quote prompts
1. "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" 2. "Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach." 3. "When you start to live outside yourself, it's all dangerous." 4. "I hadn't realized how much I'd been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to." 5. "Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion."
6. "It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out." 7. "Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time." 8. "Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it." 9. "The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience." 10. "I hoped we never had to realize all the opportunities we missed in this life."
11. "Coherence and closure are deep human desires that are presently unfashionable. But they are always both frightening and enchantingly desirable." 12. "Beware: for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." 13. "If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets." 14. "I'd cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it." 15. "But who can remember pain, once it's over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see."
16. "I disconnect the telephone to keep the outside world in it's correct place." 17. "All human beings search for either reasons to be good, or excuses to be bad." 18. "What does that mean know me, know me, nobody ever knows anybody else, ever! You will never know me." 19. "Above, the stars shone hard and bright, sparks struck off the dark skin of the universe." 20. "She's the sort of woman who lives for others--you can tell the others by their haunted expression."
21. "The goodbyes we speak and the goodbyes we hear are the goodbyes that tell us we're still alive." 22. "Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream--whatever the dream might be." 23. "You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." 24. "One of my great secrets was knowing I had the power to make her smile." 25. "There is no final one; revolutions are infinite."
26. "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving." 27. "One day, when I am a braver man, I will tell her these things, and then I will look her in the eye tell her I love her and ask her to be only mine. But until that day, we're just friends." 28. "To love would be an awfully big adventure." 29. "No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart." 30. "The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain."
31. "Right now I'd like all my troubles to stand in front of me in a straight line, and one by one I'd like to give each a black eye." 32. "No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself." 33. "Beauty, she had discovered occupied a narrow band. Ugliness, on the other hand, had infinite variation." 34. "The past was all over me, all under me, all inside me." 35. "Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past."
36. "If you're looking for sympathy, you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary." 37. "All men contain several men inside them, and most of us bounce from one self to another without ever knowing who we are." 38. "People have a habit of inventing fictions they will believe wholeheartedly in order to ignore the truth they cannot accept." 39. "Accept who you are; and revel in it." 40. "Your first kiss is destiny knocking."
41. "But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well!" 42. "You wait and wait and wait for something, and then when it happens, you feel sad." 43. "Unexpected intrusions of beauty. That is what life is." 44. "I am infinitely strange to myself." 45. "It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."
46. "I shall always remember that smile. From what world did it come from?" 47. "Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing." 48. "I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found." 49. "I wonder if it wouldn't be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd." 50. "The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it's been broken into a million pieces."