It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.Heart, Breakup & Lovesick0
I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.Falling in love0
That smile could end wars and cure cancer.Laughing & Smile0
'You see, Momo,' he told her one day, 'it's like this: Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept.'
He gazed silently into space before continuing. 'And then you start to hurry,' he went on. 'You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop - and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it.'
He pondered a while. Then he said, 'You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.'
Again he paused for thought before adding, 'That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be.'
Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.Time, Moment, Present, Children's Books0
Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all.Passion0
If you stop to think about it, you’ll have to admit that all the stories in the world consist essentially of twenty-six letters. The letters are always the same, only the arrangement varies. From letters words are formed, from words sentences, from sentences chapters, and from chapters stories.Books, Writing, Reading0
You wish for something, you've wanted it for years, and you're sure you want it, as long as you know you can't have it. But if all at once it looks as though your wish might come true, you suddenly find yourself wishing you had never wished for any such thing.Wishes, Satisfaction0
Once someone dreams a dream, it can't just drop out of existence. But if the dreamer can't remember it, what becomes of it? It lives on in Fantastica, deep under earth. There are forgotten dreams stored in many layers. The deeper one digs, the closer they are. All Fantastica rests on a foundation of forgotten dreams.Dreaming0
If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-
If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-
If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-
If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
People never seemed to notice that, by saving time, they were losing something else. No one cared to admit that life was becoming ever poorer, bleaker and more monotonous. The ones who felt this most keenly were the children, because no one had time for them any more. But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart. And the more people saved, the less they had.Time, Daily Routine, Children's Books0
Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.Solitude & Being Alone0
Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.Happiness0
I guess there are a lot of people who don't know the right thing to say. You don't notice them so much because they pretend they do.Talking, Appearance0
It's a different kind of missing. You're trying to remember, and he's trying to forget.Missing Someone0
For a while, for as long as you're looking at it, that painting is the world and you get to be in it.Art, Pictures0
I like that about art, that what you see is sometimes more about who you are than what’s on the wall. I look at this painting and think about how everyone has some secret inside, something sleeping like that yellow bird.Art0
It's harder to make someone laugh than it is to make them cry.Laughing & Smile, Crying & Tears0
Every time he looked at me I felt like I'd touched my tongue to the tip of a battery. In art class I'd watch him lean back and listen and I was nothing but zing and tingle. After a while, the tingle turned to electricity, and when he asked me out my whole body amped to a level where technically I should have been dead. I had nothing in common with a sheddy like him, but a girl doesn't think straight when she's that close to electrocution.Love, Falling in love0
I guess love's kind of like a marshmallow in a microwave on high. After it explodes it's still a marshmallow. but, you know, now it's a complicated marshmallow.Love0
I like the idea of her bottles. Memories that are nothing but a strange shape floating inside of you, memories that are nothing but empty bottles. And the good stuff, glassed in so it can’t float away.Memory0
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.Love, Beauty0
It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.Hope0
Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other.Love0
You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.Love declerations0
Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can't control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That's what it was like for me. I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.Breakup & Lovesick, Forgetting0
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.Writing, Poems0
A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.Writing, Poems, Inspiration0
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.Falling in love0
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.Love0
I suppose people of our generation aren't able to die for good causes any longer. We had all that done for us, in the thirties and the forties, when we were still kids. There aren't any good, brave causes left.Progress, Generation0
Alison: 'I don't think I want anything more to do with love. Any more. I can't take it on.'
Cliff: 'You're too young to start giving up. Too young, and too lovely.'
You're hurt because everything is changed. Jimmy is hurt because everything is the same. And neither of you can face it. Something's gone wrong somewhere, hasn't it?0
She was consumed by 3 simple things:
drink, despair, loneliness; and 2 more:
youth and beauty.
A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.Love, Breakup & Lovesick0
That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man.Hope0
Nothing is worse than to finish a good shit, then reach over and find the toilet paper container empty. Even the most horrible human being on earth deserves to wipe his ass.0
'Baby,' I said, 'I'm a genius but nobody knows it but me.'Genius0
You have to die a few times before you can really live.Life, Risk, New Beginning0
'That's the problem with drinking', I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.Alcohol0
Education also seemed to be a trap. The little education I had allowed myself had made me more suspicious. What were doctors, lawyers, and scientists? They were just men who allowed themselves to be deprived of their freedom to think and act as individuals.Education0
My ambition is handicapped by laziness.Laziness, Ambition0
'Do you hate people?'
'I don't hate them... I just feel better when they're not around.'
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.Music0
There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.0
So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.Memory0