q u o t e d + l o v e



"To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure."
- Peter Pan



"Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure." --Albus Dumbledore



"Your heart understood mine. In the depth of the fragrant night, I listened with ravished soul to your beloved voice. Your heart understood mine." --Friedrich Baher 



"What a splendid day!... I pity people who aren't born yet for missing it. They may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one." - Anne of Green Gables 


“It's asking us our names," Falkor reported.
"I'm Atreyu!" Atreyu cried.
"I'm Falkor!" cried Falkor.
The boy without a name was silent.
Atreyu looked at him, then took him by the hand and cried: "He's Bastian Balthazar Bux!"
"It asks," Falkor translated, "why he doesn't speak for himself."
"He can't," said Atreyu. "He has forgotten everything."
Falkor listened again to the roaring of the fountain.
"Without memory, it says, he cannot come in. The snakes won't let him through."
Atreyu replied: "I have stored up everything he told us about himself and his world. I vouch for him."
Falkor listened.
"It wants to know by what right?"
"I am his friend," said Atreyu.” 
― Michael EndeThe Neverending Story

"Then we sat on the edge of the earth,
with our feet dangling over the side,
and marveled that we had found each other."
Erik Dillard 



"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air" --Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” --Frank Borman

Clementine: "This is it, Joel. It's going to be gone soon."
Joel: "I know."
Clementine: "What do we do?"
Joel: "...Enjoy it."
- Eternal Sunshine

"You have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You're ready to go out and find a good use for your talent...Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it." --Abigail March



"The most important aspect of Christianity is not the work we do, but the relationship we maintain. That is all God asks us to give our attention to, and it is the one thing that is continually under attack." -Oswald Chambers


"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." - by Frank Tibolt



Pippin: "I didn't think it would end this way..."
Gandalf: "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it: white shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise."
Pippin: "Well, that isn't so bad."
Gandalf: "No... No it isn't."
- Tolkien

"When I heard the learn'd astronomer, 
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, 
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, 
and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with
much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, 
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars."
- Walt Whitman


" 'Y' is a crooked letter. No one ever got it straight." -Bob Brown





"Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
- Tennyson



“Creativity takes courage. ” 
― Henri Matisse

"Do you know a story that goes like this? There once was a tiger-striped cat. This cat died a million deaths, was revived, and lived a million lives, and was owned by many different people who he didn't really care for. This cat wasn't afraid to die. Then, one day this cat became a stray cat, a free cat. He met a white, female cat and the two of them spent their days together happily. Well, years passed and the white cat grew weak and died of old age. The tiger striped cat cried a million times, then he died too. Except this time, he didn't come back to life."
- Cowboy Bebop