"A mosque should be a hospital for the spiritually ill, not just a club for the pious."
"Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
"Without suffering, there’d be no compassion."
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
"Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
"It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief…lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it’s not so overwhelming."
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
"Not everyone you lose is a loss."
"We loved with a love that was more than love."
"If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate."
"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."