In three words I can sum everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
I’ve used up all of my sick days so I’m calling in dead.
Girls’ Poker Night by Jill A. Davis
I mean, even if he did call, what the f*ck did he want me to say? “It’s okay that you jerked me around and treated me like sh*t. Now that I’ve received this enormous bouquet of seasonal flowers I am beginning to see you in a different light. Suddenly the past is growing hazy. All the hateful things you did and said have grown distant and hard to recall. So if you want to come by for some coffee or a drink at your convenience I would love to say hello and give you a blowjob!”
It’s My Fucking Birthday by Merrill Markoe
After all, it’s all kinds of things that make up life, right? The big, like falling in love and spending time with your family, and the little like blow drying your hair, applying concealer, and cursing those magazine inserts. It all counts. It has to.
I had to stop my head from taking over my life and learn to take things one day at a time.
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
I am learning that perfection isn’t what matters. In fact it’s the very thing that can destroy you if you let it.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Daddy says the world is a drum, tight and hard, and I told him, “I’m gonna beat to my own rhythm.”
The Drum by Nikki Giovanni
Being young enough not to know what comes next – what comes after cute little animals and a fun day with Spot, when the letters got smaller and the words usually had a double and darker meaning, when you realize that everything can do more than sting. It can burn and sear and make you want to just curl up in a corner and turn off the light.
Feels Like Home by EE Charlton Trujillo
And now I have to stop because every time I remember this I have to cry a little by myself. I don’t know why something that made me so happy then feels so sad now. Maybe that’s the way it is with the best memories.
The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
And it’s hard and it hurts and it takes knowledge you don’t have but will when you’re finished, and you learn that you really are brave and that you really are strong and that you really can survive.
Andrea’s Voice by Doris Smeltzer
All teenagers knew this was true. The process of growing up was nothing more than figuring out what doors hadn’t yet been slammed in your face. For years, her own parents had told her that she could be anything, have anything, do anything. That was why she’d been so eager to grow up, until she got to adolescence and hit a big, fat wall of reality. As it turned out, she couldn’t have anything she wanted. You didn’t get to be pretty or smart or popular just because you wanted it. You didn’t control your own destiny. You were too busy trying to fit in.
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
After all, to the well-organized mind, death is the next great adventure.
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling