But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better.
Could you wrap your arms around me to keep me warm?
I want us to love each other so deeply we ache with the fullness of it.
Why does love end so quickly and hatred last without end?
Our love would be solace, companionship, and the mending of wounds.
Isn't hate merely the result of wounded love?
So sad! This is the saddest part when you lose someone you love- that person keeps changing. And later you wonder, Is this the same person I lost?
Whenever my mother talks to me, she begins the conversation as if we were already in the middle of an argument.
I think books were my salvation, they saved me from being miserable.
Among writers, if you don't have a therapist, it's like saying you don't keep a journal or use the thesaurus. It's a natural accompaniment.
What is a secret wish? It is what you want but cannot ask.
I saw what I had been fighting for: it was for me, a scared child.
My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
Words are more ardent if a man must struggle to find them.
Libraries are the pride of the city.
Memory feeds imagination.
when fate turns out well, everyone should forget the bad road that got us here.
Death was not necessarily a portal to the blank bliss of absolute nothingness. It was a deep dive into the unknown.
This was not chance that they met twice, my mother would tell me whenever she recounted this story. It was fate.
The farther you move from the core of the problem, the faster the situation spins out of control.
All of us are like stairs, one step after another, going up and down, but all going the same way.
Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.
Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth.
The life we receive is not always what we choose.
Fate changes when you change your clothes.
You can never be an artist if your work comes without effort.
To save myself, I destroyed another, and in doing so, I destroyed myself.
Suffer more now, suffer less later.
Lack of clarity is a writer's truth.
This is beauty... and you are beauty, and love is beauty and we are beauty. We are divine, unchanged by time.
It's a luxury being a writer because all you ever think about is life.
A little knowledge withheld is a great advantage one should store for future use.
You see what power is- holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.
Hardships can harden even the best person.
The things one had to do in life sometimes had nothing to do with what was fun or convenient.
When you touch a man's nostalgia, he is yours.
A painting was a translation of the language of my heart.
All objects exist in a moment of time.
While it is good to speak well, it is better to speak the truth.
I discovered that maybe it was fate all along, that faith was just an illusion that somehow you're in control.