“I’m not totally mad at you. I’m just sad. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside.”

      — Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood 

I want to ride in the swing of your hips.
  — Charles Bukowski

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

 

      — Maya Angelou

She reminded me of the sea; the way she came dancing towards you, wild and beautiful, and just when she was almost close enough to touch she’d rush away again.

 

      — Glenda Millard, A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.

     — Dalai Lama

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.

      — Miriam Adeney

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies let them atleast have heard of brave knights and heroic courage

            — CS Lewis

Life is like a camera;
focus on what’s important
capture the good times
develop from the negatives
and if the things don’t work out
take another shot

She had a nostalgia for a life she had never lived.
  — Nancy Lemann, The Fiery Pantheon