Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are."
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
"I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter."
Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
"It’s amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart."
Lauren Oliver, Delirium
"She had what it took: great hair, a profound understanding of strategic lip gloss, the intelligence to understand the world and a tiny secret interior deadness which meant she didn’t care."
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
"I wanted to rub the human race in its own vomit, and force it to look in the mirror."
J.G Ballard, Crash
"Sometimes I come crashing down inside myself
without anyone noticing."
Yehuda Amichai,You Mustn’t Show Weakness
"You want everything so much and when you get it it’s over and you don’t give a damn."
Ernest Hemingway, The Garden Of Eden
"It bothers me that no one has the patience to deal with someone who is just sad."
"It’s not ‘clever lonely’ (like Morrissey) or ‘interesting lonely’ (like Radiohead); it’s ‘lonely lonely,’ like the way it feels when you’re being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you sadder."
Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto