“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens
to allow in more light.”
You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will.
I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist.
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Let them judge you. Let them misunderstand you. Let them gossip about you. Their opinions aren't your problem. You stay kind, committed to love, and free in your authenticity. No matter what they do or say, don't you dare doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth. Just keep on shining like you do.
- Scott Stabile
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
You are not required to be small.
You are not required to be pleasant.
You are not required to be conventional.
You are not required to be accommodating.
You are not required to be submissive.
You are not required to be merciful.
You are not required to be quiet.
─ Trista Mateer
People have their time stamps on how long you should know someone before earning the right to say it, but I wouldn't lie to you no matter how little time we have. People waste time and wait for the right moment and we don't have that luxury. If we had our entire lives ahead of us I bet you'd get tired of me telling you how much I love you because I'm positive that's the path we're heading on. But because we're about to die, I want to say it as many times as I want—I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you.
— Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End
"Every day will not be the same. Allow the opportunity for the differences to be present, and allow them to change when the time comes. It's not permanent, allow the temporary to impact and leave when it must. Just as the seasons change, you'll find the ones you love and hate but you'll still experience all and what's in between."