I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Book Geek Quote #549

A man once asked me … how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. “Well,” said the man, “I shouldn’t have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing.” I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.

Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human?: Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Book Geek Quote #445

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”

- Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Nobody hopped into a wardrobe to find Narnia; they hopped in, thinking it was just a wardrobe. They didn’t climb up the Faraway Tree, knowing it was a Faraway Tree; they thought it was just a really big tree. Harry Potter thought he was a normal boy; Mary Poppins was supposed to be a regular nanny. It’s the first and only rule. Magic comes when you’re not looking for it
—  Holly Smale, Geek Girl
We all get easily distracted in the first few minutes of the beginning of studying.

1. Create a quick playlist, one that gives you the feels, (update it constantly) and listen to it 5-10 minutes prior to studying. 

2. While listening, think about why studying should be a priority. And visualize the achievements that would come from it.

3. When the playlist is over do a couple of stretches and turn off your phone or set it on silent.  

4. Keep a drink and snack close by. If possible set some light background music to be pumped up. Preferably with no lyrics or any sleep-activating tones.

5. On a sheet of paper or sticky note write down an inspiring quote and set it to your peripheral view so that when you feel like giving up you can just glance at it and keep going. 

                                                   -Confessions from a college girl

She is oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. The same elements that are inside the rest of us, but I can’t help thinking she’s more than that and she’s got other elements going on that no one’s ever heard of, ones that make her stand apart from everybody else.

Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Book Geek Quote #895

I don’t know how many times I’ve connected with certain authors books, and felt like I know them.
If even just a little part.
A little glimpse of who they really are, how they feel about things, how they see life.
I used to think that was a little crazy.
Reading this in John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, has made me feel a little less insane :)
Thank you John Green.