Stories make sense when so much around us is senseless, and perhaps what makes them most comforting is that while life goes on and pain goes on, stories do us the favor of ending. ― John Hodgman
The need to go astray, to be destroyed, is an extremely private, distant, passionate, turbulent truth. — Georges Bataille
My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky. ― Alan Moore
Sometimes you search so hard for words. You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you hope it’s understood. —Yasmin Mogahed
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. I will not waste my days trying to prolong them. I will use my time. — Jack London
I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. — Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) Widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.
Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation’s tears in shoulder blades. ― Boris Pasternak