Ten Quotes I’ve Copied into my Journal in the Last Two Years


Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Since I’ve listed my favorite quotes, I’ve picked these ones that I liked enough to writing into the back of my diary in the last two years. They are randomly picked and grouped together, but I think I stand by all of them as quotes that mean something to me! 

“Where does a story begin? The fiction is that they do, and end, rather than that the stuff of a story is just a cup of water scooped from the sea and poured back into it.” – Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby 

“The problem with happy endings … is that they’re either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things bet better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die.” – John Green, Turtles All the Way Down 

“When you’re living so intensely in your head, you actually believe when something happens you’ve imagined that you caused it.” Chris Kraus, I Love Dick 

“Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.” -Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star 

“I start to say no, then stop myself. I have to try, because I’m doing it again – I’m shutting everything out because I’m frustrated and tired and because the real world is difficult and I’d rather live in one of my own making. But I can’t. I am here, and I have to try.” – Francesca Zappia, Eliza and Her Monsters 

“Real intimacy is a place where there are no mistakes, at least not in the sense you feel. You don’t just blow everything with one wrong move. A friendship is a space where you’re supported and free to make mistakes.” – Elif Batuman, The Idiot 

“I say no to people who prioritize being cool over being good. I say not to misogynists who want to weaponize my body against me. I say no to men who feel entitled to my attention and reverence…I say no to my own instinct to stay quiet.” — Lindy West, Shrill 

“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances. It’s almost unfathomable that it happens as often as it does.” – Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited 

“Yeah, there are no more “colored” water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight cuffs when I’ve done nothing wrong, it’s clear there’s an issue. That things aren’t as equal as folks say they are.” – Nic Stone, Dear Martin 

“No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.” – Ernest Cline, Ready Player One 

Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting this weekly book meme!

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