50 MORE QUOTES THAT HAVE STAYED WITH ME LONG AFTER READING

Enough people liked the first list I thought I'd give it another go since searching through all of these was kind of cathartic. Authors may be repeated but hopefully not quotes themselves. Part I: 50 QUOTES THAT HAVE STAYED WITH ME LONG AFTER READING
  1. "Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping...
    ...desperately that their circumstances will into improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up so that they can feel this way, too." Horseradish, Lemony Snicket
  2. "You don't need water to feel like you're drowning, do you?"
    Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult
  3. "It's funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, 'I want to go home.' But then you come home, and of course it's not the same. You can't live with it, you can't live away from it. And it seems like from then on that there's always this yearning for some place that doesn't exist. I felt that. Still do...
    ...I'm never completely at home anywhere." Danzy Senna
  4. "Feelings don't try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You're responsible for its consequences, and you're responsible for treating it... but you're not responsible for causing it. You're not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor."
    The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness
  5. "There should be a statute of limitation on grief. A rule book that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after 42 days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name. That there will be no fine imposed if you feel the need to clean out her desk; take down her artwork...
    ...from the refrigerator; turn over a school portrait as you pass – if only because cuts you fresh again to see it. That it is okay to measure the time she has been gone, the way we once measured her birthdays." My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
  6. "Every single person has at least one secret that would break your heart. If we could just remember this, I think there would be a lot more compassion and tolerance in the world."
    PostSecret, Frank Warren
  7. "I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
    The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  8. "Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all."
    The Princess Bride, William Goldman
  9. "But I believe good things happen every day. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can feel a little sad. And that's life, isn't it?"
    Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin
  10. "Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it."
    Divergent, Veronica Roth
  11. "We're not the Faster-than-the-Speed-of-Light Generation anymore. We're not even the Next-New-Thing Generation. We're the Soon-to-be-Obsolete Kids and we've crowded in here to hide from the future and the past. We know what's up – the future looks straight ahead like a black wrought-iron gate and the past is charging after us like a badass...
    ...Doberman, only this one doesn't have any letup in him." The Spectacular Now, Tim Tharp
  12. "Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. So you mustn’t be frightened if a sadness rises in front of you, larger than any you have ever seen; if an anxiety, like light and cloud-shadows, moves over your hands and over everything you do. You must realize that something is happening...
    ...to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall." Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
  13. "You'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely, the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the...
    ...evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly." Eulogy from a Physicist, Aaron Freeman
  14. "Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children's lives to settle its differences. You can spin it any way you like... but in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen."
    Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  15. "Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else."
    The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  16. "I wonder if Beethoven held his breath the first time his fingers touched the keys the same way a soldier holds his breath the first time his finger clicks the trigger - we all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe."
    Birthday, Andrea Gibson
  17. "There was the truth and there was the untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad."
    1984, George Orwell
  18. "It's not always enough to be brave, I realized years later. You have to be brave and contribute something positive, too. Brave on its own is just a party trick."
    One More Thing, B.J. Novak
  19. "To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty in its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch,
    ...to try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget." The Cost of Living, Arundhati Roy
  20. "Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy."
    On Writing, Stephen King
  21. "In the English language, it all comes down to this: twenty-six letters, when combined correctly, can create magic. Twenty-six letters form the foundation of a free, informed society."
    Bad Dogs Have More Fun, John Grogan
  22. "Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left...
    ...or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could." The Painted Drum, Louise Erdrich
  23. "I don’t know how much longer I can keep going without a friend. I used to be able to do it very easily, but that was before I knew what having a friend was like. It’s much easier not to know things sometimes. And to have French fries with your mom be enough."
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
  24. "Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don't."
    Hearts in Atlantis, Stephen King
  25. "When people change, I'm disappointed they're not who I remember them being. And when people don't change, I'm disappointed they still are who they were. All people do is disappoint, and I do mean all people."
    The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over, Jarod Kintz
  26. "You have a good heart and you think the good thing is to be guilty and kind but it's not always kind to be gentle and soft, there's a genuine violence softness and kindness visit on people. Sometimes self-interested is the most generous thing you can be."
    Angels in America, Tony Kushner
  27. "Scratch the surface and there's just more surface – chalk dust under your nails, but not much else. What you see, as they say, is what you get."
    White Bird in a Blizzard, Laura Kasischke
  28. "It is not the diamonds or the birds, the people or the potatoes; it is not any of the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done. It is the way love gets done despite every catastrophe."
    Adverbs, Daniel Handler
  29. "I was trying to prove to them and to myself that I was still who I had always been. I was beautiful, it fat. I was smart, if loud. I was good, if ruined."
    Lucky, Alice Sebold
  30. "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you, and full as much heart! And if God has gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!"
    Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  31. "Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never think about anything as much as I think about you."
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
  32. "Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
    Books are well written, or badly written. That is all." The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  33. "Pop, I'm nothing! I'm nothing, Pop. Can't you understand that? There's no spite in it anymore. I just am what I am, that's all."
    Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
  34. "The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn't thought about it."
    The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  35. "In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them... I destroy them."
    Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
  36. "The only way will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are."
    Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  37. "I will miss her dearly, and I hope that she is up in heaven right now watching us and smiling, even though I know that if there is an afterlife, she's pretty much and open-and-shut case for hell."
    A Eulogy for Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur
  38. "I am practicing being kind over being right."
    The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick
  39. "Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe."
    C. JoyBell C.
  40. "Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge."
    The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  41. "We are the sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement."
    Narcissus and Goldmund, Hermann Hesse
  42. "I stared up at the sky and raised my middle finger, just in case God was watching. I don't like being spied on."
    My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, Annabel Pitcher
  43. "You know what I like most about people? Pets."
    Who Moved My Choose: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life, Jarod Kintz
  44. "When adults say, 'Teenagers think they are invincible' with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes...
    ...and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail." Looking for Alaska, John Green
  45. "And when you mess with one part of a person's life, you're not messing with just that part. When you mess with one part of a person's life, you're messing with their entire life."
    Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher
  46. "The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
    The Giver, Lois Lowry
  47. "Then she gave one last burst of music. The white Moon heard it, and she forgot the dawn, and lingered on in the sky. The red rose heard it, and it trembled all over with ecstasy, and opened its petals to the cold morning air. Echo bore it to her purple cavern in the hills, and woke the sleeping shepherds from their...
    ...dreams. It floated through the reeds of the river, and they carried its message to the sea." The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde
  48. "We are blessed. Let them all go. The sound of a bird flying low across the garden. Then nothing. Nothing. A cloud passes. Nothing again. Light falls through the window, falls onto me, into me. Moments. All gathering towards this one."
    Before I Die, Jenny Downham
  49. "It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another."
    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  50. "I have my mother's mouth and my father's eyes; on my face they are still together."
    Warsan Shire