"He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."
The Great Gatsby
"I understood why she did it. At that moment I knew why people tagged graffiti on the walls of neat little houses and scratched the paint on new cars and beat up well-tended children. It was only natural to want to destroy something you could never have."
Janet Fitch (White Oleander)
"A persons mind is never truly known, there are too many that make-believe, too many that manipulate feelings to strike you hard enough. Far too amusing for some to see you crash and burn. But for a while two souls can collide and cause momentary sparkles.
"Confusion in her eyes that says it all.,
- Ian Curtis