Making money isn't hard in itself. What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.Money, Work & CarreerCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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, ReadingCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
One loves truly only once in a lifetime, Julian, even if one isn’t aware of it.LoveCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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.HumanityStephen King in The Dead Zone
The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.Lies, Truth, EnemiesStephen King in The Dark Tower
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'Words, WritingStephen King in The Stand
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.Stephenie Meyer in Twilight - 514
'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, VisionPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.J.R.R. Tolkien in Der Herr der Ringe
For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.Thinking, Good and EvilWilliam Shakespeare in Hamlet
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.J.R.R. Tolkien in Der Herr der Ringe
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.Laughing & SmileCharles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.Greed, Laughing & Smile, Money, FriendshipJ.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkensLoyalty, DarknessJ.R.R. Tolkien in Der Herr der Ringe
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, DeathJ.R.R. Tolkien in Der Herr der Ringe
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.BooksFrancis Bacon in Essays
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, ChangeJ.R.R. Tolkien in Der Herr der Ringe
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, TimeAudrey Niffenegger in The Time Traveler’s Wife
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, OceanAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in Die Stadt in der Wüste
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
Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.Love, RelationshipsCecelia Ahern in P.S. I Love You
Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away - and going away means forgetting.Farewell, ForgettingJ.M. Barrie in Peter Pan
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.Victor Hugo in Les Misérables
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.Victor Hugo in Les Misérables
You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.Victor Hugo in Les Misérables
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.Victor Hugo in Les Misérables