1. "First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
    And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
    And then I was dying to marry and have children.
    And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for
    school so i could return to work.
    And then I was dying to retire.
    And now, I am dying…and suddenly I realize I forgot to live. - Unknown"

  2. "

    “Look,” Peter said.
    To the north was a series of vast grassy plains, and there, just looking like specks at first, was a herd of horses, a species that in Neverland had never been tamed. They were beautiful, flashes of brown and black and tan, their coats gleaming. There was no reason for them to be running that Tiger Lily could see. It was likely that they just loved to run.
    “That’s what I want my life to be,” Peter said, staring down at the horses.
    Tiger Lily sank against him and watched the herd, and thought that was what she wanted too.

    I am only a faerie, I don’t have grand ideas, or grand dreams, or long for grand freedoms like people do. But I wanted to be part of their dreams too, even if I was only a flea riding on their tails. To run and run and never worry—that was what they wanted, and I wanted to go with them. I could hear the quiet in Tiger Lily’s heart. I had never heard it so soft, so at peace, as I did that evening. As she sat with Peter and watched those horses, and dreamed for a moment that she would never have to lose him, or herself.

    "

  3. "Tiger Lily, do you think magic exists if it can be explained? I can explain why I loved you, I can explain the theory of evolution that tells me why mermaids live in Neverland and nowhere else. But it still feels magic."

    - Peter Pan in “Tiger Lily”
  4. "

    I like to think that one day after I die, at least one small particle of me - of all the particles that will spread everywhere - will float all the way to Neverland, and be part of a flower or something like that, like that poet said, the one that your Tik Tok loved. I like to think that nothing’s final, and that everyone gets to be together even when it looks like they don’t, that it all works out even when all the evidence seems to say something else, that you and I are always young in the woods, and that I’ll see you sometime again, even if it’s not with any kind of eyes I know of or understand. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the way things go after all - that all things end happy. Even for you and Tik Tok. and for you and me.

    Always,
    Your Peter

    P.S. Please give my love to Tink. She was always such a funny little bug.”

    "

  5. "

    “I didn’t know why she seemed so sad and happy at the same time. To love someone was not what she had expected. It was like falling from somewhere high up and breaking in half, and only one person having the secret to the puzzle of putting her back together.”

    Excerpt From: Jodi Lynn Anderson. “Tiger Lily.”

    "

  6. "

    “And I’d learned, the hard way, that sometimes, even with the purest intentions, we make things worse when we do our best to make things better”

    Excerpt From: Gregory David Roberts. “Shantaram.”

    "

  7. "“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”
    ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan"

  8. "

    “A faerie heart is different from a human heart. Human hearts are elastic. They have room for all sorts of passions, and they can break and heal and love again and again. Faerie hearts are evolutionarily less sophisticated. They are small and hard, like tiny grains of sand. Our hearts are too small to love more than one person in a lifetime. Aside from rare instances, like in the case of my father, we are built to mate for life. I went back to the burrow many nights, and watched Peter. I tried to talk sense into my hard little heart. But it had landed on Peter, a creature two hundred times my size and barely aware of me, and there was no prying it loose.”

    Excerpt From: Jodi Lynn Anderson. “Tiger Lily.”

    "

    - tink
  9. "I’m not myself,” she offered, guilty. She softened around Tik Tok, and when she did she was, for those rare moments, girlish.
    He smiled. “You can never say that. You’re just a piece of yourself right now that you don’t like."

    - tiger lily
  10. "“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” -edward abbey"

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