We’re only as sick as our secrets.
We Are Water, Wally Lamb
"Chasing after a guy who’s not interested in you will rip the hell out of your self-respect. Better to face facts now because the longer you put it off, the harder it’ll be."
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Call Me Irresistible
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again."
- Alex Tan
"We all lose the plot sometimes. It doesn’t make you “crazy” or “loony”. It makes you human, it makes you real and it makes you alive. So don’t listen when they tell you to chill out because life is fucking scary sometimes and its okay to feel that way. Don’t listen when they tell you to stop being so down because life is fucking sad sometimes and it’s okay to feel that way. Whatever you feel, it’s okay."
- Laura Elizabeth Ross
"Sometimes I would get invited to a party or to go out to dinner by one of them and I would decline. Part of me wanted to go, but those kind of outings always made me feel even more alienated than usual. Hearing them talk made me feel lonely and hateful at the same time. Lonely because I didn’t fit in, never did. When I was reminded, it hurt. And hateful because it reaffirmed what I already knew, that I was alone and on the
- Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
"Finishing a book is bittersweet. You spend days getting to know the characters. Learning their nuances, their faults, their loves, their lives. They become your friends, acquaintances, enemies. And after the story ends, you miss them. You look for them in your own life, wonder where they’ve gone, you forget that they aren’t real. You fall in love with the hero and dream of him at night. The strange girl becomes your best friend. Their heartaches become your heartaches. You laugh when they laugh. And cry when they die. Eventually you realise they aren’t a part of your world, you were just briefly visiting theirs."
- Whimsical Enlightenment