Monthly Quotes: July 2021


People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

Going outside is highly overrated.

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

You’re probably wondering what’s going to happen to you. That’s easy. The same thing is going to happen to you that has happened to every other human being who has ever lived. You’re going to die. We all die. That’s just how it is

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

You were born at a pretty crappy time in history. And it looks like things are only gonna get worse from here on out.

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

For a bunch of hairless apes, we’ve actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

A river of words flowed between us.

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful.

Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

Wanting to leave is enough.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

Be brave enough to break your own heart.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. it’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

You get to define the terms of your life

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

This is not “how your story ends”. It’s simply where it takes a turn you didn’t expect.

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful things

How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement – no matter how temporary.

Craig Thompson, Blankets

Maybe I’m sad about wanting you. I’m not too comfortable with wanting someone

Craig Thompson, Blankets

Even a mistake is better than nothing.

Craig Thompson, Blankets

Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with.

Craig Thompson, Blankets

I wanted a heaven. And I grew up striving for that world– an eternal world- that would wash away my temporary misery.

Craig Thompson, Blankets

Which is scarier– lust or temptation?

Craig Thompson, Blankets

At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it’s easy to imagine oneself soaring through the stars.

Craig Thompson, Blankets

For what matters if I gain the whole world, but lose my soul?

Craig Thompson, Blankets

Except heaven is a hope , and eden is a memory .

Craig Thompson, Blankets

We experience a discomfort that may be foreign to others, but that pain opens up a world of beauty. Wouldn’t you think?

Craig Thompson, Blankets

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