"I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone."
- To be good, to save nothing
"I start my mornings convincing myself to open the windows, and let the new air replace the old. To let myself fold the sheets and leave behind all the doubts from yesterday under a well made bed. A freshly brewed cup of coffee filling the spaces in between scents of who I am behind closed doors. This is what I leave behind. This is what I go home to."
- Keen Malasarte, My mother tells me to make my bed in order to be made as a person, and I think she’s doing me a favor.
"I tell them that if my alarm clock sounded like her voice, my snooze button would collect dust."
- Rudy Francisco, A Lot Like You
"Please don’t, above all, plant me in your heart. I grow too quick."
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets To Orpheus