it was so hard to pick my favorite quotes

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         day 4: favorite quote(s)

          i’ve told you my stories for years now. some have been about coming of age. some have been about coming undone. this is a story about coming into your own, and as a result… coming alive.

I personally don’t think grand gestures are actually romantic. The most romantic moments of my life have been so subtle and small. A snowstorm breakfast, a walk, an accidental meeting. Whenever you start planning these grand things – I’m gonna pick the great flower from the top of Mt. Everest – you’re already losing. You’re trying too hard.
—  Ethan Hawke
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get to know me meme [2/30 male characters]: Shawn Hunter

“I don’t know. I don’t really know anything. I’m just cute and fun to watch.”

My favorite Spring Break Quote:
*two men’s eights are rowing side by side doing steady state while coach yells critiques from the launch*

Coach (to one of the younger varsity guys): Sit up straighter, hard on the blade, and push goddammit!
*guy does as he was told and the boat picks up*
Coach: Yes! Yes! It’s like a different rower possessed your body. He was from the sixties. I saw the handlebar mustache. He entered through the ear.

By this point both boats are laughing so hard that timing went out the window and a novice crabbed. Coach just laughed and told us to get back into it.

thestateofardadreaming  asked:

What is your favorite Jeresa moment?

OH GOD THIS IS HARD.

ok so it’s really hard to pick one.. if you ask me about my favourite episode i will always answer 2x06. 

ok so: can i just say why i love them so much and pick some scenes?

* kiss.

He’s so soft in this scene for her and she was so scared but the second she sees him she knows she’s okay. and im just freaking in love with hugs (which is a parallel to my bellarke) and im in love with ‘it’s okay, you’re safe, i’m here’ quote (which is parallel to my klaroline). so this scene is for sure one of my fav, even tho it’s fake.

* next one.

ok i just have really soft spot for that one because it’s one of the scenes that got me like “oh my god hes freaking in love with her”. he was ready to die for her, he was ready to do everything to make sure she’s going to get out of it alive. HE was the one who in the past was ready to leave behind all his partners just to survive and then everything has changed because of her. He was the one saying “we’re in this together” so when he says “we’re not, YOU are” she says “WE can do this”. because they’re in this together.

* ok another one.  “Why did you turn around?” and “You didn’t leave me behind”. I love this two because it shows the development between them. He told her to leave him behind and she still risked her life and went after him and couldn’t leave him.

* another one. since the “why did you turn around” scene they started risking their lives for each other. remember when james gave up and told her to run and leave him behind?

and remember when she didn’t and they had fight why she came back for him? obv she had to come back for him.

* but i think my fucking favourite scenes are the ones between james/smb else about teresa.

remember when james defended teresa when this dude called her his piece of ass? (really i do love when james is saying ‘fuck’ kk)

HES!!! READY!!! TO BET HIS LIFE!!! ON HER!!! HE TRUSTS HER THAT MUCH!!!

this scene is freaking incredible because while a lot of things in 2x06 are fake this is real scene. this is a scene where james yells at teresa’s bf that he doesnt deserve her. and whats even better when he asks “do you?” he has no idea what to answer. because in his mind she doesnt deserve this life (and hes part of it), he never wanted that for her and this is why he hates quero so much because he put her in this life.

u know i love 2x06 right? remember that time when guero went off “whos the one trying to steal smb’s else woman?” and when james only said “you fucking child” instead of idn saying “i dont have feelings for her”.

ok s2b might be overall a TRASH but this scene will be forever gold ok. james will always be better option than guero because james doesn’t want teresa to live this life and guero is the one who is the reason she has to.

not all gifs are mine but you know we have 5 ppl in fandom so u can i guess even figure out to who belong the gifs.

also i wanted to say im sorry is so long but im actually not because i hope someone will see gifs and decide to watch queen of the south

astridthevalkyrie  asked:

I don't think you've done this, so one favorite quote from each of the riders? Thanks :)

Sure! I love quotes! :D It’s hard for me to pick a number one favorite quote for everyone, but here are some that I enjoy!

Hiccup #1: We are the voice of peace and, bit by bit, we will change this world. (How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Hiccup #2: Gobber, take off your pants! (Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon)
Astrid: I’m going to take your helmet and shove it up your dirty little- (Cast Out)
Snotlout #1: Slarburg! Slarburg! Nork nork nork! (A View to a Skrill)
Snotlout #2: You broke my heart, Thor. You broke it right in two. (Big Man on Berk)
Snotlout #3: Why read words when you can just kill the stuff the words tell you stuff about? (How to Train Your Dragon)
Ruffnut: No. You wish I was your sister. You think I’d be dragging your monkey butt all over the jungle risking your life if my brother weren’t the most important thing in the world to me? (Bad Moon Rising)
Tuffnut: That’s my sister out there, Astrid. And if this goes wrong and we don’t save her… I couldn’t live with myself. (Edge of Disaster)
Fishlegs: Speed eight, armor sixteen. Plus eleven stealth times two. Firepower fifteen. Attack eight, venom twelve. Jaw strength eight.
Dagur: That stuff can kill you from the inside, Hiccup. Revenge, anger, obsession… trust me, I know. It can make you do things you never thought you were capable of, cause you to take chances, make mistakes.  if that doesn’t end you, it’ll eat away at you slowly. (Enemy of My Enemy)

I also highly enjoy the insults Hiccup and Snotlout share in Thawfest, the things Snotlout says when he’s arguing with Hiccup in Defiant One, and some of the ridiculous things that come out of Tuffnut’s mouth throughout RTTE.

Preference: Their Yearbook Quotes.

a/n: this is of course assuming that they all stay in school. c: also some of these aren’t so good but some of these boys really had me stuck. It was hard enough picking my own yearbook quote last year ;P


Darry:
Darry knew he was lucky because a lot of his friends didn’t have two parents or parents that treated them right. He knew that without his parents he wouldn’t have been able to get through high school and do all he did so he kept it simple for his yearbook quote.

“I love you mom and dad. Thank you for taking good care of me.”

Sodapop:
Sodapop used a a quote from something Ponyboy wrote when he was little. In the third grade Ponyboy had to write an essay about someone that inspired him and he wrote about Sodapop. That always meant a lot to Sodapop so he used one of his favorite lines from that essay.

“There are a lot of things that inspire me about my brother Sodapop. He’s always kind and happy and he loves everybody. But what I love most about him is how hard he works for the things he wants. I know school is hard for him but he tries his best anyways and even though he doesn’t think it will happen, I can’t wait to see him graduate.”
-Ponyboy Curtis

Ponyboy:
Ponyboy’s quote is an obvious pick but he only had one thing in mind when it came time to pick his quote.

“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”
-Robert Frost

Two-Bit:
Two-Bit wanted to leave one more piece of his joker legacy at the school so his original pick was “Goodbye teachers, goodbye class, high school you can kiss my ass.” but that was quickly shut down. He was annoyed and so he told Ponyboy to pick something for him. Ponyboy took a while to find what he thought was the perfect quote and Two-Bit loved it.

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney**

Dally:
Dally refuses to pick one. He really doesn’t care but since everybody has to have one with their picture the policy is that they pick one from Winnie the Pooh books***. He was absolutely pissed when he found this out but it was to late to submit one. He threatened to kick the crap out of the entire yearbook committee (earning him detention for a week). When he saw the quote he told everyone he hated it but he didn’t mind so much what it said, he just hate that the guys were teasing him about where it came from.

“We didn’t know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

Steve:
Steve chose a song lyric for his. It was one of his favorites and it for him well.

“Gotta do some livin’, got the wanderlust. Better clear the highway ‘cause I’m gonna move some dust. Oh I got wheels, wheels on my heels. And I gotta keep rollin’, rolling along.”

-Elvis Presley

Johnny:
Johnny always loved music. He was always intrigued in how it could reach so many people and how lyrics could mean different things to different people so he picked some lyrics that meant something to him.

“Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you. Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you. The vagabond who’s rapping at your door. Is standing in the clothes that you once wore. Strike another match, go start a new. And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.”

-Bob Dylan


**I read that this wasn’t actually a Walt Disney quote but it worked so we’re going with it. :P

***My high school’s policy that anyone that didn’t submit a quote had their’s picked from Winnie the Pooh so this is a real thing.

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“I have thought of one hundred reasons why you should come back. To fight the shape-shifters, to take care of Walter, to save the world. But in the end… you have to come back. Because you belong with me.”

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I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you’re crying because I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all.

It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me. But the only way they win is if your tears turn to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.

If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.

Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in the hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of me… and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep walking in the sunlight. 

Forever on your side, Taylor.

anonymous asked:

Chris.. do you mind reminding me that I am a good person and the universe is for me, not against me? I'm going through probably the most painful and hard experience I've ever had in my life and it's getting harder and harder to pick myself up off the floor :(

Hey beautiful. These last few days I literally cried doing everything I was doing because I fell so, so far back into a rut that I thought I was very far out of but it hit me hard, randomly.

It happens.

You’re human– struggle is inevitable, but they’re not really struggles…just growth, even when it’s painful, even when it’s hard…

Some of my favorite quotes about the universe:

“I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter choc chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg and purrs and tries to convince me to give her a tiny bit. When I do not give in she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping so sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dogs. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe witholds it from me, I hope the universe is thinking to herself: “Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt her.” – Blythe Baird

“Your faith in the universe must be stronger than your fear of not getting what you want.” - Jen Sincero

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi

“It’s not about getting over and letting go. It’s about honoring what happened. You met a person who awoke something in you. A fire ignited. The work is to be grateful. Grateful every day that someone crossed your path and left a mark on you.” – Miriam Johnson, from a NY Times article

“Trust the journey, even when you don’t understand it.”

I love you anon. hang in there!!!! :)

Introducing 31 Days of #quietYA

It’s pretty hard to keep this blog’s queue stocked because the very nature of underrated books is that there isn’t a lot of coverage about them. Finding quotes and edits and photos is hard because so many of y’all haven’t read them and I don’t have enough hours in a day to create them on my own.

So I decided to pull in some experts to talk about their favorite underrated YA books for the holiday season - YA authors. Every day this month, I’ll be sharing a small guest post from a YA author in which they talk about their personal favorite reads you may not have picked up yet. Some of the authors we have are authors you probably haven’t heard of while others may be your favorites - I wanted to make sure y’all had a good variety to look through.

I’m scheduling the posts to go up at 10 am EST/7 am PST each day and there’ll be links to everything for you to learn more. I’ll also tag every post with #31 days of quietYA so you can find them easily for future reference.

Get ready to stock up your wish lists and gift card spending lists!

Day 1: Mareth Griffith

Day 2: Sarah Glenn Marsh

Day 3: Destiny Soria

Day 4: Helene Dunbar

Day 5: Lee T. Blauersouth

Day 6: Gwen C. Katz

Day 7: Claire Kann

Day 8: Joyce Chng

Day 9: S.F. Henson

Day 10: Heather Smith Meloche

Day 11: Erin Brown

Day 12: Julia Ember

Day 13: Alice Nuttall

Day 14: Paulina Ulrich

Day 15: S. Usher Evans

Day 16: Lauren Karcz

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Q&A Spotlight: Adam J. Kurtz

We have been inspired by the go-gettingness and productivity of this endlessly witty and insightful fellow known as Adam J. Kurtz whose book journals help keep us on track, motivated, and well . . constantly smiling!   In 2016, he was named one of PRINT Magazine’s “15 Under 30” New Visual Artists, and his first publication –1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion– has been translated into fifteen languages!  

We recently caught up with Adam to learn about how he came up with some of his massively popular book journals including his latest one– Pick Me Up – and about his recent in-store events at Vans retail shops in Boston, New York, and Wilmington.  Not only will you be inspired by his publications, but also by his personality, charm, and experiences in this Q&A. 

Photo credit: Ty Crawford | Images courtesy of the artist

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anonymous asked:

What's your favorite quote?

This is so hard considering I literally have 200+ notes in my phone of quotes, but I’ll go through and pick some faves :)

“If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.”

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or even a year. But eventually it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever.“

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

“Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.”

“I believe in the gift of pain. I believe that loss deepens us. I am grateful for God’s graciousness toward me that he would teach me these things. As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve found a new gratitude, & it’s gratitude for the way God has redeemed darkness & pain, for the way he brings something beautiful out of something horrible.”

“It’s amazing how you can get so far from where you had planned, and yet find it was exactly where you needed to be.”

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”

“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it.”

“Effort won’t betray you.”

“Everything you are going through is preparing you for everything you asked for.”

“If there was never change, there would be no butterflies.”

“Go as long as you can go … then take another step.”

(I just started crying because these touch me so deeply lol)

“Sometimes life will test you but remember this: When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger.”

“My current situation is not my final destination.”

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”

“Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’”

“I stopped looking for the light. Decided to become it instead.”

“I just hope 
I’ve touched places 
further and deeper, 
past places 
any hands could ever reach.”

“This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can’t know what it’s like to feel holy until you know what it’s like to feel really evil. And you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died.”

“God’s 3 answers to your prayers: 1. Yes. 2. Not yet. 3. I have something better in mind.”

“You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.”

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

“If you want the things that other people don’t have, then you have to do the things that other people don’t do.”

“Remember yourself as a little girl, she is counting on you to protect her.”

“I remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.”

“I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but according to statistics, there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirths, and 42 million hugs occurring today throughout the United States. Also today, there will be at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries, 600 people will get promotions at work, and 3,000 people will lose their virginity. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloons sold, and 800,000 skittles eaten. Plus, the words “I love you” will be said over 9 million times. So again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.”

“Even more important than the medals or the titles that you will win is the person that you become through the process of trying to reach that point. That will stay with you forever.”

“Work until your idols become your competition.”

“Date someone who gives you the same feeling of when you see your food coming at a restaurant.”

“It takes more than two legs to finish this race.”

“Work hard in silence and let your success be your noise.”

“God says ‘The reason why some people have turned against you and walked away from you without reason…has nothing to do with you. It is because I have removed them from your life because they cannot go where I am taking you next. They would only hinder you at the next level because they have already served their purpose in your life. Let them go and keep moving. Greater is coming your way.’”

“I hope you meet someone who wants to experience you and not just see you by their eyes. Someone who doesn’t only want to have sex with you but moves their fingers over your body like trying to find a city on a world map and mark their favourite destinations. Someone who wants to experience you like a masterpiece. Whenever we observe a masterpiece we get the urge to touch it and most of the time we do, involuntarily, because it’s so perfect that we not only want to see it with our eyes and forget its details later on because I read somewhere that every time you recall a memory your brain edits it bit by bit so we long to experience it so that each part which contributes to its perfection stays with us after all how scary it would be to forget how perfect you felt. So I hope someone experiences you like a summer breeze stroking your hair, like the warmth of bonfire on a chilly winter night, like the taste of that traditional homemade dish by a mother for her children who’s taste forever lingers in their mouth. I hope you find someone who justifies in treating you like the perfect art you are.”

“They say running tests the limits of the human heart. But really, it reminds me that I had one all along.”

“We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?”

“For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
So collapse. 
Crumble.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.”

“Someday you will look back and know exactly why it had to happen.”

“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.”

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

“The only reason you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.”

“You must be prepared to work always without applause.”

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

prettylittlesheerio  asked:

4 and 14 please? <33

Ask and you shall receive!

#4: Movie of the year- This one is HARD. I mean in general I’m no good at picking like one favorite in categories like music/movies/tv etc. And I’ve not yet seen The Last Jedi, so that very much could be my answer… however, at this point, I’m going to go with Wonder Woman. Epic and awesome.

#14: Favorite thing I’ve read this year- Hmmmm. Honestly I think my favorite is a whole bunch of little favorites in the form of quotes, which I like to collect… however again I need to narrow this down. Actually, I’m going to say that my favorite thing I read was an article that was posted online; which I discovered while doing research on some medical related issues, it’s entitled “No, You Are Not an Hysterical Female, and This Is Not Just Anxiety,” by Patti Digh, as a blog for the Huff post. This article hits on a huge issue going on right now and I absolutely love the way Patti brings it to light and explains it, and my favorite part is this bit about how a doctor should listen to and respect you as a patient:

“Want to be my doctor?
Listen to me. No, really. Put down the stylus to that irritating little beeping machine you have attached to yourself, and look at me. Listen like I am giving you the secret to the meaning of life, because I am. Mine. And you’ll have to hope someone listens to you so you can get to the meaning of your life someday soon.”

It goes on, and I feel it’s well worth the read. That’s a really random answer, sorry, it’s just kind of the first thing that popped into my head. Here’s the link-
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/9110982

Thanks so much for the ask! What about yourself, same questions?
#reply #tysm
More asks always welcome!

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Day 8: Favorite Hawkeye Moments

Its really hard to narrow down my favorite Hawkeye moments. There are just a lot of favorite moments. I mean there’s 256 episodes to have Hawkeye moments, its hard to pick a few. 

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