“Look around you...Feel the wind, smell the air. Listen to the birds and watch the sky. Tell me what's happening in the wide world.”
“But I also know that to ignore joy while it lasts, in favor of lamenting one's fate, is a great crime.”
“No kindness is ever wasted, nor can we ever tell how much good may come of it.”
“Don't be angry," the Bard said. "Most people live inside a cage of their own expectations. It makes them feel safe. The world's a frightening place full of glory and wonder and, as we've both discovered, danger. Flying isn't for everyone.”
“Life and death are in constant battle. There is no way in this world for happiness to exist alone...”
“Death must be fought with life, and that means courage and that means joy,”
“He had no more control over his life than a dog on a chain, but caring for Lucy made him feel…well…strong.”
“It's so much easier to have a crush on someone who you know isn't going to respond-it makes it nice and safe and you never have to humiliate yourself by getting knocked back.”
“To Any and All Persons Who have bought stock from, or sold stock to, Mr. Martin Rochester You are asked to attend Mr. Kent’s Coffeehouse, in Peter Street, near Bloomsbury Square this Thursday between the hours of noon and three, at which time you will receive compensation for your time”
“Yeah, but I ain’t worried about it,” Rodney said,”
“There are many occasions in literature in which telling is far more effective than showing.”
“Truth could be violent, could strip you of dignity and hope just as quickly as a gun.”
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