Not feeling anything's an attractive option when what you feel sucks.
It never is. People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, «No, this is who I am». You want people to look at you differently? Make them. You want to change things? You're gonna have to go out there and change them yourself because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.
A man unwilling to fight for what he wants deserves what he gets.
You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution for their problem. And everyone refuses to believe a magic.
We all lose our heroes at some point.
Ms. Swan, two people with a common goal can accomplish many things. Two people with a common enemy... Can accomplish even more.
True love isn't easy, but it must be fought for, because once you find it, it can never be replaced.
But I know... I remember... That if you hold on to someone too hard, that doesn't make them love you.
Isn't it funny... The things we haven't thought about in years still have the ability to make us cry?
I guess if true love was easy, we'd all have it.
— How do you do it?
— Do what?
— Live with yourself? Knowing all the bad things you've done.
— Well, you tell yourself you did the right thing. And if you say it often enough, one day you might actually believe it.
But that monster is gone. And the man beneath him may be flawed... But we all are. And I love you for it. Sometimes the best book has the dustiest jacket. And sometimes the best teacup is chipped.
Never underestimate someone who's acting for their child.
She is a woman who's had her heart broken, and that... That can make you do unspeakable things.
— Stories. Stories? What's a story? When you were in high school, did you learn about the civil war?
— Yeah, of course.
— How? Did you read about it, perchance, in a book? How is that any less real than any other book?
— History books are based on history.
— And storybooks are based on what, imagination? Where does that come from? It has to come from somewhere.
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