Various quotes I've underlined in various books I've read

Most of the books I read are checked out from the library. But I love underlining the ones that I own and referencing back to them!
  1. "I seem to be allergic to diligence, and Lola said, Ha. What you're allergic to is trying."
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao- Junot Díaz
  2. "I think one of the keys to happiness is accepting that I am never going to be perfectly happy. Life is uncomfortable. So I might as well get busy loving the people around me. I'm going to take care of my friends. I'm going to quit chasing happiness long enough to notice it smiling right at me."
    Carry On, Warrior- Glennon Doyle Melton
  3. "I hadn't been paying much attention to things like the sunrise, but that old sun had been coming up anyway. It didn't really care how it felt, it was going to rise and set regardless of whether I noticed it, and if I was going to enjoy it, that was up to me."
    Half Broke Horses -Jeannette Walls
  4. "Paying attention yields as much as it taxes."
    The Empathy Exams -Leslie Jamison
  5. "Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you'll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you'll hold on really hard and realize there's no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room."
    Tiny Beautiful Things -Cheryl Strayed
  6. "'Dear God,' she prayed, 'let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.'"
    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  7. "The last time of anything has the poignancy of death itself."
    Could not pick just one from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn