And since I must be alive in order to know that you are, I will live in the world as it is, in the manner of life it demands. Not halfway, but completely. Not pleading and running from it, but walking out to meet it, beating it to the pain and the ugliness, being first to choose the worst it can do to me. -Dominique, The Fountainhead
Every loneliness is a pinnacle. -The Fountainhead
Her plain little face looked beautiful for a moment, as if the future were opening before her and its flow were already upon her forehead, as if she were eager and proud and ready to meet it. It was one of those rare moments when the humblest person suddenly knows suddenly what it means to feel as the center of the universe, and is made beautiful by the knowledge, and the world – in the eyes of witnesses – looks like a better place for having such a center. -The Fountainhead
You know how people long to be eternal. But the die with every day that passes. When you meet them, they’re not what you met last. In any given hour, they kill some part of themselves. They change, they deny, they contradict – and they call it growth. At the end there’s nothing left, nothing unreversed or unbetrayed; as if there had never been an entity, only a succession of adjectives fading in and out on an unformed mass. How do they expect a permanance which they have never held for a single momen? -Mallory, The Fountainhead
Before you can do anything for people, you must be the type of man who can get things done. But to get things done you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. The work, not the peoples. Your own action, not any possible object of your charity. -The Fountainhead
I’ll keep you my dirty little secret, don’t tell anyone or you’ll be just another regret. -All American Rejects
Is this more than you bargained for? Oh, don’t mind me, I’m watching you two from the closet wishing to be the friction in your jeans. Isn’t it messed up how I’m just dying to be him? I’m just a notch on your bedpost, but you’re just a line in a song. -Fall Out Boy
A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other. Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.
As we grow up, you will learn that the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So, take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt, because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you will never get back.
I know about wanting more, I invented the concept. The question is, how much more? -Edward
I want the fairytale. -Vivian, Pretty Woman
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back even though you hung up on him, wwho thinks you are perfect even though he knows the worst things about you, who will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you’re in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup, one who is constantly reminding you of how much he loves you and how lucky he is to have you.
If someone can walk away from you, let them walk.
The only man who has ever lived up to my expectations is my father.
I know I’m not a world renouned surgeon and I know I’m not a lot of things that you’ve gone for in the past, I know, but I would never leave you, I would never hurt you, and I will never stop loving you. -George, Grey’s Anatomy
The reward of him liking you is that you may be genuinely happy, which is the ultimate reward. -Tash
A woman’s heart should be burried so deep in the Lord that a man must be seeking Him to find it.
A Godly man should have no desire for a woman to fall in love with him, for he is sinful, prideful, and cannot provide the love she needs, but instead he should hope that a woman comes along that is in love with God and sees her lover in Him.
Be a good kisser, it might make your wife forget you don’t take out the trash.
I don’t ask for much out of life, I just want someone who will do anything to make me laugh, hold me hand when I’m scared, tell me I’m beautiful, dance with me in the rain, kiss me when I cry, and play with my hair when I’m tired.
Hearts will never be perfect until they can be made unbreakable. -The Wizard of Oz
A wise girl kisses, but doesn’t love; listens, but doesn’t believe; and leaves before she is left.
Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tames. Maybe they’re supposed to run wild until they find someone – just as wild – to run with.
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. Bit in that casket – safe, dark, motionless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
Love is when you can’t fall asleep because your reality is finally better than your dreams. -Dr. Seuss
A heart can be broken; but it keeps on beating just the same.
Treat yourself to the sweet joy of dreaming of beautiful things, a fabulous job, and a fulfilling relationship.
There’s something in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself in your heart. There’s something in your voice that makes my heart beat fast; Hope this feeling lasts for the rest of my life.
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. -C.S. Lewis
Pride is a spiritual cancer: It eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. -C.S. Lewis
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. -C.S. Lewis
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But your learn, my god do you learn. -C.S. Lewis
If you’re trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you’re trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. -Morrie, Tuesdays with Morrie
Listen, you should know something. All younger people should know something. If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy because it will happen anyhow. -Morrie, Tuesdays with Morrie
All this emphasis on youth – I don’t buy it. Listen, I know what a misery being young can be, so don’t tell me it’s so great. All these kids who come to me with their struggles, their strife, their feelings of inadequacy, their sense that life was miserable, so bad they want to kill themselves, and in addition to all the miseries, the young are not wise. They have very little understanding about life. Who wants to live every day when you don’t know what’s going on? When people are manipulating you, telling you to buy this perfume and you’ll be beautiful, or this pair of jeans and you’ll be sexy – and you believe them! It’s such nonsense. I embrace aging. It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at 22 forever, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at 22. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it. You always hear people say, “Oh, if I were young again,” you never hear people say, “I wish I were 65.” You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven’t found meaning. Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can’t wait until 65. -Morrie, Tuesdays with Morrie
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy
Dreams come true, not free.
Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.
Love is love, family is family, and money is paper.
Missing someone isn’t about how long its been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you talked…it’s about the moment when you’re doing something and you wish they were just right there beside you.
The annoying thing about people is that they are never done. They are always, and only, works in progress.
You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body.
The problem isn’t that you don’t know. the problem is that you don’t know you don’t know.
The most difficult sacrifices to make are the ones you don’t see coming.
God doesn’t give you the people you want; instead, He gives you the people you need. To teach you, to hurt you, to love you, and to make you exactly the way you were meant to be.
Things are the way they are because we don’t want them to be different badly enough. -Athena
I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.