Some of our loves and attachments are elemental and beyond our choosing, and for that very reason they come spiced with pain and regret and need and hollowness and a feeling as close to anger as I will ever be able to imagine.

People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.

From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct.

The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we’re supposed to.

Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.

Fate loves the fearless.

Maybe our favourite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.

Love doesn’t hurt so I know that I’m not falling in love. I’m just falling to pieces.

Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.