citations part I

I love reading, its a way for me to learn and allow my soul to travel through different times and places. One of my favorite things about reading is writing down quotes that speak to me or make me think deeper about how it relates to my current life. I thought maybe instead of keeping a journal I can share them here on my blog, with you guys and maybe inspire one of you to pick up the or any book for that matter and find some quotes that speak to your soul. 


Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

"I love you, I will never leave you, I will always take care of you"
"let your life be like a snow flake, which leaves a mark but not a stain"
"when you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered a few feet off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trail-head any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and its time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know which direction the sun rises anymore" 
"il bel far niente"- Italian for "the beauty of doing nothing"
"l'arte d"arrangiarsi"- Italian for "the art of making something out of nothing"
"beauty attracts beauty"
"parla come mangi" Italian for "speak the way you eat" or "say it how you eat it"
"why are you so sure that your micromanagement of every moment in this whole world is so essential? why don't you let it be?"
"there are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all though history. How much do you love me? and whose in charge?"
"I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue"
"they say that an oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into the tree. Everybody can see that. But only a few can recognize that there is another force operating here as well- the future tree itself, which wants so badly to exist that it pulls that acorn into being, drawing the seedling forth with longing out of the void, guiding the evolution from nothingness to maturity. In this respect, say the zens, it is the oak tree that creates the very acorn from which it was born."
"in the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. in the end, maybe its wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices."
"we must get our hearts broken sometimes. this is a good sign, having a broken heart. it means we have tried for something."

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

"you don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you."
"omnis cellula e cellula" (dutch?) "all cells come from cells" Every cell is born of a previous cell, which was born of a previous cell. Life comes from life. life begets, life begets, life begets..."
"some infinities are bigger than other infinities…. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for our little infinity."
"it's hard as hell to hold on to your dignity when the risen sun is too bright in your leering eyes."
"...sometimes it seems the universe wants to be noticed."
"the marks humans leave are too often scars."
"grief does not change you. It reveals you."
"as he read, i fell in love the way you fall asleep. slowly, and then all at once."
"you are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!"

***part two will be out eventually, stay tuned.