"Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the voice at the
end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”"
"Dearest children - since we’ve been abroad we have missed you all so much. Certain events have compelled us to extend our travels. One day, when you’re older, you will learn all about the people we have befriended and the dangers we have faced. At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey. We hope to have you back in our arms soon, darlings, but in case this letter arrives before our return, know that we love you. It fills us with pride to know that no matter what happens in life, that you three will take care of each other, with kindness and bravery and selflessness, as you always have. And remember one thing, my darlings, and never forget it: that no matter where we are, know that as long as you have each other, you have your family. And you are home."
- Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Say something I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one if you want me to
Anywhere I would’ve followed you
Say something I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all
And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere I would’ve followed you
Say something I’m giving up on you

Why does the sun go on shining
Why does the sea rush to shore
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
'Cause you don't love me any more

Why do the birds go on singing
Why do the stars glow above
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything’s the same as it was
I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand
How life goes on the way it does

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

"Bran thought about it. Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?
That is the only time a man can be brave, his father told him."
- George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
"I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell."
- George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire)
"But it was unnecessary.
There would be other nights.
And how can you say I love you to someone you love?
Here is the point of everything I’ve been trying to tell you.
It’s always necessary."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
"What mattered most was knowing that love was mine to give, without strings or expectations."
- Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

And I know
You’re gonna be away awhile
But I’ve got no plans at all to leave
And would you take away my hopes and dreams
And just stay with me

All my senses come to life

While I’m stumbling home
As drunk as I have ever been
And I’ll never leave again
Cause you are the only one

Take my hand and my
Heart and soul, I will
Only have these eyes for you
And you know, everything changes but
We’ll be strangers if we see this through
You could stay within these walls and bleed
Or just stay with me

"All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries."
- Kathryn Stockett, The Help

When the water meets the sky
Where your heart is free
And hope comes back to life
When these broken hands are whole again
We’ll find what we’ve been waiting for
We were made for so much more

We can be the kings and queens
Of anything if we believe
It’s written in the stars that shine above
A world where you and I belong
Where faith and love will keep us strong
Exactly who we are is just enough
There’s a place for us

"I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind."
- Neil Gaiman

The night is here
And the day is gone
And the world spins madly on
I thought of you
And where you’d gone
And the world spins madly on
And the world spins madly on
And the world spins madly on

"Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s swept away."