“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” —Jack London
“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
“When I see you, the world stops. It stops and all that exists from me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterdays, no tomorrow. The world just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.” —James Frey
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” —Lao Tzu
“Take pride in your pain. You are stronger than those who have none.” —Lois Lowry
694. NO MATTER WHAT THERE IS GOING TO BE AT LEAST ONE PERSON WHO DOESN'T LIKE YOU. DON'T MAKE IT YOURSELF.