“He came up and kissed me on my forehead, and before he stepped away, I closed my eyes and tried hard to memorize this moment. I wanted to remember him exactly as he was right then, how his arms looked brown against his white shirt, the way his hair was cut a little too short in the front. Even the bruise, there because of me. Then he was gone. Just for that moment, the thought that I might never see him again… it felt worse than death. I wanted to run after him. Tell him anything, everything. Just don’t go. Please just never go. Please just always be near me, so I can at least see you. Because it felt final. I always believed that we would find our way back to each other every time. That no matter what, we would be connected—by our history, by this house. But this time, this last time, it felt final. Like I would never see him again, or that when I did, it would be different, there would be a mountain between us. I knew it in my bones. That this time was it. I had finally made my choice, and so had he. He let me go. I was relieved, which I expected. What I didn’t expect was to feel so much grief. Bye bye, Birdie.” ― Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer “So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.” ― Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra “You can’t fool people into loving you.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke “For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it’s not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It’s not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It’s no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he’d doing – that isn’t important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself ‘My flower’s up there somewhere…’ But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn’t important?” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” ― Nora Ephron “The fight unfolded like background noise. White noise. In the foreground, even with his ghastly pale face looking dead in my hands, my fingers clenching his ragged hair, all I could see was random images of Fang, not dead. Fang telling me stupid fart jokes from the dog crate next to mine at the school, trying to make me laugh. Fang asleep at Jeb’s old house, and me jumping wildly on his bed to wake him up. Him pretending to be asleep. Me laughing when I “accidentally” kicked him where it counts. Him dumping me off the bed. Fang gagging on my first attempt at cooking dinner after Jeb disappeared. Him spitting out the mac and cheese. Me dumping the rest of the bowl on him in response. Fang on the beach, that first time he was badly injured. Me realizing how I felt about him. Fang kissing me. So close I couldn’t even see his dark eyes anymore. The first time. The second time. The third. I could always remember each and every one of them. Would always remember them. Fang. Not. Dead.” ― James Patterson, Fang “It’s not fair. It’s not fair that he lets his rage take over, that he lets it rule him. I don’t know why he has to let it rule him. I don’t know why he has to be two people. I don’t know why he gets to be two people, and I only get to be me, the one who is here to take what he has to give, and who is here to pick pu the pieces afterward.” ― Amanda Grace, But I Love Him “I think … I should go home soon. Mom and Luke are probably going nuts. What about you?” He shrugged, a casual lift of one shoulder. “You tell me. When I left Nevernever, I didn’t have any plans other than being with you. If you want me around, just say the word.” ― Julie Kagawa, The Iron Daughter “Such a little thing really, a kiss… most people don’t give it a moment’s consideration. They kiss on meeting, they kiss on parting, that simple touching of flesh is taken entirely for granted as a basic human right.” ― Sarah Kay “And here comes in the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince “You are evidence of your mother’s strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy “Why I Wake Early Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, even, the miserable and the crotchety – best preacher that ever was, dear star, that just happens to be where you are in the universe to keep us from ever-darkness, to ease us with warm touching, to hold us in the great hands of light – good morning, good morning, good morning. Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” ― Mary Oliver “So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” ― Haniel Long “Elizabeth’s spirit’s soon rising to playfulness again, she wanted Mr. Darcy to account for his having ever fallen in love with her. ‘How could you begin?’ said she. ‘I can comprehend your going on charmingly, when you had once made a beginning; but what could set you off in the first place?’ ‘I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice “بیمار خنده های توام بیشتر بخند خورشید آرزوی منی گرمتر بتاب” ― فریدون مشیری “Though sorrow may impede my heart, It is of great love to have known you.” ― C. Elizabeth “For Beatrice, when we first met, I was lonely, and you were pretty. Now I am pretty lonely.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope “As Unto the bow the the cord is , So unto the man is woman; Though she bends him, she obeys him, Though she draws him , yet she follows: Useless each without the other.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “You have to live each hour as if it’s your last and each day as if you were immortal. – Kate Sheffield” ― Julia Quinn, The Viscount Who Loved Me “A couple of times in your life, it happens like that. You meet a stranger, and all you know is that you need to know everything about him.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy “I’ve got about ten things to say to you right now. But at least nine of them would make me sound like a psycho.” In spite of the seriousness of the situation, I nearly smiled. “What’s the tenth thing?” I asked his shirtfront. He paused, considering it. “Never mind,” he grumbled. “That one would make me sound like a psycho, too.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger “But she needs me more than she needs him and I guess being needed is almost as good as being loved. Maybe better.” ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn “I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration.” ― Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow “Flipping to the front, I caught Aiden’s gaze and offered a sympathetic smile. “Skittles?” “Please.” I dumped some into his open palm, then picked out the green ones. Aiden grinned at me. “You know I don’t like the green ones?” Shrugging, I popped them in my mouth. “The few times I’ve seen you eat them, you leave the green ones behind.” Deacon popped his head between our seats. “That’s true love right there.” “That it is.” Aiden’s gaze flicked to the road. I flushed like a little schoolgirl and focused on the remaining pieces of candy until Deacon drifted back into his seat. I handed all the red ones to Aiden.” ― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Apollyon “To whom could I put this question (with any hope of an answer)? Does being able to live without someone you loved mean you loved her less than you thought…?” ― Roland Barthes “Life is slippery. We all need a loving hand to hold onto.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life “The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “He looked at her as a man might look at a faded flower he had plucked, in which it was difficult for him to trace the beauty that had made him pick and so destroy it” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina “It was a dream, not a nightmare, a beautiful dream I could never imagine in a thousand nods. There was a girl next to me who wasn’t beautiful until she smiled and I felt that smile come at me in heat waves following, soaking through my body and out my finger tips in shafts of color and I knew somewhere in the world, somewhere, that there was love for me.” ― Jim Carroll, The Basketball Diaries “Little did I realise how much I would miss those ten minutes, those ten minutes in which I lived an entire lifetime.” ― Faraaz Kazi

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