It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
I think the only way to get through this life is laughing hard and constantly, mostly at myself.
—Shannon Hale in The Goose Girl
He conquers who endures.
Sometimes you have to endure painful things to realize that you're a whole lot stronger than you think.
—Jenn Bennett in Approximately
Strength is not in the body, it's in the mind. It doesn't lie in flexing your muscles and crushing those who oppose you. It lies in being the last one standing.
—Leah Raeder in Black Iris