"The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all."
-Deb Caletti, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye (via larmoyante)
"I’m just dying to say, ‘Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?’ or ‘Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?’ But you can’t say that at a cocktail party."
-Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour (via larmoyante)
"You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile."
-Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (via larmoyante)
"One day I will forgive you; until then there are scabs everywhere that you have touched me."
-Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper (via larmoyante)
You remember too much,
Why hold onto all that? And I said, "
You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that? And I said,
Where can I put it down?
-Anne Carson, excerpt from “The Glass Essay” (via larmoyante)
"I’m not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I’ve gotten from books."
-Beatrice Sparks, Go Ask Alice (via larmoyante)
"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them."
-Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman (via larmoyante)
"My point is, there are a lot of people in the world. No one ever sees everything the same way you do; it just doesn’t happen. So when you find one person who gets a couple of things, especially if they’re important ones… you might as well hold on to them. You know?"
-Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key (via larmoyante)
"I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes."
-Vladimir Nabokov (via larmoyante)
"I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started."
-Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via larmoyante)
"I knew it wasn’t too important, but it made me sad anyway."
-J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via larmoyante)
"I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces."
-Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via larmoyante)
"I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow."
-Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (via larmoyante)