No one single instant of it was unendurable. Here was a second right here: he endured it. What was undealable-with was the thought of all the instants all lined up and stretching ahead, glittering…"
David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest
"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."
When they asked me what I wanted to be I said I didn’t know.
“Oh, sure you know,” the photographer said.
“She wants,” said Jay Cee wittily, “to be everything."
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
— Paper Towns, John Green
"There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest."
"I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse?"
Jonathan Safran Foer
With drugs, I think the sort of person that would die from an overdose is gonna die soon enough anyway, because they’ve got that will to destroy what’s left of their life.
— Peter Doherty
When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.
Barroom eyes shine vacancy, To see her you gotta look hard.
— For you, Bruce Springsteen
"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"I’m not into organized religion. I’m into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we’re all just part of nature." -
some things are meant to be broken, imperfect, chaotic. it’s the universe’s way of providing contrast.
The Truth About Forever, Sara Dessen