just a collection of some of my all-time favorite quotes:

“’You see,’ she continued, again breathless after a draught. ‘People over there have style. Nobody has style here. I mean the boys here aren’t really worth dressing up for or doing sensational things for. Don’t you know?’” – “The Jelly-Bean” F. Scott Fitzgerald

“But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” – John 21:25

“’Listen, I don’t care what you say about my race, creed, or religion, Fatty, but don’t tell me I’m not sensitive to beauty. That’s my Achilles’ heel, and don’t you forget it. To me, everything is beautiful. Show me a pink sunset and I’m limp, by God. Anything. ‘Peter Pan.’ Even before the curtain goes up at ‘Peter Pan,’ I’m a goddam puddle of tears.” – Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger

“’You either take to somebody or you don’t. If you do, then you do all the talking and nobody can even get a word in edgewise. If you don’t like somebody—which is most of the time—then you just sit around like death itself and let the person talk themselves into a hole. I’ve seen you do it.’” – Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger

“’For surely, the whole of time from childhood to old age would be short when compared with all time.’ ‘Rather, it’s nothing at all,’ he said.” – The Republic of Plato Book X

“No thing stays like itself: all things change place; nature makes everything turn into something else.” – Lucretius The Nature of Things Book V

“So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24

“It was a dark afternoon, threatening rain and the end of the world, and done in that particularly gloomy gray in which only New York afternoons indulge.” – “O Russet Witch” F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.” – A Simple Path, Mother Theresa

“May no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history, so that by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout all the world.” – Pope Benedict XVI, World Youth Day Prayer Vigil, Madrid, Spain, August 20, 2011

“If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not  — nothing else matters.” – Jaroslav Pelikan

“As for the roses, you could not help feeling they understood that roses are the only flowers that impress people at garden-parties; the only flowers that everybody is certain of knowing.” – “The Garden Party” Katherine Mansfield

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.” – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“People disappears, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away.” – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Each moment can be the auspicious ‘today’ of our conversion. Each day can be the salvific ‘today’ because salvation is a continuous story for the Church and for each of Christ’s disciples. This is the Christian meaning of ‘carpe diem’; seize the day that God calls on you to offer you salvation.” – Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus Address, St. Peter’s Square, January, 27, 2013

“I am supposed to be having the time of my life.” – Sylvia Path

“I fell in love the way you fall sleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – The Fault In Our Stars, John Green