Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. — Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper. (Atria April 6, 2004)
Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself. ― Harlan Ellison
And I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move on, and I tried to, I wanted to, but… Continue reading Anne Lamott
And silence, like darkness, can be kind; it, too, is a language. — Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy (Scribner, 1999)
When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s safe inside your mouth. —Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care. (Atria Books; First Edition edition March 3, 2009)
Soon we will be strangers. No, we can never be that. Hurting someone is an act of reluctant intimacy. We will be dangerous acquaintances with a history. — Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy: das Buch zum Film von Patrice Chéreau. (Rowohlt Tb. June 1, 2001) Originally published 1998.
It has always seemed to me that I was not so much born into this life as I awakened to it. — Harry Crews, A Childhood: The Biography of a Place. (University of Georgia Press October 1, 1995) Originally published 1978.
Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy. ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle. (The Bodley Head 4 September 1956)
You have to find the right distance between people. Too close, and they overwhelm you, too far and they abandon you. —Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy. (Rowohlt Tb. June 1, 2001)