"Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy […]. It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for."
- Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl
"But requiring a person to disappear, to fade into the background wherever they go, is no better than encouraging them to punch one another."
- Veronica Roth, Allegiant
"Does character develop over time? In novels, of course, it does: otherwise there wouldn’t be much of a story. But in life? I sometimes wonder. Our attitudes and opinions change, we develop new habits and eccentricities; but that’s something different, more like decoration. Perhaps character resembles intelligence, except that character peaks a little later: between twenty and thirty, say. And after that, we’re just stuck with what we’ve got. We’re on our own."
- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
ok so she’s perfect
(Source: deadzabini, via sound-of-freefall)