Brave as a Lion
"That's the thing about pain; it demands to be felt."
-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
"This is not what I intended
I always swore to you I'd never fall apart
You always thought that I was stronger
I may have failed
But I have loved you from the start."
-Secondhand Serenade, Fall for You
"I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It's a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity."
"The nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day."
-Arctic Monkeys, Do I Wanna Know?
"Love yourself so no one has to . . .
You'll be lucky if your memory remains."
-All Time Low, Therapy
"And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn."
"Neither crying nor sulking ever got anyone anywhere. The only sensible thing to do when you are attacked is, as Napoleon once said, to counter-attack."
-Rohld Dahl, Matilda
"The question then is whether 'tis nobler in the mind
To be well liked but ineffectual
Or moral but maligned?"
-Team Starkid, Twisted
"We no longer flinch at bloody images of war because we've grown up seeing the Middle East. Most of us are cynical and pessimistic because of the environment we've grown up in - which should be explination enoughfor our insolence and disrespect without "experts" having to write articles about it."
-Jenni Herd, On Teenagers
"I am a critic
Of my only critical need to define myself
Am I a villain?
Cast among heroes with all of their
Underwhelming overbearing struggles
To become what they'll never be?"
-All Time Low, Canals
"Somewhere . . .
there is a 17 year old girl who smells like pomegranates and has
summer air tight on her naked skin, wrapping around her scars
like veins in a bloody garden, who won’t make it past tomorrow . . .
Somewhere there are people watching films, making love for the first time, opening mail with the heading of ‘I miss you’ . . . painting murals of his lips in abandoned warehouses, chewing the words ‘I love you’ over and over again, swallowing phone numbers and forgotten birthdays."
- Poems from my Uncle's graves (Brittasperry)
"One day you lose something, and you say: "Oh my God, I was happy. And I didn't even know it.""
-Unknown, Humans of New York
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents" -Bobby, age 7