Reader: Dear Mr. Snicket, What is the best way to keep a secret?
Lemony Snicket: Tell it to everyone you know, but pretend you are kidding.
My library is an archive of longings.
Susan Sontag; As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
Fortune’s a right whore: If she give aught, she deals it in small parcels, That she may take away all at one swoop.
John Webster, The White Devil
Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because the world needs people who have come alive.
Every failure teaches a man something, if he will learn.
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
It’s in vain, Trot, to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield