“My father says that those who want power and get it live in terror of losing it. That’s why we have to give power to those who do not want it.”
The Divergent Series Complete Collection (Roth, Veronica)
“I read somewhere once, that crying defies scientific explanation. Tears are only meant to lubricate the eyes. There is no real reason for tear glands to overproduce tears at the behest of emotion. I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity.”
The Divergent Series Complete Collection (Roth, Veronica)
“I feel like I understand, then, the way he ranks things in his mind: his life, first; his comfort in a world of his own making, second; and somewhere after that, the lives of the people he is supposed to love. He is the sort of despicable person who has no understanding of how despicable he is, and my badgering him with insults won’t change that; nothing will.”
The Divergent Series Complete Collection (Roth, Veronica)
“A sudden happiness catches me unawares. I feel it trickling into me, and my eyes go liquid with gratitude and hope.”
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
“I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
The Bronze Horseman (Paullina Simons)
“when it comes to sustainability
it’s easy to place the blame on unethical brands
and polluting factories in faraway lands.
but to make the clothing industry
anywhere need sustainable,
the responsibility is not only with manufacturers, retailers and brands,
the responsibility is also with us, the consumers.
because as we pointed earlier, while we need to buy less
we also need to care more for the clothing we already own.”
The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing http://youtu.be/XCsGLWrfE4Y
“It saddens me because of what it reveals to me about Mama’s own neediness, her own anxiety, her fear of loneliness, her dread of being stranded, abandoned. And what does it say about me that I know this about my mother, that I know precisely what she needs and yet how deliberately and unswervingly I have denied her, taking care to keep an ocean, a continent–or, preferably, both–between us for the better part of three decades?”
And the Mountains Echoed (Hosseini, Khaled)
“And she could cleave you in half with nothing but a dark look or a sudden beat of silence.”
And the Mountains Echoed (Hosseini, Khaled)
“She is furious with herself for her own stupidity. Opening herself up like this, voluntarily, to a lifetime of worry and anguish. It was madness. Sheer lunacy. A spectacularly foolish and baseless faith, against enormous odds, that a world you do not control will not take from you the one thing you cannot bear to lose. Faith that the world will not destroy you. “I don’t have the heart for this.” She actually says this under her breath. “I don’t have the heart for this.” At that moment, she cannot think of a more reckless, irrational thing than choosing to become a parent.”
And the Mountains Echoed (Hosseini, Khaled)
“He didn’t understand that I felt lost. I’ve read, that if an avalanche buries you and you’re lying there underneath all that snow, you can’t tell which way is up or down. You want to dig yourself out but pick the wrong way, and you dig yourself to your own demise. That was how I felt, disoriented, suspended in confusion, stripped of my compass.”
And the Mountains Echoed (Hosseini, Khaled)