"So you get less shy about how hard you have to try. And you don’t bother hiding your Kotter tapes. Sure, they expose some of my appalling deficiencies. But my appalling deficiencies are all I have to offer. Is there such a thing as romantic love that does not depend on someone embracing my deficiencies? I hope I will never find out."
— Rob Sheffield, Turn Around Bright Eyes
"That’s not your real name.”
“Does it matter?”
“Well, it makes me wonder what else isn’t real.”
“That’s because you’re a writer’, she says. “That’s because you make things up for a living.”
“And’ — she shrugs — ‘I’ve noticed that writers tend to worry about things like that."
— Clay and Rain, Imperial Bedrooms
"People aren’t chocolates. Do you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard coated bastards with bastard filling."
— Dr. Perry Cox (Scrubs)
"We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are."
— Sirius Black, H.P. and The Order of the Phoenix
"It is not the foes who curse you to your face that you must fear, but those who smile when you are looking and sharpen their knives when you turn your back."
— Melisandre, A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin