To look powerful is to be powerful.PowerVictoria Aveyard in Die Farben des Blutes - Die Rote Königin
In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don't know if I'll ever smile again.Victoria Aveyard in Die Farben des Blutes - Die Rote Königin
The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.Victoria Aveyard in Die Farben des Blutes - Die Rote Königin
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are some things you can’t go through in life and become friends.FriendshipJoanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter - und der Stein der Weisen
"Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change."Life, Fate & DestinyCharles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it's no worse than it is.Margaret Mitchell in Vom Winde verweht
A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.Markus Zusak in The Book Thief
If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter.Markus Zusak in The Book Thief
The consequence of this is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both.Markus Zusak in The Book Thief
I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.Markus Zusak in The Book Thief
Somewhere, far down, there was an itch in his heart, but he made it a point not to scratch it. He was afraid of what might come leaking out.Markus Zusak in The Book Thief
Some women are meant to change the world, while others are meant to hold it together. And then there are those of us who simply don't want to be in it, because we know no matter how much we struggle, we can't comfortably fit.Jodi Picoult in Second Glance
When we're awake, we see what we need to see. When we're asleep, we see what is really there.Jodi Picoult in Second Glance
Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.Jodi Picoult in Second Glance
'It was a mistake,' you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.Breakup & LovesickDavid Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
It's one thing to fall in love. It's another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.Love, Falling in loveDavid Levithan - Every Day
The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.Victoria Aveyard in Die Rote Königin
Avoiding risk is not much of a goal... whether you crawl into a hole or walk a high wire, nobody gets out of here alive. We cannot grow without challenge.Risk, MotivationSteven Callahan in Adrift
The heartfelt realization of one's insignificance yields a calming sense of being completely connected to the greater whole. As a tiny part of the world and humanity, I now feel more at peace and much larger than I ever felt as a man alone.Steven Callahan in Adrift
In addition to the little ecosystem developing around my raft, I am constantly surrounded by a display of natural wonders. The acrobatic dorados perform beneath ballets of fluffy white clouds. The clouds glide across the sky until they join at the horizon to form whirling, flaming sunsets that are slowly doused by nightfall. Then, as if the sun had suddenly crashed, thousands of glistening galaxies are flung out into deep black night. There is no bigger sky country than the sea. But I cannot enjoy the incredible beauty around me. It lies beyond my grasp, taunting me. Knowing it can be stolen from me at any time, by a Dorado or shark attack or by a deflating raft, I cannot relax and appreciate it. It is beauty surrounded by ugly fear. I write in my log that it is a view of heaven from a seat in hell.Steven Callahan in Adrift
There is a magnificent intensity in life that comes when we are not in control but are only reacting, living, surviving.LifeSteven Callahan in Adrift
He loved libraries. Nowhere else in the world felt so safe and homey. Nowhere else smelled like books and dust and happy solitude quite like a library did.BooksHeather Brewer in First Kill
Because pieces of your heart clearly weigh more when they're sitting shattered at the bottom of your stomach.Heather Brewer in First Kill
Bystanders who do nothing give bullies permission inadvertently to go on being bullies. Most are afraid they’ll lose friends or be bullied themselves if they help victims or report bullies, and some feel guilty for years afterward.BullyingMegan Kelley Hall in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
My self-wroth is not linked to your cruel words and actions.
My self-esteem is not affected by your deliberate attempts to destroy my character.
You have no power over me.
You will not silence me.
It was because of the way you treated me that I learned to be my own person, have my own opinion, stand my ground. It’s at least partially because I survived you that I’m the person I am today.BullyingKieran Scott in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
In order to find some solution to the bullying problem, we’ll have to be more tolerant of ambiguity, subtlety, and strangeness not just in other people but in ourselves. It may be important to your identity that you are a soccer player, but it may be equally important that you can whistle the national anthem backward and make the world’s best spicy popcorn and do a wicked impression of Victoria Beckham. Schools, parents, and educational endeavors should encourage people not just to empathize but to discover and celebrate the weirdness in others and in ourselves. We need not just to think but to live outside the box. Weirdness is good. It keeps things interesting.Craziness & Weirdness, BullyingMegan Kelley Hall in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.BullyingHeather Brewer in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.TreasonHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.TeachersHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Eighth Grade Bites
It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.Missing SomeoneHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
The world is full of monsters with friendly faces.AppearanceHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Eighth Grade Bites
If citizens followed their leaders' example throughout history, the human race would have died out centuries ago.Revolution, HistoryHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
If stakes and garlic were the top two things that could kill a vampire, ninth grade gym was a close third.High School, VampiresHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
Vlad blinked at her. 'Morning, sulfuric acid.'
'Well, isn't it just kinda wrong to call a vampire 'sunshine'?'
'I drive well!'
'Says who your mom?'
'No actually, she won't even get in the car with me.'
A label doesn't make something so. A label is just a word. It's what a person does that makes them who they are.CharacterHeather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Twelfth Grade Kills
It was tough attempting to be social with people who'd rather pretend you didn't exist.Heather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.TruthVictoria Aveyard in Die Farben des Blutes - Die Rote Königin
Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.Kiera Cass in Selection