Category: passages

“The further inside you hide the hurt, the more it hurts inside. All wounds need air to heal.” — Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Sometimes people say terrible things when they’re scared. They don’t mean to, but they can’t help it. They lash out because if they can see that their words hurt someone else, it makes them feel as if they aren’t completely powerless.”

Jonathan Maberry, Dust and Decay

“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“I am too full of life
to be half-loved.”

Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada

“The summer night was starless and stirless, with distant spasms of silent lightning.”

Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

“I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen. Can you understand?”

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“I still catch myself feeling sad about things that don’t matter anymore.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Unready to Wear

“I sympathise with everybody, damn it, and see why they are the way they are.”

Kurt Vonnegut, The Commandant’s Desk

“Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse for some.”

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale