I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had.

Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (via bookmania)

When you’ve lost everything, you’ve got nothing to lose.

Ken Follett, World Without End (via bookmania)

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (via bookmania)

Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via bookmania)

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore (via bookmania)

It was beauty that did not astonish you till afterwards when you had gone out of sight of her and reflected on it.

C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces (via bookmania)

It’s not me and you. It’s not me its you