There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.0
The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.Change0
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.0
Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.Life, Time, Boredom0
Making money isn't hard in itself. What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.Money, Work & Carreer0
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.Books, Reading0
One loves truly only once in a lifetime, Julian, even if one isn’t aware of it.Love0
I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!Hermione Granger0
Ninety-five percent of people who walk the earth are simply inert. One percent are saints, and one percent are assholes. The other three percent are people who do what they say they can do.Humanity0
The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.0
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.Lies, Truth, Enemies0
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'Words, Writing0
It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.Power, Albus Dumbledore0
Power was my weakness and my temptation.Albus Dumbledore0
But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...Home0
Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars -- points of light and reason... And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.0
'You see, Momo,' he told her one day, 'it's like this: Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept.'
He gazed silently into space before continuing. 'And then you start to hurry,' he went on. 'You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop - and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it.'
He pondered a while. Then he said, 'You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.'
Again he paused for thought before adding, 'That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be.'
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.Dreaming, Vision0
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. [Albus Dumbledore]Courage, Albus Dumbledore0
And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.0
For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.Thinking, Good and Evil0
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.0
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.Laughing & Smile0
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.Greed, Laughing & Smile, Money, Friendship0
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkensLoyalty, Darkness0
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.Life, Death0
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.Books0
You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.Courage, Change0
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.Character, Decisions, Albus Dumbledore0
But don't you think," I persist, 'that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?Happiness, Time0
But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head
of what is going to happen tomorrow or next year
or what might have happend instead of what did happen
and if it is a happy picture they smile,
and if it is a sad picture they cry.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.Desire, Ocean0
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:
To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy
Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away - and going away means forgetting.Farewell, Forgetting0
The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.0
Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.0
To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.0
You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.0
If I speak, I am condemned.
If I stay silent, I am damned!
You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.0
Life's great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.0
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.0