“ A blessed companion is a book! A book that, fitly chosen, is a life-long friend.
Favorite scene (How I Met Your Mother: Hopeless)
[The gang is at MacLaren's Bar with Jerry trying to figure out which club to go to]
Barney: Let's see, what club should we hit first? There's Club Was, there's Wrong…
Marshall: Um, those places shut down a long time ago.
Barney: Oh no.
Marshall: Oh No shut down too.
Ted: There's Where.
Jerry: Where's Where?
Lily: Where's where Was was, isn't it?
Barney: No, Was wasn't where Where was. Was was where Wrong was, right?
Ted: Not Okay. That place is lame.
Robin: Okay is Lame? I thought Lame was a gay bar. Or is that Wrong?
Marshall: That's wrong. That's not Wrong.
Barney: Guys, focus.
Robin: Oh, I like Focus, let's go there.
Robin: Not Where, Focus.
Lily: I thought Focus was closed.
Barney: No, Was was Closed. Once Was shut down, it reopened as Closed.
Marshall: So Closed is open.
Robin: No, Closed is closed.
Jerry: I don't know. Third base, right?!
Robin: Ew, Third Base is all frat guys.
Lily: I'll go any place, okay?
Ted: Not Okay. Okay is lame.
Robin: Okay is not Lame. Lame is a gay bar.
Lily: Guys, shut up.
Barney: No, Shut Up shut down. I can't believe I don't know the names of the clubs anymore.
Marshall: Guys, just pick a club, okay?
Ted: Not Okay!
All: Okay is Lame! Gay bar!
Marshall: For the record, um, I was in there once by accident. I'm pretty sure it's pronounced Lamé.
Barney: It's Hopeless, isn't it?
[cut to the group at a club called Hopeless]
“ Three Rules for Literary Success:
1. Read a lot.
2. Write a lot.
3. Read a lot more, write a lot more.
— Robert Silverberg (via writingadvice)
“ Even as a kid, my memories are of books taking me out of myself."
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.”
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
“What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.”
“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.”
“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction.”
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
“So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
“ I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself.