1. "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."
    -Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
  2. "It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
    -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  3. "Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."
    -John Steinbeck, Of Mice And Men
  4. "Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."
    -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  5. "Life can't be cured, but it can be managed."
    -Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
  6. "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life."
    -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  7. "Remember always what you set out to get and please don't settle for less."
    -Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo, He's Just Not That Into You
  8. "I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
    -Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
  9. "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're locked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."
    -Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  10. "I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?"
    -Neil Gaiman, Coraline
  11. "I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have."
    -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  12. "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
    -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  13. "If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed."
    -Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  14. "What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person."
    -John Green, Paper Towns