THE SPECTACULAR NOW QUOTES

“I’m not a person who’s defined by their relationships.”

“Maybe happiness isn’t something we can demand from life, but something we make.”

“The best thing about now is that there’s another one tomorrow.”

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.”

“I’m one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet…but I’m also one of the most dangerous.”

“You have to live in the present. The past is gone; the future is not guaranteed.”

“It’s not about being fearless, it’s about leaping even when you’re scared.”

“I’ve never been anywhere but right here, and I’m scared to death of where this might take me.”

“It’s strange to believe, but sometimes the people you know the least end up being the ones who know you the best.”

“You can’t force someone to feel something they don’t.”

“The fact that Mullet Fingers knew what Margo needed when she wasn’t sure wrenched at her.”

“Life is not something that ought to be appreciated solely in retrospect. We should play the fugue, for fugue is life.”

“It’s so weird how life can move in one direction, how like one incident or one day can make you have feelings for someone, then…how like, one week later, you can totally lose it.”

“I figured out that if we’re all alone, then we’re all together in that too.”

“People are the only mirrors we have to see ourselves in.”

“Right now, at this very moment, he didn’t want to think about tomorrow, or next week, or even today. He just wanted to see her, be with her.”

“We forget that things aren’t always as they appear.”

“I’ve spent most of high school pretending to be someone else, and now that I’ve stopped, I don’t know who I really am anymore.”

“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”

“There’s something about that feeling when you wake up and you know that everything’s going to be okay.”

“There’s a magic beyond us that works in ways we can’t understand.”

“Sometimes the best way to move forward is to fall back.”

“I’ve become sort of obsessed with the idea of being someone who isn’t afraid to take risks.”

“We’re all fools, we’re all selfish, and we’re all just tiny pieces of shit floating in the universe.”

“You can’t always get what you want. But if you let go in the right way, you might just get what you need.”

“The future is undiscovered territory, and I can make of it what I will.”

“You don’t have to be stuck in the past.”

“I’m scared of the future, and I’m scared of failing, but I’m more scared of never trying.”

“It’s important to know when to let go, and when to hold on tight.”