“I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me–they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” ―Veronica Roth
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ―Jodi Picoult
“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ―Sarah Dessen
“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.” -Hermann Hesse
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” –Henry David Thoreau
“When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.” –Khalil Gibran
This has so many potential hidden meanings.
“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” –Marcus Aurelius