"Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again."
Joseph Conrad once wrote :
"Who knows what true happiness is? Not the conventional word, but the naked terror. To the lonely themselves, it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory. Or some illusion."
"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it."
Brooke :Clearly, Shaw had his heart broken once or twice.
Nathan :As far as I'm concerned, Shaw was a punk. 'Cause you know what? Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do?Giveup? Quit? No. I realize now that when your heart breaks, you gotta fight like hell to make sure you're still alive.Cause you are, and that pain you feel, that's life. The confusion and fear, that's there to remind you that somewhereout there is something better. And that 'something' is worth fighting for.
Haley :This year I got everything I wanted and everything I wished for. But, in a way, I lost even more.
Lucas :Shaw was right. As we strain to grasp the things we desire, the things we think will make our lives better, money,popularity, fame – we ignore what truly matters. The simple things. Like friendship, family, love. The things weprobably already had.
Mouth :So Mr. Shaw thinks that getting your heart's desire is a tragedy? I say he's wrong. I mean, clearly Shaw never kissedErica Marsh. Peyton :Yes, losing your heart's desire is tragic. But gaining your heart's desire, it's all you can hope for. This year I wished forlove. To immerse myself in someone else and to wake a heart, long, afraid to feel. My wish was granted. If havingthat is tragic, then give me tragedy.