"Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living."
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
As Estha stirred the thick jam he thought Two Thoughts and the Two Thoughts he thought were these: a) Anything can happen to anyone. and b) It is best to be prepared."
—Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
"In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."
—Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank
"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet."
—L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
"One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
—Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices