The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.
To live would be an awful big adventure.
J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
As is a tale, so is life; not how long it is, but how good it is—is what matters.
What we achieve inwardly will change outward reality.
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction.
J. K. Rowling (at Harvard University, delivering commencement speech. June 2008)