"You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices."

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Sugar Cube - A Poem

Dropped into tea

Lemon tea in a mug

Sinks to floor

Surrounded by tang


Shrinking slowly

Candied tea

Sweet lemon tea

Soft scent


Fingers wrap handle


Lips touch edge


Revives tongue

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."

— Truman Capote

"Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act."

— Paulo Coelho

Define Awesome. This is author John Green of Time’s #1 YA Book of 2012 and NYTimes #1 YA Book, The Fault in Our Stars, if you haven’t noticed already. 

(Source: goldenstories, via epicjohngreenquotes)

"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused."

— Paulo Coelho

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."

— Socrates

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress."

— Frederick Douglass

"I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is inprobably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it-or my observation of it-is temporary?"

— John Green - The Fault in Our Stars