Words

I like words. I like language. I like quotes. Here are some. Some shamelessly stolen from a Buzzfeed post. Deal with it.

“A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am.”
—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.”
—Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
—Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (I wanted this tattooed at one point)

“We cross our bridges as we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and the presumption that once our eyes watered.”
—Tom Stoppard, Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead

“There is a sense in which we are all each other’s consequences.”
—Wallace Stegner, All The Little Things

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