"'Why do you leave everyone? Why did you let me go?'

‘Maybe because I don’t really believe that it’s going to work and then I make sure that it doesn’t work.’"

Beginners (2010)

"It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one."

George Harrison

"'I wanted to hurt him.'
‘Why?’
‘Because he had hurt me.’
‘Why?’
‘Because people hurt each other. That’s what people do.’"

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

"I knew that I would have to be brave. Not foolhardy, not in love with risk and danger, not making ridiculous exhibitions of myself to prove that I wasn’t terrified—really genuinely brave. Brave enough to be quiet when quiet was called for, brave enough to observe before flinging myself into something, brave enough to not abandon my true self when someone else wanted to seduce or force me in a direction I didn’t want to go, brave enough to stand my ground quietly."

Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black

"October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds."

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets