“Life is a malevolent force, which seeks to destroy you, and you have to struggle with it. Only those who are hard enough will succeed. Most people get crushed, but if you fight, in the end life will go, “Fucking hell. This one’s serious. Let him through.”—My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
“As people grow older they close themselves into their own little worlds, indeed lock themselves in! Shut the windows of their eyes, bolt the exit and entry of their ears. They are not looking for new ideas, concepts, powers, indeed they will not accept them if they are presented.”—Jay’s Journal by Anonymous
“Am I happy as I am now?
Am I headed in the right direction to accomplishing worthwhile goals in life?
Am I living up to the trust and love that has been invested in me by people who care?
Will I be happy in one year from now by staying the way I am?
No one else will change for me, I must change myself.
Why should I change? Why should I want to change?”—Jay’s Journal - Anonymous
“Beasts can be beautiful
Dreams become desires
Reality changes with reason
Trust your truth
Man … monster … mystery … magick
Hear with your heart
See without scorn
Love will not lost
Trust his truth
His promise is proof
The test is time
If there is courage to change.”—The House of Night: Awakened by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
“The young and naive believe love to be the strongest force in the universe. Those who believe they are more realistic know that a single person’s will, strengthened by integrity and purpose, can be more powerful than a score of lovestruck romantics.”—The House of Night: Burned by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
“A double-edged sword
One side destroys
I am your Gordian knot
Will you release or destroy me?
Follow trust and you shall:
Fine me on water
Purify me through fire
Trapped by earth nevermore
Air will whisper to you
What spirit already knows:
That even when shattered
Anything is possible
If you believe
Then we shall both be free.”—The House of Night: Tempted by P. C. Cast and Kirstin Cast
“We tend to measure lives and love th same way — by how long they last.
For most of us, the longer the better. But a short life can make a big impact just as a short-lived romance can leave a lasting impact. In the end, it’s not the time we spend but how we spend that time that truly tells our story.”—Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
“Sometimes divulging your vulnerabilities without any kind of filter can make you more human, but then again, it can also provide material that can be used against you.”—Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
“There are many ways to be haunted, not all of them supernatural. From photo albums, to love letters, the memory of bad choices, broken promises, lost loves, and shattered dreams can often linger for longer than the glow of satisfaction from our greatest accomplishments. Indeed, the most frightening ways to be haunted maybe in the many ways we haunt ourselves.”—Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
“The people we feel drawn to the most might not be intended love interests, but rather as life-changing, life-altering presences that come into our lives for reasons we can’t yet understand.”—Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
“Just as love blinds us to imperfections in others, it magnifies those we see in ourselves. But if this is true, then the opposite must also be the case. We can take comfort in the fact that our faults will be invisible to those who love us. The success or failure of any relationship depends not just on how we feel about each other, but on how we make each other feel about ourselves.”—Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
“Some people live their lives as if each day will be their last.
Some approach love the same way, in a desperate attempt to outrun the tiny changes or huge ones that are always looming on each of our horizons.”—Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
“You were a summer gift, one I’ll always treasure.
You were a dream I never wanted to wake up from.
You opened my eyes to things I’ll never really see.
You’re the best thing that will ever happen to me.”—Crank by Ellen Hopkins