“We were all so young, you know. We were still our best selves.”

— Ann Patchett, The Dutch House, Share via Whatsapp

“Lust is the best of all the deadly sins.”

— Colleen Hoover, Hopeless, Share via Whatsapp

“Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself?”

— Patti Smith, Just Kids, Share via Whatsapp

“When you’re growing up, it takes a long time for you to realize that there’s something different about you. On one level, you know there’s something strange, but on another, yourself is the only thing you ever knew.”

— Brooke Stevens, The Circus of the Earth and the Air, Share via Whatsapp

“The great blessing and great cruelty of youth is that there seems to be time enough.”

— Catherynne M. Valente, Share via Whatsapp

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Share via Whatsapp

“The Little Boy and the Old Man Said the little boy, Sometimes I drop my spoon. Said the old man, I do that too. The little boy whispered, I wet my pants. I do that too, laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, I often cry. The old man nodded, So do I. But worst of all, said the boy, it seems Grown-ups don t pay attention to me. And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. I know what you mean, said the little old man.”

— Shel Silverstein, Share via Whatsapp

“Youth is wasted on the young.”

— George Bernard Shaw, Share via Whatsapp

“What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.”

— Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye, Share via Whatsapp

“Solitude reigns supreme. Real heroes don t need friends.”

— Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 3, Share via Whatsapp

“I’ve met a man and fallen in love with him. I allowed myself to fall in love for one simple reason: I’m not expecting anything to come of it. I know that, in three months’ time, I’ll be far away and he’ll be just a memory, but I couldn’t stand living without love any longer; I had reached my limit… Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meeting are waiting for us, but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes directions.”

— Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes, Share via Whatsapp

“So wise so young, they say, do never live long.”

— William Shakespeare, Richard III, Share via Whatsapp

“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.”

— Milan Kundera, Share via Whatsapp

“Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.”

— Hermann Hesse, Gertrude, Share via Whatsapp

“What disturbs and depresses young people is the hunt for happiness on the firm assumption that it must be met with in life. From this arises constantly deluded hope and so also dissatisfaction. Deceptive images of a vague happiness hover before us in our dreams, and we search in vain for their original. Much would have been gained if, through timely advice and instruction, young people could have had eradicated from their minds the erroneous notion that the world has a great deal to offer them.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer, Share via Whatsapp

“The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.”

— E. Lockhart, We Were Liars, Share via Whatsapp

“You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”

— Ogden Nash, Share via Whatsapp