Quote of the Day: Hard Times

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.” 
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” 
― Shaun Hick

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” 
― Tim Fargo


“There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while.” 
― Nick Hornby, About a Boy

“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” 
― Gabrielle Williams, Beatle Meets Destiny

“Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.” 
― Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade


“Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day!
― R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

“The way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money,
or drought,
or dust.
Hard times are about losing spirit,
and hope,
and what happens when dreams dry up.” 
― Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

“It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” 
― Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever


“Why wait? So precious is this life—this gift—this temporary blindness. Burn and drown and embrace the false dark, then grasp the unthinkable height of resulting joy. For in the end, in the light of truth when the flesh is cast off, there is nothing but this.” 
― Jennifer DeLucy

“Don’t regret that your life is too easy, mine is rather easy too; I think that life is pretty long and that the time will arrive soon enough in which “another shall gird thee and carry thee where thou wouldst not.” 
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

“The most beautiful sunsets occur when the clouds try to prevent the sun from shining! Don’t forget that as you go through difficult times, the obstacles that appear lasting suddenly disappear and the sun comes out!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan


“Hard times and fake friends are like oil and water : they don’t mix. 
― Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

“In tough times will you whine or shine?” 
― Daren Martin

“I am not sure what you are going through. I don’t know the problem you are facing and I might not even understand, but I know that God won’t fail you and God will help you, trust in him. 
― De philosopher DJ Kyos


Quotes from: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Here is a small collection of quotes from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. If you want to read my review of it, you can find it here.

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“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“Yes, sir.”
“There’s no need to call me “sir” Professor.”
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


“He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.”
“How very rude of him.”
“I told him I was.”
Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry’s intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore’s bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knee. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady. 
“I am very touched, Harry.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO, when you should be worrying about YOU-NO-POO? The constipation sensation that’s gripping the nation!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“You could say sorry,” suggested Harry bluntly. 
“What, and get attacked by another flock of canaries?” muttered Ron.
“What did you have to imitate her for?”
“She laughed at my mustache!”
“So did I, it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being–forgive me–rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Quotes from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts…but you cannot deny he’s got style…” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” 
― JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” 
― J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Don’t put your wand there, boy! … Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Mistletoe,” said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry’s head. He jumped out from under it. 
“Good thinking,” said Luna seriously. “It’s often infested with nargles.” 
― J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Quotes from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Ah, the outdoors,’ Shallan said. ‘I visited that mythical place once.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

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“Authority doesn’t come from a rank.,” Kaladin said, fingering the spheres in his pocket.
“Where does it come from?”
“From the men who give it to you. That’s the only way to get it.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“The hallmark of insecurity is bravado.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Overcome your guilt. Care, but not too much. Take responsibility, but don’t blame yourself. Protect, save, help- but know when to give up. They’re precarious ledges to walk. How do I do it?” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“An excuse is what you make after the deed is done, while a justification is what you offer before.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“I will protect those who cannot protect themselves.
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Bitterness is repaid more often than kindness.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Sometimes we find it hardest to accept in others that which we cling to in ourselves.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“Let your actions defend you, not your words.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“What is it we value? Innovation. Originality. Novelty. But most importantly…timeliness. I fear you may be too late, my confused, unfortunate, friend.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Everything is a contest. All dealings among men are a contest in which some will succeed and others fail. And some are failing quite spectacularly.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Well, I myself find that respect is like manure. Use it where needed, and growth will flourish. Spread it on too thick, and things just start to smell.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“I point out truths when I see them, Brightlord Sadeas. Each man has his place. Mine is to make insults. Yours is to be in-sluts.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“There is no greater indication of youth, perhaps, than the desire for everything to be as it should.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Words aren’t meant to be kept inside, you see. They are free creatures, and if locked away will unsettle the stomach.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Can’t be any harder than sitting here and having a staring contest with mortality.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


Quote of the Day: Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan

“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Your body is only clothing. Your flesh will wither, but you are your heart and mind, and they do not change except to grow stronger.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Great captains earned their reputation not just for laying brilliant plans, but for still being able to find victory after those plans began to fall apart.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“There was nothing a woman would not tell you if you kissed her enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Women lied to get a man into bed, and they lied worse once they had him there.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Light, women would believe anything about a man so long as it was bad. And the worse it was, the more they had to talk about it.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Stories have power. Gleemen’s tales, and bards’ epics, and rumors in the street alike. They stir passions, and change the way men see the world.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

Quote of the Day: Fairy Tales

Hello dear readers, this week’s Quote of the Day is all about Fairy Tales! I hope you find a quote in here that you enjoy.


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” 
― Albert Einstein


“When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” 
― Taylor Swift


“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” 
― Mo Willems

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” 
― Audrey Hepburn

“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.” 
― Leo Rosten

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” 
― Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

“She talks like you. It’s not every day you hear a four-year-old say Prince Charming is a douchebag who’s only holding Cinderella back.” 
“That’s my girl.” 
― Emma Chase

“Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
“Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.” 
― Rick Riordan

“But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.” 
― Simone Elkeles

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” 
― Mae West

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” 
― Alfred Hitchcock

“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.” 
― W.H. Auden

“There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.” 
― Terri Windling

“Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.” 
― Alice Hoffman

“If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

“Think of every fairy-tale villainess you’ve ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they’ve all been real.
“As for fairy tales, he understood that they were reflections of the people who had spun them, and were flecked with little truths – intrusions of reality into fantasy, like toast crumbs on a wizard’s beard.” 
― Laini Taylor

One Piece Quotes: Nefertari Vivi

“Everyone!!! I’m here!!! To say goodbye!!! I… I cannot go with you!!! Thank you for everything!!! I want to go adventuring with you some more, but I can’t!! Because… I love my country!!!… That’s why I cannot come along!!!… I will stay here…!!! But if we ever meet again, will you call me a friend once more?!!!”- Nefertari Vivi.


“I can’t just sit around and do nothing. As royalty, it’s important that I protect my people with everything I have!” – Nefertari Vivi.


“No matter what happens from here on, our left arms will bear the sign of our friendship.” – Nefertari Vivi