"If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Conor Oberst on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Conor Oberst on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Conor Oberst on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Conor Oberst on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Conor Oberst on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"When everything is lonely I can be my best friend."
"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness."
"I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life."
"They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."