"Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you."
— John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal."
— Napoleon Hill
"May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in."
— Mother Teresa
"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained"
— C.S. Lewis
"A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart."
— Leo Buscaglia