That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals do.Mark Twain in A Tramp Abroad
I went often to look at the collection of curiosities in Heidelberg Castle, and one day I surprised the keeper of it with my German. I spoke entirely in that language. He was greatly interested; and after I had talked a while he said my German was very rare, possibly a 'unique'; and wanted to add it to his museum.Germans, HeidelbergMark Twain in A Tramp Abroad
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.Children & Childhood, Birthday, AgeAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in Der kleine Prinz
Qui facit per alium facit per se. He who does a thing by the agency of another does it himself.ResponsibilityMaggie Stiefvater in Blue Lily, Lily Blue
I'm broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belongs to you.Sarah J. Maas in A Court of Thorns and Roses - Flammen und Finsternis
He locked you up because he knew- the bastard knew what a treasure you are. That you are worth more than land or gold or jewels . He knew, and wanted to keep you all to himself.Sarah J. Maas in A Court of Thorns and Roses - Flammen und Finsternis
I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
Pain and killing wouldn't win me.Sarah J. Maas in A Court of Thorns and Roses - Flammen und Finsternis
Life is better when you're around.Sarah J. Maas in A Court of Thorns and Roses - Flammen und Finsternis
It had been love, and I meant it- the happiness, the lust, the peace... I'd felt all of those things.
'So I'm your huntress and thief?'
- 'You are my salvation, Feyre'
Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.Hope, GriefDavid Mitchell in Slade House
It's our nature. We destroy. It's the constant of our kind. No matter the color of blood, man will always fall.Victoria Aveyard in 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 Rote Königin
In school, we learned about the world before ours, about the angels and gods that lived in the sky, ruling the earth with kind and loving hands. Some say those are just stories, but I don't believe that.
The gods rule us still, they have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.
The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.Victoria Aveyard in Die Rote Königin
Doors are for people with no imagination.ImaginationDerek Landy in Skulduggery Pleasant - Der Gentleman mit der Feuerhand
'Why are you wearing a fox hat?'
'Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox'
I want to have friends that I can trust and who love me for the Person I am not the person I was.Colleen Hoover
Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.Love, Romantic QuotesNicholas Sparks in A Walk to Remember
I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wonering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn't. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.Falling in loveNicholas Sparks in A Walk to Remember
'Do you love me?' I asked her. She smiled. 'Yes.' 'Do you want me to be happy?' as I asked her this I felt my heart beginning to race. 'Of course I do.' 'Will you do something for me then?' She looked away, sadness crossing her features. 'I don't know if I can anymore.' she said. 'but if you could, would you?' I cannot adequately describe the intensity of what I was feeling at that moment. Love, anger, sadness, hope, and fear, whirling together sharpened by the nervousness I was feeling. Jamie looked at me curiously and my breaths became shallower. Suddenly I knew that I'd never felt as strongly for another person as I did at that moment. As I returned her gaze, this simple realization made me wish for the millionth time that I could make all this go away. Had it been possible, I would have traded my life for hers. I wanted to tell her my thoughts, but the sound of her voice suddenly silenced the emotions inside me. 'yes' she finally said, her voice weak yet somehow still full of promise. 'I would.' Finally getting control of myself I kissed her again, then brought my hand to her face, gently running my fingers over her cheek. I marveled at the softness of her skin, the gentleness I saw in her eyes. even now she was perfect. My throat began to tighten again, but as I said, I knew what I had to do. Since I had to accept that it was not within my power to cure her, what I wanted to do was give her something that she'd wanted. It was what my heart had been telling me to do all along. Jamie, I understood then, had already given me the answer I'd been searching for, the answer my heart needed to find. She'd told me outside Mr. Jenkins office, the night we'd asked him about doing the play. I smiled softly, and she returned my affection with a slight squeeze of my hand, as if trusting me in what I was about to do. Encouraged, I leaned closer and took a deep breath. When I exhaled, these were the words that flowed with my breath. 'Will you marry me?'Nicholas Sparks in A Walk to Remember
If you expect the worst from a person you can never be disappointed.Anthony Burgess in The Wanting Seed
We're a government that believes in everybody having the illusion of free will.GovernmentsAnthony Burgess in The Wanting Seed
A perverse nature can be stimulated by anything. Any book can be used as a pornographic instrument, even a great work of literature if the mind that so uses it is off-balance. I once found a small boy masturbating in the presence of the Victorian steel-engraving in a family Bible.Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange
If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange - meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange
It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange
It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange
The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.Decisions, Morality & EthicsAnthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange
Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange
Being gay was a bit like the Olympics: It disappeared in ancient times, and then they brought it back in the twentieth century.Homosexuality & LGBTNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
Most people have a rope that ties them to someone, and that rope can be short or it can be long. (Be long. Belong. Get it?) You don't know how long, though. It's not your choice.Puns, Relationships, FamilyNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
When you're unhappy, I guess everything in the world - reading, eating, sleeping - has something buried somewhere inside it that just makes you unhappier.Nick Hornby in A Long Way Down
Telling me I can do anything I want is like pulling the plug out of the bath and then telling the water it can go anywhere it wants. Try it, and see what happens.Nick Hornby in A Long Way Down
Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.BeginningNick Hornby in A Long Way Down