One.

Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.

~Outlander by: Diana Gabaldon

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Happy and Sad.

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.

~The Perks of Being a Wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky

Home isn’t a place.

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.

~Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins

Love.

Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame by: Victor Hugo

The Whole Story.

So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.

~Just Listen by: Sarah Dessen

Reading.

That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.

~The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by: Mary Ann Shaffer

A Lifetime.

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.

~The Kite Runner by: Khaled Hosseini

Strength.

Struggle and pain aren’t something to fear. We will all face trials while here on earth. What matters is how we’re dealing with the challenges that come our way. Do we let them mold us into stronger, better people, or do we grouse and complain about our lot in life?

~Butterfly Palace by: Colleen Coble

A Person.

It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless automat of characters.

~Gone Girl by: Gillian Flynn