Funny how time is, isn’t it? It may seem to move faster or slower, usually the exact opposite speed of which we would like it to, but in reality, time is a constant. The minutes and seconds and hours and days move by in a repetitive cycle, stopping and slowing for no one. It’s weird to think that each impossibly small instance that we are increasingly older, we hope increasingly...
There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing -...– Jodi picoult
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you...– Eleanor Roosevelt
We live in this culture where everything is supposed to be so hip and so cool,...– Andrew McMahon
Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial...– Carlos Castaneda
I don’t think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life...– Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns...– A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Underused Word Of The Day
This one seemed appropriate, considering I am freezing my ass off army graduation rehearsal. Commencement: noun: to commence or begin. It’s weird to think that this ceremony is such a huge beginning. I guess the significance of tonight just hasn’t really hit me yet. But I mean, after this summer, I won’t be living in Indiana, let alone my house. It’s on to bigger and...
She had learned, in her life, that time lived inside you. You are time, you...– The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
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Other truths filled him, like clear water filling a glass. He barely managed to...– Impossible by Nancy Werlin
To be more precise it was the color of heartache.– Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries...– March, Geraldine Brooks
“Everything’s Not Lost”...
Underused Word of the Day.
Lithe: adj: (also lithesome): thin, supple, and graceful Thesaurus: lissome, agile, nimble, willowy The dancer’s lithe body flew across the stage.
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When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a...– Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
His fingers tremble, betraying the adrenaline that the rest of his body is struggling so hard to conceal. A single bead of sweat forms on the back of his neck, and he licks his lips, which have suddenly dried out, shriveled up. How is he supposed to be able to talk when he can’t muster up enough saliva to swallow the lump in his throat? The seconds passing on the clock in the hallway beat on,...
Now I love, and will love. But do not be afraid of too much expression on my...– North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
“Mayfield” - Augustana
Like We Used To.
I had my wisdom teeth out that summer. I got sick from the medicine and puked my guts out on the car home. I felt like shit and wouldn’t let anyone but my two girls see me like that, as weak as I was. They brought me smoothies and I tried not to let it dribble all down my chin, but it did anyway. I refused to let you see me. I told you that you wouldn’t want to kiss my chipmunk...
I Love My Mommy
Everyone go out and hug and love your mommy as much as you can. They are all superstars for dealing with us! :) My mommy is the best. My mom and Gidget, my sister’s dachshund. Me and my beautiful mommy before prom last year.
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.– Little Women, Louisa May Alcott