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Bullet Journal Quotes

Since my planner starts July 2016 and ends July 2017 I’ve been using it as a bullet journal for the summer until I start school again next week. I’ve been writing quotes, tips and odd bits of information in the space for each day instead of homework. Now it’s the end of summer I have collected a lot of quotes that I hope you guys might like. They may seem random but they do correspond with what i did or was feeling on the day.

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
“Love is a serious mental disease.”

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

“What we do today is what matters most.”
“To keep the body in good health a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

William Shakespeare 
“The course of true love did run smooth.”

Oscar Wilde
“The books that the world calls immoral are are the books that show the world it’s shame.”
“They’ll tell you that dreams can come true but forget to mention that nightmares are dreams too.”
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

Jane Austen
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

J.R.R Tolkien
“Little by little, one travels far.”

Neil Gaiman
“I like stories where women save themselves.”

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.”

Stephen King
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

William Arthur Ward 
“The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.”

Audrey Hepburn
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Abraham Lincoln
“I will study and get ready and perhaps my chance will come.”

Theodore Roosevelt
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” 

Thomas Jefferson
“Never spend money before you have it.”

Thomas Edison
“I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.”

Nelson Mandela
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Salvador Dali
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

Winnie the Pooh
“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

Morticia Addams (Addams Family Values)
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
“The souffle isn’t the souffle - the souffle is in the recipe.”

The Doctor (Doctor who, Series 2, Episode 3: Tooth and Claw)
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world.”

Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal, Series 2, Episode 4: Takiawase)  
“I’ve always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror that this world has to offer.”

Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Movie)
“We’ve all got both light and darkness inside of us. What matters is the part we choose o act on, that’s who we really are.”

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
“Harley Quinn, nice to meetcha. Love your perfume. What is that: the stench of death?” 

Welcome to the Night Vale (twitter)
“Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.”

a play of words (evan hansen x reader) // part 3

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4

Summary:  After the actual ending of “Dear Evan Hansen”. You’re at a community college and Evan is one of your classmates. People found out about him lying about Connor and start teasing him about this. (Third part! As always, enjoy it!)

Words: 1058

Warnings: fluff, cheesy, kitsch (do you guys say that word? kitsch? we use it all the time in germany, so)

Tags: @ohwowstydia (if you’d also like to be tagged in my posts, just let me know!! ♥♥)

There are moments in our lives, that are like any other. The moment you met Evan, however, was not a moment like any other. It was not even a huge moment, that they show in every teenage movie. It was just a moment. One to change both of your lives and understanding things you have never understood before.

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17 Films That Will Make You Feel All the Feels This Valentine's Day

I think we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is the absolute worst. If you are single, it makes you feel like shit about your single status and if you are in a relationship, it puts too much pressure on you and your partner to have a perfect romantic evening.

BUT…Valentine’s Day can be a fantastic excuse to binge on loads of dark chocolate/ice cream/soft red wine, snuggle up with your best friends and watch all your favorite romantic movies. Be sure to alternate between movies that are pure feel-good fluff and movies that rip your heart out and leave you ugly crying and reaching for the nearest box of tissues. 

Check out the following list of some of my favorite romantic movies and start planning a Galentine’s Day that would make Leslie Knope proud!

1. Amélie (2001)

The highest-grossing French film to hit America, Amélie is about a shy and thoughtful girl (Audrey Tautou) who loves finding creative ways to bring happiness to others. When she falls in love with a mysterious man (Mathieu Kassovitz) on the subway, Amélie devises a plan to lead him to her. Along the way, she must decide if she is ready to take the risk and truly open herself up to finding her own happiness.

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Reasons to Watch: EVERYTHING. The beautiful colors. The score by Yann Tiersen. The traveling gnome. The first five minutes. Audrey Tautou.

2. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

This Oscar-nominated film addresses issues of mental illness and past failures in a way that is humanizing and relatable. After a brief period in a mental hospital, Pat (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents until he can get his life in check. Along the way, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a younger woman with a dark past of her own.

Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Reasons to Watch: The chemistry between Bradley and JLaw. The dance sequences (I literally cried during the final dance recital scene). The feel good ending.

3. Love, Rosie (2014)

Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends since they were kids. As they get older, the terms of their friendship become more complicated and their bond is tested in more ways than one (unplanned pregnancies, moves across oceans, cheating spouses, missed opportunities). The film focuses on the twelve years between Rosie’s 18th birthday and the night of Alex’s wedding to Bethany (Suki Waterhouse). Love, Rosie is a very cute chick-flick that will pull at your heartstrings and leave you with lots of feelings. 

Directed by: Christian Ditter
Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Jaime Winstone, Christian Cooke, Suki Waterhouse
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Reasons to Watch: The chemistry between Lily and Sam is ON POINT. Sam Claflin’s dimples, dance moves and British accent. The soundtrack. Jaime Winstone as Rosie’s other best friend, Ruby. The cinematography. SAM CLAFLIN & LILY COLLINS PERIOD END OF STORY.

4. Stuck in Love (2012)

While I could do without the plot holes and a few rather annoying characters, Stuck in Love is a cute romantic comedy about the various members of the Borgens family and their messy love lives. Bill (Greg Kinnear) is a moderately famous author who is sleeping around with Tricia (Kristen Bell), but is still hung up on his ex-wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly). High school student and hopeless romantic Rusty (Nat Wolff) is infatuated with Kate (Liana Liberato), a beautiful but damaged girl in his English class. Samantha (Lily Collins) is a promiscuous college student and recently published writer who begins to change her skeptical outlook on love when she begins to fall for Louis (Logan Lerman).

Directed by: Josh Boone
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Nat Wolff, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman and Liana Liberato
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
Reasons to Watch: Nat Wolff as the sweet stoner who loves Stephen King and writing poetry. The scene when Louis (Logan Lerman) plays his favorite Elliott Smith song for Samantha (Lily Collins). The memorable quotes about writing and the writing process.

5. Before Sunrise (1995)

Before Sunrise is the story of a young man (Ethan Hawke) and woman (Julie Deply) who meet on a train while traveling in Europe and end up spending a romantic evening together in Vienna.  The film is full of thoughtful dialogue and showcases the magic of chance meetings and life’s spontaneous events.  If you like this film, make sure you watch its sequels, Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2012). 

Directed by: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Reasons to Watch: The screenplay. The dialogue. The simplicity. 

6. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan)  meet through a mutual friend when they both decide to move to NYC after graduating from the University of Chicago. Years pass and the two gradually progress from hostile acquaintances to intimate friends. As they become closer, they are constantly confronted with the question: “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”

Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Reasons to Watch: Nora Ephron’s script. The ending which will forever ruin your expectations for New Year’s Eve. The couple interviews inserted throughout the movie. It’s a classic rom-com, you’ve gotta watch it. 

7. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Lucy (Sandra Bullock) is a ticket collector at a railway station in Chicago with a big time crush on a stranger named Peter (Peter Gallagher). When Peter gets caught in the railroad tracks and sent to the hospital, Lucy pretends to be his fiancé, which fools everyone in his family except his scruffy brother, Jack (Bill Pullman). 

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Reasons to Watch: Bill Pullman as the laid-back man’s man in a plaid shirt with a heart of gold. Cuteness overload with a side of heavy fluff. The scenes with Jack & Peter’s family.

8. Roman Holiday (1953)

When a beautiful young princess becomes bored with her highly supervised travels through Europe, she decides to break free for a night of adventure in Rome. After she has made her escape, Princess Anne becomes acquainted with Joe Bradley, an American journalist who sees her rebellion as an opportunity for a story. 

Directed by: William Wyler
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Reasons to Watch: The chemistry between Hepburn & Peck. The scenes from Rome. A sweet, good old-fashioned love story. The ending may make you cry.

9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Based on the life-changing book by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age film that tells the story of Charlie (Logan Lerman), an introverted freshman who becomes friends with two upperclassman, Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller), who teach him about love, connection, confidence, friendship and how to feel alive. This movie isn’t only about love in the traditional romantic way, it also addresses love between family members, friends and how to love and accept yourself. THIS MOVIE WILL CAUSE YOU TO FEEL EVERY EMOTION & WILL MAKE YOU CRY.

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Reasons to Watch: EVERYTHING. This is hands down the best movie about high school I have ever seen and it will bring back feelings of nostalgia you didn’t even know existed. The cast is on point, especially the chemistry between Logan, Emma and Ezra. The soundtrack. The script and the quotable lines. It’s just a very special movie that everyone needs to see (more than once).

10. Juno (2007) 

I cannot even begin to describe how obsessed I was with this movie when it first came out. Juno is a story of unplanned pregnancy, quirky young love, and the trials and tribulations of the adoption process.  The casting is spot-on and Diablo Cody won an Oscar for Best Screenplay (no surprise there). 

Directed by: Jason Reitman
Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Reasons to Watch: Diablo Cody’s script. Michael Cera & Ellen Page. The set design and quirky props. The soundtrack. The one-liners and jokes. 

11. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

As a child of the eighties, Jenna (Jennifer Garner) is desperate to become a successful career woman. When her thirteenth birthday becomes a disaster, she locks herself in the closet with her custom Dream House gift containing magic dust from her best friend Matt (Mark Ruffalo), and wakes up in a thirty year old’s body. But Jenna soon finds that having a high power job, athlete boyfriend and luxurious lifestyle cannot bring her happiness. 

Directed by: Gary Winick
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
Reasons to Watch: Cuteness overload. The killer 1980’s soundtrack. The Thriller dance scene. The “Ice, Ice, Baby” strip tease scene. Jennifer Garner.

12. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

One of my favorite movies of all time, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a bit more heavy than many of the other films on this list. It’s a mixture of drama, romance and sci-fi that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with a sense of new perspective after you finish watching it. After reading the synopsis on IMDb, I can not come up with anything better, so I am copying it here: “When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.”

Directed by: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Reasons to Watch: Charlie Kaufman’s script and incredible storytelling. Jim Carrey’s really great dramatic role. The playfulness of the visual effects and science fiction qualities. It’s weird, it’s quirky and it’s beautiful. 

13. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

When Jamal (Dev Patel) becomes a successful contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, he is accused of cheating because he is just a boy from the slums of Mumbai. As he is being interrogated, Jamal begins to describe how he knows the answers to the questions by revealing painful stories from his past, especially the loss of the love of his life, Latika (Freida Pinto).

Directed by: Danny Boyle
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Reasons to Watch: The love story between Latika and Jamal. The cinematography. The soundtrack. The adorable younger versions of Latika, Jamal and Salim. AH I LOVE THIS MOVIE. It won 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay.

14. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

500 Days of Summer tells the story of the relationship between Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a hopeless romantic, and Summer (Zooey Deschanel), a girl who doesn’t believe in love. Very funny and at times touching, the film tells the story out of sequence –making for a very interesting progression of time.  The ending is open to interpretation; just remember that a number of the movie’s promotional material included the disclaimer “this is not a love story”. FYI: I have seen this movie at least 10 times. 

Directed by: Marc Webb
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Gray Gubler, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz, Minka Kelly
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Reasons to Watch: The chemistry between JGL and Zooey Deschanel. The beautiful and experimental cinematic elements of the film. The soundtrack. 

15. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) wants to be seen as more than a teenage girl with cancer. When her mother encourages her to attend a local support group, she meets her match in Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a charming boy with a love of metaphors.

Directed by: Josh Boone
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Reasons to Watch: The chemistry between Shailene and Ansel. The brilliance of John Green. Nat Wolff. It’s supposed to be set in my hometown of Indianapolis. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber’s script.

16. Don’t Let Me Drown (2009)

Set in New York City in 2001, Don’t Let Me Drown tells the story of Lalo (E.J. Bonilla) and Stefanie (Gleendilys Inoa), two teenagers who are struggling in the aftermath of 9/11. It’s a very sweet story of young love, with lots of heartbreaking scenes about abuse, race/ethnicity and losing loved ones. 

Directed by: Cruz Angeles
Starring: E.J. Bonilla, Gleendilys Inoa, Gina Torres, Damián Alcázar, Ricardo Chavira, Yareli Arizmendi
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
Reasons to Watch: E.J. Bonilla. The performances of all the actors. The nuanced and complicated portrayal of race and ethnicity in NYC. The way the film deals with the aftermath of September 11th.

17. Mamitas (2011)

Borrowing from a number of traditional teenage rom-coms, Mamitas manages to pull off a touching and inspiring love story between Jordin (E.J. Bonilla), the school’s hot shot, and Felipa (Veronica Diaz-Carranza), the bookish girl who is eager to get a college scholarship.

Directed by: Nicholas Ozeki
Starring: E.J. Bonilla, Veronica Diaz-Carranza
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Reasons to Watch: Once again, E.J. Bonilla is GORGEOUS, a superb actor and incredibly charismatic. A sweet portrait of Latino culture in Los Angeles.