“What I need is the Dandelion in the Spring.
The Bright Yellow that means Rebirth
instead of Destruction.
The Promise that life can Go on,
no matter how bad our Losses.
That it can be Good Again.”
– Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games 3:
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…)
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth,
thinking about how you’ll escape it one day,
and how awesome it will be,
and imagining that future keeps you going,
but you never do it.
You just use the future to escape the present.”
– John Green
(Looking for Alaska)
“Our lives begin to End
the day we become Silent
about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
(I Have a Dream:
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World)
“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.”
– Stephen Chbosky
(The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
“If you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
– Maya Angelou
life would be a mistake.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
(Twilight of the Idols)
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’
One brush stroke stands for danger;
the other for opportunity.
In a crisis,
be aware of the danger–
but recognize the opportunity.”
– John F. Kennedy
“When I was 5 years old,
my mother always told me that happiness
was the key to life.
When I went to school,
they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment,
and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– John Lennon
“However many holy words you read,
however many you speak,
what good will they do you
if you do not act on upon them?”
– Siddhārtha Gautama