She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.
written by William Faulkner, The Town: A Novel of the Snopes Family
By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and well.
written by Robert Bringhurst
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
written by Alan Watts
I was struck how life was out there going through regular courses, and I was suspended, waiting, caught in a terrible crevice between living my life and not living it.
written by Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.
written by Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.
written by Shinji Moon
I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.
written by Augusten Burroughs, Dry
I love you, in my mind where my thoughts reside, in my heart where my emotions live, and in my soul where my dreams are born.
written by Dee Henderson, The Healer
I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling.
written by Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us. That’s why we have to care about each other.
written by David Levithan