Monthly Quotes: April 2021


Fight until you can’t breathe, & if you have to forfeit, you forfeit smiling, make them think you let them win.

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

Maybe anger is like a river. Maybe it crumbles everything around it. Maybe it hides so many skeletons beneath the rolling surface.

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

But one thing I learned from the Saints,

when the crossroads are open to you, you must decide a path.

I will not stand still while the world makes my choices

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

You do not let your words stunt unknown possibilities.

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

If I say those words, if I snap apart the air with them, whatever is binding me together will split too.

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

How can you lose an entire person, only to gain a part of them back in someone entirely new?

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

This whole time she’s swallowed her words like bitter pills not realizing they were slow-drip poison

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap when you land

It’s so horribly easy to fail at being at a grownup

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

Worst thing about being a parent is, that they are always judged by their worst moments. You can do a million things right, but if you do one single thing wrong you are forever that parent who was checking his phone while their child was hit their head by a swing

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

Parents are defined by their mistakes

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

One generation got told off for not being able to sit still, the next gets told off for never moving

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

Sometimes it’s easier to live with your own anxieties when you know that no one else is happy either

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

If you wanna make god laugh, tell him your plans

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

Life can go in all sorts of ways, but it will probably go wrong

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

They say that a person’s personality is the sum of their experiences. But that isn’t true, at least not entirely, because if our past was all that defined us, we’d never be able to put up with ourselves. We need to be allowed to convince ourselves that we’re more than the mistakes we made yesterday. That we are all of our next choices, too, all of our tomorrows.

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

That’s the power of literature, you know, it can act like little love letters between two people who can only explain their feelings by pointing at other people’s.

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

We don’t have a plan, we just do our best to get through the day, because there’ll be another one coming along tomorrow.

Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

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