"“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” "
"“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” "
"You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs."
"You have to realize just because things don't have tangible reality, that doesn't mean they don't exist. Ideas are just as real as people and property. Ideas have changed the world profoundly to an extent most people never approach"
"Some questions simply have no answers. It was meant to be that way. If we could prove empirically that God exists - what would be the point? That wouldn't be faith. That would be science class. True religion requires an act of faith - that's what defines it."
"“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” "
""Chance favors the prepared mind.""
"“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.
“A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle. “"
"“You see,” he says to the girl, “you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too–even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling.”"
"“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble."
― Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
""God will never throw anything at you that you can't handle. Just take it one step at a time.""
Sidney Sheldon, If Tomorrow Comes
"“It moves at its own measured pace, for it has no reason to hurry. Tomorrow will come in its own good time.” "
"“You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.” "
"“If. A two-letter word for futility.” "
"“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” "
"“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” "