All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king. – JRR Tolkien (the Fellowship of the Ring)
“I’m a hopeless fu**ing romantic. That’s a part of me that a lot of people don’t know about. They know everything there is to know about another part of me, but not a thing about my heart.” – Tommy Lee
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo
“It’s our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets)
“You know how they say that religion is the opiate of the masses? Well, I took masses of opiates religiously.” ― Carrie Fisher (Wishful Drinking)
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” – Phyllis Diller
All night our room was outer-walled with rain.
Drops fell and flattened on the tin roof,
And rang like little disks of metal.
Ping!—Ping!—and there was not a pin-point of silence between
The rain rattled and clashed,
And the slats of the shutters danced and glittered.
But to me the darkness was red-gold and crocus-colored
With your brightness,
And the words you whispered to me
Sprang up and flamed—orange torches against the rain.
Torches against the wall of cool, silver rain!
“Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” – Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms, 1929)