If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.

Lev Grossman, from The Magicians.

Please read the Magicians trilogy. 

It takes a person of great care and insight to watch for any abnormality in the green grass even while it grows abundantly and healthily.
Kenzaburo Oe
As with most of life’s problems, this one can be solved by a box of pure radiation.
Andy Weir from The Martian
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Gustave Flaubert
Memory is a snare, pure and simple. It alters, it subtly rearranges the past to fit the present.
Mario Vargas Llosa

Run to you - Pentatonix

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
Italo Calvino
Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee afford.
Richard Brautigan
All men contain several men inside them, and most of us bounce from one self to another without ever knowing who we are.
Paul Auster
You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me? Aunty Ifeka said. ‘Your life belongs to you and you alone.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie