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"Life is an ugly, awful place not to have a best friend." -Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You


"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." -Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl


"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say an uncommon-place thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles..." -Jack Kerouac, On The Road


"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


"I told them I was thinking of being a waitress. My dad said, 'practice by clearing the table.'" -Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing


"If there isn't a door, kick in a wall." -Mindy Morgenstern, The Real Rules for Girls


"The day my father got remarried, my mother was up at six a.m. defrosting the refrigerator...When I came down into the kitchen, she was poised in front of the open freezer, wielding the ice pick." -Sarah Dessen, That Summer


"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin anyway...you rarely win, but sometimes you do."--Harper Lee, To Kill a Mocking Bird


"Think about all the tommorrows of your life"--Walter Dean Myers, Monster


"If I ever form my own clan, we'll be the Anti-Cheerleaders. We will not sit underneath the bleachers. We will wander underneath them and commit mild acts of mayhem"--Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak


"Despite everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."--Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank


"Our stories can set us free"--Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels


"For you see, so any out of the ordinary things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible"--Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland


"It's nice to be likes. It's better to be paid"--Liz Phair, The Real Rules for Girls


"Some things you don't have to tell. Some things, between sisters, are understood"--That Summer


"There are always mysteries in life." -- Bram Stoker, Dracula


"He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder." -- Qanuc-folk saying, Tad Williams, The Dragonbone Chair


"A desire not to but into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom... and the other twenty percent isn't very important." -- Robert Heinlein, Jubal Stranger in a Strange Land


"I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much... because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting." -- Robert Heinlein, Mike Stranger in a Strange Land


"I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones." -- The Doctor, Timewyrm: John Peel, Genesys


"There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It is the only tree that gorws out of cement. It grows lushly... survives without sun, water, and seemingly without earth. It would be considered beautiful except that there are too many of it." -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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