Sweet Remembrance

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” -Chuck Palahniuk

What Lies Within

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Reader’s Torment

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” -James Baldwin

Love Burns

“But to see her was to love her,Love but her, and love foreverHad we never lou’d sae kindly,Had we never lou’d sae blindly,Never met – or never parted –We had ne’er been broken hearted” -Robert Burns

Invisibly Scarred

“The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that…

A Live Story

“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” – Ursula K. LeGuin

Not To Wake

“Do you know what it is like,to lie in bed awake;with thoughts to hauntyou every night,of all your past mistakes.Knowing sleep will set it right –if you were not to wake.” -Lang Leav

Freedom Awaits You

“There is freedom waiting for you,On the breezes of the sky,And you ask “What if I fall?”Oh but my darling,What if you fly?” -Erin Hanson

Finding Myself

“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” -Pablo Neruda

Love… Unrequitted

“…unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.” -Elle Newmark

Battles With Self

“I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.” -Nicole Lyons

Raise The Readers

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn