"Experience: the most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my god, you learn."

C.S. Lewis
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"I hate the way you're always right,
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh,
even worse when you make me cry.
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I hate it when you're not around
and the fact that you didn't call.
But mostly I hate the way
I don't hate you,
Not even close, not even a little bit,
Not even at all."

Julia Stiles, 10 Things I Hate About You
"Something keeps me holding on to nothing."

Taylor Swift, Haunted
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"Honey, you have to let it go. If I worried what every bitch in New York was saying about me, I'd never leave the house."

Samantha Jones, Sex and the City

Unless you can think, when the song is done
No other is soft in the rhythm,
Unless you can feel, when left by one,
That all men else go with him.
Unless you can know, when unpraised by his breath
That your beauty itself wants proving,
Unless you can swear "For life, for death,"
Oh, fear to call it loving.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Excerpt from A Woman's Shortcomings

*This is only one stanza from the five stanza poem I just memorized for poetry class. Need I remind you that I am a song lyrics connoisseur, not a poet. This was a very difficult assignment for me... I even had to sing the poem to myself to pretend it was a song. When I asked my mom for advice on what poet to chose from, though, she told me that Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the Taylor Swift of her time. I think I can handle that.
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"And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power of dignity... and of love."

Caroline Adams

*Thanks for the quote, Whitney Elise. Love you
"God gave me a moment's grace, cause if I'd never seen your face, I probably wouldn't be this way."

LeAnn Rimes, Probably Wouldn't Be This Way

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