"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
— Neil Gaiman
"When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a person."
— Joss Whedon
"The scariest thing about the world is knowing it goes on when you’re not there."
in case you ever foolishly forget
"‘Success’ is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."
— Johnny Cash
"At a certain point, I just have to try not to think too much about certain things, or else they’ll break my heart."
— Jonathan Franzen
"And I can’t be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight."
— J.D. Salinger
"Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been."
— Kurt Vonnegut