Quotables

There’s no such thing as a painless lesson, they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first. But if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you will find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle...a heart made full-metal.”
—Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist

“Truth is eternal. Knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.”
— Madeleine L'Engle, An Acceptable Time

“Anger is not bitterness. Bitterness can go on eating at a man's heart and mind forever. Anger spends itself in its own time.”
— Madeleine L’Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

“I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”
— Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
— Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

“On some such night as this she remembered promising to herself to to live as brave and noble a life as any heroine she ever heard of in romance, a life sans peur et sans reproche; it had seemed then that she had only to will, and such a life would be accomplished. And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic.” 
–Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“Truth only seems old fashioned nowadays because we’ve grown so accustomed to deceit and manipulation. But Truth is eternal, so it can never be old or new. It never was or will be. It just is. It always is. Truth never grows old, and if you believe in it and try to live by it, you will always be, in some ways--the only ways that matter--the youngest, freshest, most energetic rebel on the block.”
—Matt Walsh

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 
‘Pooh?’ he whispered. 
‘Yes, Piglet?’ 
‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’”
—A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
—C.S. Lewis

“After Sophia left, I wanted to take my mind off her, so I went for a hunt.” 
“And killing things mends a broken heart?"
“No. But it's good fun.
—BBC, Merlin

“Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.”
—Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

“But even the moon is poetical because there is a man in the moon.”
—G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

“But you're idealists. That's the problem. In the fallen world ideals are easily shattered and then you have a disillusioned idealist, which is almost worse than a cynic. No. I think you need to be a romantic in order to survive, because it doesn't make sense to be one. It never does. That's the whole point.”
—Regina Doman, Fairy Tales Retold

“Remember this. Had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.”
—C.H. Spurgeon

“Who, being loved, is poor?”
—Oscar Wilde

“I’m like kryptonite to men. Kryptonite dipped in cellulite.”
The Decoy Bride

“It’s so overt, it’s covert.”
—Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
—Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“My first girlfriend turned into the moon.”
“That’s rough, buddy.”
Avatar the Last Airbender

“If Eve hadn’t eaten the apple, would we all have had symmetrical features and great bone structure? Or would we just not have cared?”
—Audrey Assad

“Something’s terribly amiss. I’ve been putting two and two together ever since I woke up in the bath and I keep getting five.”
—Diana Wynne Jones, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci

“It’s a matter of professional integrity! No woman wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not.”
—Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes

“The ol’ gun in the rabbit trick and I fell for it.”
Maxwell Smart, Get Smart

“Are you calling me a liar?”
“No, I'm calling you an optimist. Which is basically the same thing.”
Avatar: The Last Airbender

“Pathetic as they may be...I still prefer to side with the underdogs.”
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

“Listen guys, if it comes down to it just leave me behind.”
“Rodger that!”
“Nng! You could at least PRETEND that you're willing to die by my side!”
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
—Unknown

“The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never be sure whether they are reliable or not.”
—Abraham Lincoln

“When tiger eyes begin making you blush and when diamonds boast that they can’t be crushed, let them go ‘cause dreams don’t turn to dust.”
—Owl City

“Here we toil and we till the hard earth, where even the warm times with friend and kin are lonely because we know they won't last long enough to quiet the ache. Our sadness points to Home the way hunger points to the feast, the way the light of the cratered moon is always facing the sun, always pointing to where the dawn will come like a pillar of fire when this rock we walk on turns again to burning day. All over the quiet plains and the cold stone cities full of dying and shame the promise is not drowned out by the weeping; it is declared by it.”
—Andrew Peterson

“Such is the benefit from my confessions, not of what I have been, but of what I am, that I may confess this not only before you in secret exultation with trembling and in secret sorrow with hope, but also in the ears of believing sons of men, partakers of my joy and sharers in my mortality, my fellow citizens and pilgrims with me, those who go before me and those who follow me, and those who are companions on my journey...”
—St. Augustine, Confessions

“Frying pans! Who knew, right?”
Tangled

God makes all things possible, not easy.
—Unknown

“To love God is not to love life less, but to grasp it with a surer hand, a more sensitive one. With God at the center of our life and vision, we can see more clearly what is good and beautiful in all the rest of life. With God at the center, we are most surely what we are really meant to be.”
—J. Ellsworth Kalas, The Ten Commandmants from the BackSide

“I’ve had to come to terms with the fact, that since God loves me, he won’t let me be completely happy with anything other than Himself.”
—Mike Donehey

“These many years of waiting will only be a sentence in the story. This long day will come to an end, and I believe it will end in glory, when we will shine like suns and stride the green hills with those we love and the One who loves.”
—Andrew Peterson

“We’re not striving to be accepted. We’re striving to believe that we’ve already been accepted.”
—Mike Donehey

“You are not just the sum of your choices. You are the sum of the choices Jesus made for you.”
—Mike Donehey




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