She was like a bird that has dashed its head against glass and that has been picked up by a human hand. It crouches there, terrified, unable to move, hoping to save itself by its immobility.
— And Then There Were None
“Maybe happiness didn’t have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty more levels to go.”
– The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.
— The Perks of Being a Wallflower
When people drink good wine, they look for the good qualities. When people drink cheap wine, they look for its flaws.
— The Trouble With Experts