The measure of hell you’re able to endure is the measure of your love.
Letting go is the easy part. It’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, trying to keep things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point, you just have to let go, move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.
There is no such thing as bad people.
We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.
–Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us
Book #14. Another Neil Gaiman.
Stardust is about Tristran Thorn who promised Victoria Forester that he will retrieve a fallen star on the other side of the Wall. On this other side of the Wall, fallen stars are beautiful girls whose hearts are taken by witches. The book chronicles Tristran’s adventures from talking trees, unicorns, witches and a lot more.
The book wasn’t too fast-paced but not too slow as well. It makes you wonder just like his other books. It’s nice and entertaining to read. The last forty pages or so were the best parts for me. I also liked the characters the way I liked the characters in his other books. The bantering between Tristran and Yvaine were fun. I just enjoy bantering between characters in books. 🙂
I don’t know if other readers will agree but I think the ending was perfect. It’s bittersweet but I think it’s the best way to end the book. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
All in all, it’s another good read!
Quotable Quotes :
“She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.”
“He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity. He imagined he could see the very faces of the stars; pale, they were, and smiling gently, as if they had spent so much time above the world, watching the scrambling and the joy and the pain of the people below them, that they could not help being amused every time another little human believed itself the center of its world, as each of us does.”
“He wondered how it could have taken him so long to realize he cared for her, and he told her so, and she called him an idiot, and he declared that it was the finest thing that ever a man had been called.”
“It’s not hard to own something. Or everything. You just have to know that it’s yours, and then be willing to let it go.”
“Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?”
Rating : 4/5 stars
Stab the body and it heals.
But injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance.
Some people are going to reject you, simply because you shine too bright for them.
And that’s okay. Keep shining!
Happy Sunday, homo sapiens!!! 🙂
Love is not to be proven or measured… It exists, and that is enough.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
-Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.
It’s all quite simple really: the more hate you hold in your heart, the less room there is for love.
Hell is the absence of the people you long for.
-Emily St. John Mandel
Do not regret growing older.
It is a privilege denied to many.
Answerless questions can destroy you. Move on.
David Levithan, Every Day
Silence isn’t empty,
it’s full of answers.
Be who you are. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s OK.
If you are not crazy, I mean absolutely crazy about what you love, then I beg you, either find a way to be insanely crazy about it or throw it away.
You were not born with half an ass human, therefore, you have no right to half-ass the intensity in which you love.
– Christopher Poindexter
Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.
Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.
Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
Pain doesn’t show up in our lives for no reason.
It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.
Your first kiss isn’t as important as your last. The math test really didn’t matter. The pie really did. The stuff you’re good at and the stuff you’re bad at are just different parts of the same thing. Same goes for the people you love and the people you don’t—and the people who love you and the people who don’t. The only thing that mattered was that you cared about a few people. Life is really, really short.