"True love is like a butterfly. Once it is gone, it has flown away. It is nearly impossible to recapture it."
"Quasimodo then lifted his eye to look upon the gypsy girl, whose body, suspended from the gibbet, he beheld quivering afar, under its white robes, in the last struggles of death; then again he dropped it upon the archdeacon, stretched a shapeless mass at the foot of the tower, and he said with a sob that heaved his deep breast to the bottom, ‘Oh-all that I’ve ever loved!"
– The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life.
It goes on."
– Robert Frost
"‘Whatever comes,’ she said, ‘cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.’"
– A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett
"I am your fellow man, but not your slave."
– Frederick Douglass, in the last sentence of his letter to his former owner
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
– Albert Einstein
"A library is a temple unabridged with priceless treasure. Librarians are the majesties who loan the jewels of measure. They welcome to the kingdom the young and old of reapers and reign among the riches as the wondrous fortune keepers."
– Pam Munoz Ryan
"Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege."
– James M. Barrie
"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give — which is everything."