What a blessed if painful thing, this business of being alive.

In the end, the world always wins. That’s just the way of things.

If you give your mind a $10,000 problem, it will come up with a $10,000 solution. If you give your mind a $1 million problem, it will come up with a $1 million solution.

I stare at her for a long moment. I want to kiss her. I want to kiss her more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life.

All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.

…if you expect people to try to do things your way, you’re going to have to give some hints as to what that way is.

Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.

And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.

I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.

A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.

It weren’t too loo long before I seen something in me, had changed. A bitter seed was planted inside of me. And I just didn’t feel so, accepting, anymore.

No one tells us, girls who don’t go on dates, that remembering can be almost as good as what actually happens.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.