"I say I don’t believe in love, but that’s not really true - love is just the name of an emotion. It’s like on steroids. It’s lust with ethics."
Tammara Webber, Where You Are
"Everyone knows how to talk, and no one knows what to say."
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
"Acting like you don’t care is not letting it go."
"Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been."
Iain Thomas - I Wrote This For You
"I don’t miss him anymore. Most of the time, anyway. I want to. I wish I could but unfortunately, it’s true: time does heal. It will do so whether you like it or not, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. If you’re not careful, time will take away everything that ever hurt you, everything you have lost, and replace it with knowledge. Time is a machine: it will convert your pain into experience… It will force you to move on and you will not have a choice in the matter."
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
"The thing about sadness is that it never warns you that it will come back. You’ll end up with an aching heart again, minutes after laughing, and it will feel like you found someone in your house; someone who you thought had left."
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."
"Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Selected Letters
"Give. Even when you know you can get nothing back."
"It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."
"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."
"In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference. But this isn’t a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is."
Neal Shusterman, Unwind
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Letter to Frances Scott Fitzgerald
"I’m not the same everyday. There are times where I’m loud and chatty, and there are times when I’m really quiet. I don’t think I can define myself."
"Moreover, as usual, she wasn’t able to live in the moment. Maybe that’s what grief is: a permanent disconnect from here and now. She looked at the games adults played and felt detached. It was easy to tell herself: “I’m not here.”"
David Foenkinos, Delicacy