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“He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.”

— Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World, Share via Whatsapp

“The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

— Robert Frost, Share via Whatsapp

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

— Robert Frost, Share via Whatsapp

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

— Aristotle, Share via Whatsapp

“In the space between yes and no, there s a lifetime. It s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; its the legroom for the lies you ll tell yourself in the future.”

— Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart, Share via Whatsapp

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Share via Whatsapp

“You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. Every time you don t throw yourself down the stairs, that s a choice. Every time you don t crash your car, you re-enlist.”

— Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor, Share via Whatsapp

“It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue feeling sad, scared or angry; or instead, we could choose to deal with injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies, and not let ourselves sink into it.”

— Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary, Share via Whatsapp

“Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none. Even in that most important area of her life, love, she had failed to commit herself. After her first romantic disappointment, she had never again given herself entirely. She feared pan, loss, and separation. These things were inevitable on the path to love, and the only way of avoiding them was by deciding not to take that path at all. In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes not to see the bad things in life.”

— Paulo Coelho, Brida, Share via Whatsapp

“To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.”

— Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men, Share via Whatsapp

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

— Rabindranath Tagore, Share via Whatsapp

“There are no safe choices. Only other choices.”

— Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Share via Whatsapp

“Love is the will to extend one s self for the purpose of nurturing one s own or another s spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.”

— M. Scott Peck, Share via Whatsapp

“Honestly, if you re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don t say what kind of tea?”

— Neil Gaiman, Share via Whatsapp

“Never say no when you really want to say yes.”

— Jenny Han, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Share via Whatsapp

“Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as…amazing somehow.”

— Nicholas Sparks, The Choice, Share via Whatsapp

“The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Share via Whatsapp