"Yes I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
— Oscar Wilde
"Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait."
— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
"I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure."
— Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away."
— Barbara Kingsolver
"Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you."
— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
"The first resistance to social change is to say it’s not necessary."
— Gloria Steinem