— Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
„There were certain qualities you possessed carelessly. And you couldn't retrieve them when they were gone. The very act of caring made them impossible to regain.“
— Ann Brashares, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
„And before the stars were born.
The greatest gift you can offer anyone is their complete freedom.
Freedom to love, to laugh, to cry, to feel scared, angry, insecure, full of doubt or full of joy.
To hold them in that safe and sacred space.
You don't exist to make anyone else happy.
But you can be present.
Present to their unhappiness, their excitement.
Present to the life that moves in them.
And you can invite them to a deeper Happiness.
The Happiness of Being itself.
The Happiness that holds them exactly as they are.
The way you hold them now.
The way the ground holds the flowers, the trees, the great mountain ranges.
The way you were held as a little one.
And before the stars were born.“
— Джефф Фостер American basketball player 1977
„Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.“
— Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993
„I was aware now, as ever, that between all people there were First Times You See Them and Last Times you See Them.“
— Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics
— Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
— Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
— Ian Stewart, The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World