Lily Gray

46 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In YA Literature

1. “You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it too, and that’s what scares you the most.”
—Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

2. “Because sometimes chance and circumstance can seem like the most appalling injustice, but we just have to adapt. That’s all we can do.”
—Gavin Extence, The Universe Versus Alex Woods

3. “I can’t seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good.”
—John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

4. “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
―Christopher Paolini, Eragon

5. “Because Margo knows the secret of leaving, the secret I have only just now learned; leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots.”
—John Green, Paper Towns

6. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
―J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

7. “I’m done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.”
—Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

8. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
—Veronica Roth, Divergent

9. “The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
—Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

10. “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
—Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

11. “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”
—Natalie Babbit, Tuck Everlasting

12. “Just because we’ve been … dealt a certain hand … it doesn’t mean that we can’t choose to rise above — to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted.”
—Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

13. “Some walks you have to take alone.”
—Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

14. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”
—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

15. “We believe in the wrong things. That’s what frustrates me the most. Not the lack of belief, but the belief in the wrong things. You want meaning? Well, the meanings are out there. We’re just so damn good at reading them wrong.”
—Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

16. “Why would you be given wings if you weren’t meant to fly?”
—Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

17. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

18. “It’s just that…I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is.”
—Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

19. “The universe is bigger than anything that can fit into your mind.”
—Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

20. “I try to think about how it all works. At school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.”
—Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

21. “Things were rough all over but it was better that way. That way, you could tell the other guy was human too.”
—S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

22. “What if evil doesn’t really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?”
—Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

23. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

24. “It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
—Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

25. “I can tell you that the end of a life is the sum of the love that was lived in it, that whatever you think you have sworn, being here at the end of Jem’s life is not what is important. It was being here for every other moment.”
—Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

26. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
—Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time

27. “Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it”
—Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

28. “People never really died. They only went on to a better place, to wait a while for their loved ones to join them. And then once more they went back to the world, in the same way they had arrived the first time around.”
―V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

29. “Goodbye, I say, goodbye, as I disappear little by little into the middle of the middle of my own spectacular now.”
—Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

30. “But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way…Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”
—Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

31. “The words were on their way, and when they arrived, she would hold them in her hands like clouds, and she would ring them out like the rain.”
—Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

32. “Child, no one is ever ready for anything. I would never doom you to that. What sort of adventureless life would that be?”
—Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

33. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

34. “Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
―Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

35. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
—David Levithan, Every Day

36. “Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you’ll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.”
―Amy Plum, After the End

37. “Just as a river by night shines with the reflected light of the moon, so too do you shine with the light of your family, your people, and your God. So you are never far from home, never alone, wherever you go.”
—Karen Cushman, Catherine Called Birdy

38. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
—John Green, Looking for Alaska

39. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
—George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

40. “I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”
—Lauren Oliver, Delirium

41. “We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.”
—Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

42. “It’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered—so many locks not enough keys.”
―Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

43. “On that cold night in January it all slipped into place for me and she became my everything and my everyone. My music, my sun, my words, my logic, my confusion, my flaw.”
—Julie Murphy, Side Effects May Vary

44. “Hope? Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone

45. “[She] had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child.”
—Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

46. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

Lily: You don’t think I can fight because I’m a girl.

James: I don’t think you can fight because you’re wearing a wedding dress. For what it’s worth I don’t think Sirius could fight in that dress either.

Sirius: Perhaps not, but I would make a radiant bride.

things i love in blue lily, lily blue

–ronan showing up unexpectedly to adam’s court hearing with his tie tied correctly for once, and his shirt tucked in.

–greenmantle telling his girlfriend that he would always love himself first and she’d always come in second, and her reply: “samesies”

–gansey coughing or some shit in the cave to cover the sound of his hairs standing up on his neck and his testicles retreating

–adam and blue and noah driving along having a fight – when blue turns on the radio to lighten the mood and the murder squash song comes on, and that is how we find out that ronan lynch has made a mixtape for adam

–all of ronan and adam’s private adventures:
-to the barns, where adam learns that ronan is also lonesome (a surprise), attentive to detail (surprise), passionate about making the impossible possible (at this point adam is like “i don’t even know him, but WOW!!1!”) and then they sit really close to each other against a sleeping cow and adam knows ronan is looking at him. and he is simultaneously ready to BRAG ABOUT IT/convinced it’s not real.
-to get toiletries for gwenllian, just casually strolling through the store together with adam pushing a cart like a regular human – ronan trying desperately to look cool/make adam laugh, and adam essentially ignoring the shit out of him
-the shopping cart scene where it’s just obvious that this is a common occurrence, and adam doesn’t even hesitate to get in the cart, probably because he knows in a few moments he’ll get to see pure happiness on ronan’s face when they crash
-the scene in the church when they decide to dream up a web to trap greenmantle in, and adam is just laying on a pew thinking about how gloriously ronan fits this church, and then they simultaneously realize they’re staring at each other.
-like two minutes later in the church when ronan lays down on a pew with his eyes closed, adam starts staring again, and ronan instinctively knows this and tells him to stop looking at him without even opening his eyes.

–when blue looks for tea to serve to the gray man and spends a few minutes searching for one that is more likely to promote sanguinity than loose stools.

–henry cheng’s top priority of having incredibly tall spiked hair even while standing for hours in the misty morning.

–gansey’s immediate recognition of/admiration for henry’s priorities being in the right order.

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^^ And, last but not least, the Exceeds:

the eldest curses is like the best package deal ever. centered around magnus and alec? check. fav characters possibly swearing? check. helen and falling in love and having prominent page time? check. tessa gray in the spiral labyrinth? check. malec touring the world on vacation? check. two books about the lightwood-bane family? check. dad alec and papa magnus? check. adorable max and rafe? check. lily and maia appearing more often in the last two books? check. possible malec wedding? check check check.

“You can’t put on a smiling face… Unless your belly is full! ”

A color collab with the awesome manga colorists! ❤
@oldfriend7876 colored Lucy and Mavis (as well as some details on the table)
@thatsvicchan colored Juvia and Gajeel (plus the table and some details on it)
@pennytf colored Gray and Carla (plus the background)
@elieglory3173 colored Natsu and Wendy (also some details on the table)
• and i colored Erza and Lily and Happy (also some table details )
I really had so much fun coloring with all of you ❤

Things Said In My Household but with Fairy Tail Pt.5
  • Erza: Movie time!!
  • Natsu: *groan*
  • Gajeel: What movie are we watching?
  • Erza: well, It's about you, Gray, and Natsu.
  • Gray: There's a movie about us?
  • Erza: *inserts The Three Stooges*
  • __
  • Wendy: Gajeel sing! :D
  • Natsu: Wendy No.
  • Gray: oh god no.
  • Gajeel: Well *fixes imaginary tie* if you insist
  • Gajeel: *opens mouth*
  • Wendy: You can stop now.
  • ___
  • Natsu: Guys..
  • Gray: What is it this time?
  • Natsu: Lucy's mad at me.
  • Gajeel: oh jeez what did you do this time?
  • Natsu: I DONT KNOW. WE WERE AT THE MALL AND EATING AND SAID HOW SHE LIKED TO EAT A LOT AND--
  • Gajeel: stop. you gone and fuck up right there.
  • _____
  • Gajeel: *singing in the shower*
  • Gray: wait a minute i recognize that song anywhere...
  • Gajeel: BABY YOU LIGHT UP MY WORLD LIKE NOBODY ELSE.
  • Gray: ...
  • ____
  • *It Was The Annual Spring Cleaning*
  • *Insert novela tv opening*
  • Gray: *dancing with the broom* mi corazon.
  • Gajeel: *laughing his ass out*
  • Natsu: He's not gay. He's not gay. He's.. so fucking gay
  • ____
  • Levy: Hey Gajeel.
  • Gajeel: Yeah?
  • Levy: Have i ever said how calm your family is?
  • Gajeel: No?
  • Levy: Good because then I'd lying.
  • *insert yelling about poptarts downstairs*
  • ____
  • *At The Park*
  • Natsu: It's so normal..
  • Gray: Yup. *eats an ice cream*
  • Gajeel: *puts his cat on the swings and swings Lily*
  • Natsu&Gray: .....
  • Natsu: Nevermind.
  • ____
  • *After The Park Going Home*
  • Gajeel: WHAT DO YOU MEAN? OF COURSE IT'S NORMAL TO SWING A CAT ON A SWING.
  • Natsu: *rolls his eyes*
  • Gray: Alright if you say so.
  • *They get off and enter the house *
  • Erza: Hey guys welcome back.
  • Erza: .
  • Erza: Where's Wendy?
  • AllThree: HOLY SHIT.
  • ___
  • Wendy: *sits on the swing*
  • Woman: where's your parents?
  • Wendy: Probably just remembering about my existence . *smiles and swings*
  • Woman: *walks away quickly*
  • Wendy: *continues swinging*
  • ___
  • Gray: IM HOME! *enters the house only to hear giggling*
  • Erza: And this is Gray when he was only 2. His ass is probably still the same color.
  • Juvia: *giggling*
  • Gray: erza why..
  • Erza: Oh hey Gray. Just showing Juvia your baby pictures.
  • Gray: ...erza why..
  • ___
  • Erza: GUYS GUESS WHAT!
  • Gajeel: What?
  • Erza: IM GOING ON A SECOND DATE WITH JELLAL.
  • Natsu: Really? Thats great! Someone actually likes you!
  • Gray: ohhhhhh burn!
  • Erza: *goes into the kitchen*
  • Gray: what is she..
  • Erza: *comes back outside eating the last poptart*
  • Natsu: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  • Gray: NO WHY.
  • Gajeel: beyond cruel..
  • ____
  • Lucy: Hey Gray.
  • Gray: Hey sister in law
  • Lucy: S-sister in law?!
  • Gray: Wait natsu hasnt asked? Oh nvm forget what i said.
  • Lucy: WHAT?!
  • ___
  • Natsu: GRAY, WHAT DID YOU TELL LUCY.
  • Gray: IT WAS GAJEELS IDEA
  • ___
  • Gajeel: *screaming* THERE'S A FUCKING SPIDER ON THE WALL.
  • Gray: AW HELL NO *runs out the house*
  • Natsu: NO NO NO NOPE. *walks the opposite direction*
  • Gajeel: SOMEONE HAS TO FUCKING KILL IT.
  • Wendy: *puts a cup over it with paper under* Loooooooook gajeel. *gets closer*
  • Gajeel: NO GET RID OF IT. *defending self with a pillow*
  • Erza: Oh my fucking god, it's just a fucking spider.
  • _____
  • Gajeel: I cant believe you actually let her keep the damn spider.
  • Wendy: *in the backround smiling*
  • Natsu: Erza, It's either us or the spider.
  • Erza: Spider.
  • Gray: erza think about what you're doing.
  • Erza: spider.
  • Gajeel: fuCK.
  • ___
  • Wendy: Guys i lost the spider...
  • Gray: well lets find it so i can kill it.
  • Wendy: T-T
  • Gray: *spider on his back*
  • Wendy: uh..
  • Gray: well dont just stand there.
  • Wendy: But the--
  • Gray: WENDY, what can possible be the matter?
  • Natsu: DONT WORRY GRAY ILL SAVE YOU *comes from behind with a frying pan*
  • ___
  • Part 6? : D
  • <strike> did i forget to mention the spider's name was Clarence? </strike>