The Beauty of Words

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Such a beautiful sight - how effortless words can fit together to create a quote. I think I've always loved quoting various pieces of media. Unlike Miles Halter from Looking for Alaska, who is fascinated by famous last words, I am in love with quotes. I collect them like trinkets, putting my favorites in journals or various word documents. I can quote all of Mean Girls, most of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and so on. Anyways, there's an embarrassing number of quotes that I recite, and I usually reference them in conversations but no one usually understands what I'm hinting at. I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes if anyone is interested. It's a long list, and no, there's no order to them. Also please keep in mind that many of these quotes don't have authors because I can't find who wrote or said them. Because of that, I have separated the quotes into two categories: Unknown and Cited. Enjoy. 

Unknown

"When you start to know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and your body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant." 

"Meeting you was like reading my favorite book for the first time." (This one of my favorite quotes - something touches me, the book lover in me that understands this on many levels). 

"Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created." 

"My problem is that I fall in love with words, rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts, instead of reality. and it will be the death of me." 

"You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger." 

"I know that I’m hard to love. Some days I’m all smiles and affection and then other days there’s nothing I want more than to be quiet and lie in bed. Sometimes I get angry about stupid things and won’t want to talk to you. Other days I’ll think that you’re the most perfect person in the world. Please don’t give up on me. I know it’s not easy but iIll always come back to you." 

"It's okay to lose yourself for a while. In books, in music, in art. Let yourself get lost." 

"Someday, someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you’ve never seen, they’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been looking for their entire lives. Wait for it.”

"People are prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes.”

Cited

"When you are attracted to people, it’s because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most." - Jodi Picoult 

"She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something". – Eleanor and Park 

"I wish I didn't care about anything. But I do care. I care about everything too much." - Palo Alto 

"There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look." - Henri Matisse 

"When you are happy, you enjoy the music. When you are sad, you understand the lyrics." – Frank Ocean 

"When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: real dreams take work, they take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that." - Harvey Mackay 

"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things." – Calvin and Hobbes 

"She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them." - Beau Taplin 

"It is both a burden and a blessing, to feel everything as deeply as I do." - Della Hicks-Wilson 

"So here’s my advice: study broadly and without fear. learn a language if you can, because that will make your life more interesting. read a little bit every day. but more importantly, surround yourself with people who you like and make cool stuff with them. in the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with." – John Green

"I go to seek a Great Perhaps." - Francois Rabelais 

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." - John Green 

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” - John Green 

“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them” - The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

"It’s too bad that you want to be someone else. You don’t see your own face, your own beauty, yet no face is more beautiful than yours" - Rumi 

"Sometimes, I read a book, and I think I’m the people in the book." - The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

"That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste." - John Green 

"People should fall in love with their eyes closed." - Andy Warhol 

"Courage, dear heart." - C.S. Lewis

"Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.” - Anne Frank

"It’s a beautiful thing to have lungs that allow you to breathe air and legs that allow you to climb mountains, and it’s a shame that sometimes we don’t realize that that’s enough.” - Honalle

"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” - Chuck Palahniuk

"Years, lovers, glasses of wine. These are things that must never be counted.” — Age of Adaline

"You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” — Kirsten Dunst

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  • Pillow Thoughts
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  • This Modern Love
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Looking for Alaska
  • One Day
  • Me Before You

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