People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful.
Jessica Zafra, Chicken Pox for the Soul
I’ve had lots of happy moments. I’ve been lucky. But I always think the happiest moment hasn’t happened yet.
Carol Shields, The Republic of Love
It’s not hard to own something. Or everything. You just have to know that it’s yours, and then be willing to let it go.
Neil Gaiman, Stardust
Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake someone else up, so that they can feel this way, too.
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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