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quotesquotesquotes.

maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting. —john green.



"I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic."  (Charles De Lint)
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"I want there to be a Shift so bad. I want to feel my brain slide back into the slot it was meant to be in, rest there the way it did before the fall of last year, back when I was young, and witty, and my teachers said I had incredible promise, and I spoke up in class because I was excited and smart about the world. I want the Shift so bad. I’m waiting for the phrase that will invoke it. It’ll be like a miracle within my life."  (It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini)
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"Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall to the floor crying. And then, however much later, it is finally happening to you: you’re falling to the floor crying thinking, “I am falling to the floor crying,” but there’s an element of the ridiculous to it — you knew it would happen and, even worse, while you’re on the floor crying you look at the place where the wall meets the floor and you realize you didn’t paint it very well." (Richard Siken)
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"I’ve been very aware ever since I was a child how futile it is to start categorising. I know that sexually I am a lot more drawn to women than I am to men. But I do find it hard to define myself, because as soon as you state one thing, you deny everything else. Some people know exactly who they are and what they want to do. I don’t have that. I feel wider… not deeper or cleverer or anything, just wider…" (Rupert Graves)
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"Be the best. That is, assuming that you are the best. Be the best you can possibly be, whatever that means to you. Absolutely do not step down in order to not threaten people. Don’t apologize. If you genuinely fucked up fine, you are allowed to apologize once but then stop apologizing. Think about how much you hear women apologizing for themselves for no reason, or being self-deprecating or self-abnegating out of habit. What the fuck are you apologizing for? For being too good?" (?????)
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"I’m a massive daydreamer. I’m constantly lost within my own fantasies and my own thoughts personally, and I think maybe that is sort of represented in what we do for a living, the fact that we make believe everything and we escape into these other characters for a living." (Emily Browning)
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"Youth isn’t just about running pell-mell at the sun yelling, ‘Damn it all to hell!’ Youth is about asking yourself who you are, what you can accomplish. It is about fervently drawing pictures every day, on the one hand thinking, ‘They’re all right, I’ve got something here,’ and on the other hand wondering if your work will be accepted by others, and worrying that it may all be an illusion and that you really don’t have any talent at all. This anguish in the midst of uncertainty and impatience is what youth is all about." (Hayao Miyazaki)
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"I feel like young girls are told, I don't know, that they have to be this kind of princess and fragile. It's bullshit. You've got to be.. I identify much more with being a warrior, a fighter. If I was going to be a princess I'd be a warrior princess definitely. There's nothing wrong with being afraid. It's not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it. Sometimes you've got to blast through and have faith. While filming Perks of Being A Wallflower.. I was terrified. I was so nervous. New crew, new location, new cast. There's a scene where I have to mimic Susan Sarandon and I have to do this dance in front of extras and I felt ridiculous. I'm constantly doing things that are new, and that takes bravery I guess. Have faith in yourself, believe in yourself, and it'll all hopefully work out." (Emma Watson) 
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"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next." (Gilda Radner)
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"Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still." (Haruki Murakami)
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"I’ve had librarians say to me, “People in my school don’t agree with homosexuality, so it’s difficult to have your book on the shelves.” Here’s the thing: Being gay is not an issue, it is an identity. It is not something that you can agree or disagree with. It is a fact, and must be defended and represented as a fact.
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To use another part of my identity as an example: if someone said to me, “I’m sorry, but we can’t carry that book because it’s so Jewish and some people in my school don’t agree with Jewish culture,” I would protest until I reached my last gasp. Prohibiting gay books is just as abhorrent…

Discrimination is not a legitimate point of view. Silencing books silences the readers who need them most. And silencing these readers can have dire, tragic consequences. Never forget who these readers are. They are just as curious and anxious about life as any other teenager." (David Levithan)
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"I believe in things greater than us and I believe in love and human beings and I believe in reverence and spirituality and divinity. Whether or not that is embodied in whatever doctrines might call a god is not really important to me. I just believe in a greater something and I believe in good people." (Darren Criss)
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Chuck: I can’t even hug you? What if you need a hug? A hug can turn your day around. 
Ned: I’m not a fan of the hug. 
Chuck: Then you haven’t been hugged properly. It’s like an emotional Heimlich. Someone puts their arms around you and they give you a squeeze and all your fear and anxiety come shooting out of your mouth in a big wet ‘what’ and you can breath again. (Pushing Daisies)
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"If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again." (Everwood)
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"But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives." (Haruki Murakami)
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"Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." (Kurt Vonnegut)
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"The world doesn’t need any more hot chicks or tough guys or smooth-talkers — the world needs more you. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise." (Bo Burnham)
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"Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it." (W. Somerset Maugham)
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"I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." (Augusten Burroughs)
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"You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”." (?????)
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"You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest." (Little Miss Sunshine) 
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"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing." (Hunter S. Thompson)
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"It's awesome that you're a nerd girl, and don't try and not be a nerd girl. Because, everything that makes you feel alone, right now, in high school... is what's going to make you an awesome, interesting adult. And that's what's gonna attract awesome, interesting friends to you... So. Don't let go of that. I would say, go further with whatever you're interested in. I was lonely, too. And one told me I had nice legs, or a nice but. And... that's okay. Just, please continue being yourself. Okay!" (Gillian Jacobs)
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"Cussing doesn’t come from a lack of vocabulary – I know all the other words. None of them speak the same language that my fucking heart does." (Anis Mojgani)
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"I like people too much or not at all." (Sylvia Plath)
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"Not that smart. Not that hot. Not that nice. Not that funny. That’s me: I’m not that." (Will Grayson, Will Grayson; John Green)
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"In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses." (Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion)
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‎"I’m the kind of person who would rather get my hopes up really high and watch them get dashed to pieces than wisely keep my expectations at bay and hope they are exceeded. This quality has made me a needy and theatrical friend, but has given me a spectacularly dramatic emotional life." (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling)
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"My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind…" (Andy Andrews)
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"I’m not anti-social. I’m just not social." (Woody Allen)
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"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited." (The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath)
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"blemish, n. 

The slight acne scars. The penny-sized, penny-shaped birthmark right above your knee. The dot below your shoulder that must have been from when you had chicken pox in third grade. The scratch on your neck- did I do that? 
This brief transcript of moments, written on the body, is so deeply satisfying to read." (The Lover's Dictionary, David Levithan)
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"Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough." (The Lover's Dictionary, David Levithan)
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"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." (The Fault in Our Stars, John Green)
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"You do this, you do. You take the things you love and tear them apart or you pin them down with your body and pretend they’re yours." (Crush, Richard Siken)
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"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living." (Dr. Seuss)
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