families and form our own. But the basic insecurities, the basic fears and all those old wounds just grow up with us. And just when we think life and circumstance have forced us truly to become an adult, your mother says something like that. Or worse, something like that. We get bigger, we get taller, we get older. But, for the most part, we’re still a bunch of kids running around the playground, trying desperately to fit in.” – Grey’s Anatomy

295). “I think when people say no, they’re really just afraid of saying yes.” – Annie (2015)

296). “Something’s always happening here. If you’re bored in New York, it’s your own fault.” – Myrna Loy

297). “The thing about choosing teams in real life, it’s nothing like it used to be in gym class. Being first picked can be terrifying. And being chosen last isn’t the worst thing in the world. So we watch from the sidelines clinging to our isolation. Because we know as soon as we let go of the bench, someone comes along and changes the game completely.” – Grey’s Anatomy

298). “If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.” – Malala Yousafzai

299). “If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors.” – Unknown

300). “There is a particular genus of teenagers who break not song spontaneously with their friends, know all the words to Rent and/or Wicked, and will do anything for a taste of being onstage in front of an audience. They’re called theatre geeks, and I am a card-carrying member of their ranks.” – Lin Manuel Miranda

301). “On our very first day at Harvard, a very wise professor quoted Aristotle: “the law is reason free from passion.” well, no offense to Aristotle, but in my three years at Harvard i have come to find that passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of law — and of life. it is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. you must always have faith in people. and most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.” – Legally Blonde

302). “It won’t be like what you imagined. Maybe you get the road trip to the beach with coffee in your hand and the radio playing, maybe you don’t. But happy shows up. It’s in a 2 AM game of jenga with your new college friends. it’s curling up for another marathon of netflix. It’s meeting the person who will be your best man at the wedding. It’s 4:45pm in the library when the girl in the study coral across from you quietly whispers “I’m going to set everything on fire” and then turns to you and asks if you wanna take a break for dinner (say yes, she’s very nice and you both need a moment away from the stress). It’s the mornings they have omelettes and in good books and in a puddle that looks cool. It’s sometimes picturesque, but more often it’s full-belly laughter at stupid things on the floor of your friend’s house while in the background someone is debating the best way to win settlers of catan. I know it gets dark early now and the tired is setting in and everything sort of feels blank and hazy and you want to spend ages staring at walls thinking of nothing but happiness will find a way in. It will be small moments. Look for them.”

303). “So maybe, beginning today, the past is just a prologue. It all begins here.” – Gossip Girl

304). “I used to think friendship was sleepovers and play dates. Now I know it’s not. Friendship is three in the morning talks about what happened the day before and why the hell you’re still awake. Friendship is three in the afternoon laughing so hard you’re on the floor at a corny joke for the third time that day. Friendship is sitting there eating in silence because you would rather eat than talk (and they would too). Friendship is love in the strangest ways when all else is lost.”

305). “Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

306). “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

307). “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” – John Steinbeck, East of Eden

308). “At the still point, there the dance is.” – T. S. Eliot, “Four Quartets”

309). “The half life of love is forever.” – Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her

310). “When I enter the theater and there is a show onstage, it makes me feel safe in the knowledge that the world keeps turning.” – Amy Poehler

311). “Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.” – Meredith Grey

312). “There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.” – Emery Allen

313). “Quite frankly, my job, and I’ve said this before, is to fall in love for a living.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

314). “Louisville is a place with no labels. It’s not the South, it’s not Chicago, and you don’t think of it as you think of New York or LA. It has some Southern romanticism to it, but also a Northern progressivism, this weird urban island in the middle of the state of Kentucky that has always provided a fertile, often dark, bed. For us, Louisville and the surrounding areas are the center of massive creativity and massive weirdness. The place has its flaws: You move away, but you’re always going to come back.” – Jim James

315). “The thing that makes Woody special is he’ll never give up on you… ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what.” — Andy from Toy Story 3

316). “Take your broken heart and turn it into art.” – Carrie Fisher

317). “It’s all about the first person you wanna tell good news to”

318). “A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better.” – Anonymous

319). “There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something ….Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion.” – E. B. White, Here is New York

320). “The city is like poetry; it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.” – E. B. White, Here is New York

321). “But the city makes up for its hazards and its deficiencies by supplying its citizens with massive doses of a supplementary vitamin-the sense of belonging to something unique, cosmopolitan, mighty and unparalleled.” – E.B. White, Here is New York

322). “Move through those feelings and meet me on the other side. As your bipolar sister, I’ll be watching. Now get out there and show me and you what you can do.” – Carrie Fisher

333). “Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse.” – Matilda

334). “The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end and as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend. A friend who has a taught me right from wrong and weak from strong — that’s a lot to learn. What can I give you in return? If you wanted the moon, I would try to make a start, but I would rather you let me give my heart.“ – To Sir With Love

335). “Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in this world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not still friends.” – Unknown

336). “That’s why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.” – How I Met Your Mother