Midterm today, so enjoy these quotes!

I have a midterm this afternoon so I can’t really do anything that requires any brain power whatsoever, because all of my brain power is taken up by pages upon pages of this:


Thus, here is a post that requires no brain power!  I got a Kindle last year for Christmas and I’ve only read a few books on it. It’s a shamefully low number, but I try to remember school and work are the reasons. And exercise! Forgot about exercise! Anyway, for any of you not familiar with a Kindle, there’s a highlight feature that I totally forget about and barely use it for a whole book, and then randomly remember it and use it 8 times in two days. Here are all of the quotes I’ve highlighted in the past year.  I hope you find them as thought provoking as I did!


Paint It Black: A Novel by Janet Finch

What was worse was that he believed the new version as much as he had the old one.  And she was afraid that someday he’d do the same thing with her, the story of his love.


This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More by Augusten Burroughs

Would an exchange of greasy, zero calorie pleasantries improve the world?

The anger will not eventually evaporate.  It will ferment into resentment. Resentment is anger looking for payback.  It’s also a high-interest-earning emotion.

You need to go places you have never been and order food you have never ordered and wait in lines you have never waited in before.

You are exactly everything enough to the person who thinks you are.

You only need willpower to get what you don’t want or you only want to want.

Never be afraid of space or silence.  They are merely the cool side of the pillow during interaction: a refreshing mental nap.

All children should be loved, nurtured-emotionally and intellectually-respected, and never, under any circumstances, underestimated.

Blame may well be justified but it’s not going to move you forward in your life.

And loss is not a subtraction. As an experience, it is an addition.

Limits stop you from living a life without limits.  Of course, this is only an illusion.  What limits really do is give you an acceptable excuse to avoid doing something.

The difference between writing the letter and sending it and writing the letter and not sending it is mental health.

In fact, the desire to understand is so powerful that it feels almost like within the answer is salvation or rescue.  But it doesn’t matter why, not at all.


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.

It’s better when one does good so that you may ask everyone and no one knows.