I’ve had a lot of terrible things happen in my life. And what I’ve come to realize is if you don’t say what you need to say when you have a chance…you’ll regret it. Even if you’re mad, say it. Scream it into the world while you still have a chance to. Because once life passes you by, it’s gone. And so are the words left unspoken.
— Brittainy C. Cherry, Loving Mr. Daniels
I used to think I was tough, but then I realized I wasn’t. I was fragile and I wore thick fucking armor. And I hurt people so they couldn’t hurt me. And I thought that was what being tough was, but it isn’t.
— James Frey
You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own choices, your relationships, your jobs, your friends, where you live, what you studied in college, that you went to college at all…if that happens, you’re doing it right.
– Ira Glass
The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realise this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.
– Helen Mirren
Marry me. Let’s spend our nights eating cereal on the floor when there is a perfectly fine table behind us.
Marry me. We can go to the movie theatre and sit in the very back row just to make out like kids falling in love for the first time.
Marry me. We’ll paint the rooms of our house and get more paint on us than on the walls.
Marry me. We can hold hands and go to parties that we end up ditching to drink wine out of the bottle in the bathtub together.
Marry me. Slow dance with me in our bedroom with an unmade bed and candles on the nightstand.
Don’t kiss me if you’re afraid of fire. I am a flame burning brightly hot enough to leave blisters on those lips.
Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy. Sorry was for suckers.
– Gretchen McNeil
Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part.
– Nicole Williams
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
You can’t go on like you’re going to start really living one day, like all this is some preamble to some great life that’s going to magically appear. I’m a firm believer that you have to create your own miracles. Don’t hold out that there’s something better waiting on the other side. It doesn’t work that way.
– Perry Moore